CosmosScope offers a wide variety of graph display formats to suit individual preferences. When viewing analyses in the frequency domain, the designer can easily switch between Bode, Nichols, and Nyquist diagrams and Smith charts. Graphs automatically display signal units such as current, voltage, watts, and so forth. Viewing analyses in the time domain is accomplished by using analog graph views, or trace views to see large number of digital, analog and mixed-signal results in a strip-chart-like trace window.
Compared to other analog waveform viewers, CosmosScope offers greater flexibility in viewing digital waveforms. Signals can be displayed as bits, buses or registers in binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal or floating- point representations. Buses can be viewed in typical timing-diagram format or can be shown as a "stepped" waveform —useful when viewing a bus or register value as an integer or when comparing the digital input to a digital-to-analog converter with its analog output signal.
It's also easy to analyze results of analyses that generate multiple runs, such as Monte Carlo analysis or parametric variation. Select the name of a signal, bring up the pop-up menu, and then choose whether to look at multiple or individual runs. Each curve is automatically annotated with parameter values.