ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Simulator

(IEEE) A device, computer program, or system that behaves or operates like a given system when provided a set of controlled inputs. A simulator provides inputs or responses that resemble anticipated process parameters. Its function is to present data to the system at known speeds and in a proper format.

Publication Source: FDA Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology

Contrast with: Emulator

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