Licensing Options

Below is a comparison table of the PSIM Demo, Student, Standard, and Professional versions.

The student version is for student use, and the standard version is for commercial use.

For Education/University license options, please visit Education License options.  Interested in leasing PSIM? Click here or scroll down for more details.

Features Demo Standard Professional
Cost Free $ $$$
Circuit Size Limit 34 elements 60 elements*** No Limit
Motor Drive Module ✔* ✔✔** ✔✔
Digital Control Module ✔* ✔✔ ✔✔
SimCoupler Module ✔* ✔✔
Thermal Module ✔* ✔✔
Renewable Energy Module  ✔* ✔✔ ✔✔
SPICE Module ✔✔
MagCoupler Module ✔✔
MagCoupler-RT Module   ✔✔
SimCoder/F2833x/F2837x/F2802x/F2803x/F2806x/PE-Expert4 Targets ✔✔*** ✔✔
PIL (Processor-in-Loop) Module ✔✔
Motor Control Design Suite ✔✔
HEV Design Suite ✔✔
ModCoupler-VHDL and ModCoupler-Verilog Modules ✔✔
PsimBook Exercise ✔**** ✔✔
C block (built-in C interpreter) ✘*****
PWM IC models
Saturable core element  
Advanced DLL blocks (embedded Software block and general DLL block)  
3-phase PLL blocks and 1-phase/3-phase enhanced PLL blocks  

Feature is available with restrictions
✔✔ Feature is available as add-on option at additional cost
 Feature is not available

* In addition to the 34-element limit, the demo version imposes limits and restrictions on individual elements, simulation functionality, and available Modules.  Subcircuit and library editing functions are disabled.
** Except non-linear machine models
*** SimCoder/Target Standard version allows for maximum of 100 elements (as compared to 60) and C blocks are available with a limit of 50 statements.
****Some of the exercises require the Motor Drive Module for full functionality.  Some of the exercises require PSIM Professional (circuits with more than 60 elements) See HERE for more detail.
*****C blocks are not available to the Standard Version, except when SimCoder and one of the hardware targets are in the license.

SmartCtrl is a separate software independent of PSIM. A limited version of SmartCtrl comes with the PSIM demo version installation. SmartCtrl can be purchased separately or in conjunction with PSIM.

Annual Software Maintenance

When you purchase a new license of PSIM Professional, the first year of the optional maintenance is included for free. The Maintenance Plan protects your software investment, and ensures that your software tool is always up-to-date. Visit our Annual Maintenance page for full details.  Maintenance is available at an additional cost for Standard version, and is not available for Student version.

Lease options

Term License: For a term license, the software expires automatically after the corresponding period of the term licensed. We offer the PSIM Professional software to industry customers, with terms of 2, 3, 6, or 12 months. We offer Classroom Licenses (12 month term license) to University professors/instructors.

The Lease includes the maintenance package, including free software updates, upgrades, and ongoing access to technical support. The Student and Standard versions are not available as a lease, and do not have the maintenance option.

Please note that the lease options may not be available in your region. Please check your local distributor for the availability.

Academic Licensing Options

For license options for Education, please visit Education License options

Please note that the Standard Version may not be available in your region. Please check your local distributor for the availability.

The Demo Version is free and unlimited in time. It has the full functionality, with the exception that the subcircuit and library editing functions are disabled. The total element size is limited to 34. In addition, there are further limits on individual elements. The Demo Version is unrestricted and can be freely copied and distributed.

Read the end-user software license agreement EULA here.