Vishay Intertechnology announced their new PowerCAD simulation tool. The PowerCAD simulator is a free online tool that gives engineers a fast and convenient way to test and optimize DC/DC circuits built with Vishay Siliconix regulator ICs. Vishay’s PowerCAD simulator tool is ideal for both experienced analog and power designers as well as junior or digital designers with less experience in high-power, high-frequency voltage regulator design.
With the PowerCAD Simulation tool, engineers can select the appropriate regulator based on the required operating conditions. Then the tool can be used to generate a full circuit schematic for the application. The schematic can then be edited as required for more advanced users or for performance comparison purposes. Once the basic circuit is created, the designer can perform DC, transient, and start-up simulations with visibility of all the circuit node waveforms. An efficiency analysis and optimization of the circuit with detailed power loss analysis may also be performed.
The PowerCAD simulator tool can also generates a bill of materials (BOM) available for online ordering. The circuit simulation can also be shared easily with Vishay FAEs for additional technical support or any other related question. Regulator ICs supported by the PowerCAD Simulation tool include the Vishay Siliconix microBUCK family of fully protected high-efficiency, high-frequency step-down voltage regulators.
microBUCK serves is a cost-effective solution for a wide range of point-of-load (POL) applications having input voltages from 2.7 V to 36 V and handling up to 15 A of load current. The PowerCAD Simulation tool provides on-the-fly simulation for all of the following microBUCK devices: SiC413, SiC414, SiC424, SiC401, SiC402, SiC403, and SiP12107.
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