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Submitted by John Wilson on Monday, March 17, 2014
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS 7.20. New features include: SystemDesigner, a set of library blocks designed especially for the simulation of digitally controlled power converters, New semiconductor device model extraction algorithms which support wide-bandgap devices such as GaN, and Expanded help content. For additional detail please see the 7.20 Release Notes. The SystemDesigner functions have been designed from the ground up to accurately model the digital control loops common in today’s power converters. A set of over 20 control blocks have… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Thursday, April 11, 2013
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS 7.1. A number of usability improvements are introduced with this latest version including a powerful Efficiency Calculator and a new Bode Plot Probe. New additions to the model library include a selection of low- and medium-voltage MOSFETs from Fairchild Semiconductor and a set of Op-amps, comparators and switches from Maxim Semiconductor. For circuits where the traditional POP and AC analysis are mathematically inapplicable, the Design Verification Module has been enhanced to include a Multi-Tone AC Analysis Mode. For a… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Thursday, November 1, 2012
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS 7.0. New features include multiple core support for multi-run and Monte Carlo simulations, a new part search/selector dialog that simplifies part discovery and component placement and significant performance improvements for both the SIMPLIS and SIMetrix simulation engines. The Design Verification Module (DVM) is now fully supported on the Windows x64 platform and offers new test objectives, measurement functions and a built-in efficiency testplan for DC-DC converters using SIMPLIS. For a full summary, please see the Release… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Monday, March 12, 2012
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS 6.2. New features include data registers for the Advanced Digital components, the selection of MOSFETs and Diodes by device ratings, and the ability to attach measurements to fixed probes. The user selected measurements are updated after each simulation on the graph viewer and, if desired, on the schematic. In addition to these features, an enhanced diagnostic error message is generated when the Periodic Operating Point analysis is unable to find the steady-state operating point of a system. For additional detail please see… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces today the release of the latest version of its market-leading simulation engine. Version 6.1 solidly supports our efforts to provide our power electronics customers the best tools for virtual prototyping. Updates in this version include improvements to the waveform viewer, schematic and model management, and adds per-cycle waveform measurements. Major enhancements to the Design Verification Module provide support for SIMetrix, user-defined testplans and multiple sources and loads. The SIMPLIS simulator has been updated to include discrete Infinite… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Monday, March 7, 2011
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces today the imminent release of the latest version of its market-leading simulation engine. The Version 6.1 release adds a number of speed and stability improvements, as well as significant expansion of the capabilities of the Design Verification Module.   Updates to the Design Verification Module: Support for SIMetrix as well as the SIMPLIS simulator PowerAssist – Adds a number of convenience features for Power Electronics users to significantly speed up the creation of customized test suites User-defined Testplans Supports multiple input… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This video briefly illustrates why SIMetrix/SIMPLIS is the world leading simulation tool for closed-loop power supply design. SIMPLIS can find the steady-state Periodic Operating Point of a switching power supply much faster than running a long transient. AC analysis in SIMPLIS runs fast and requires no average models to measure a Bode Plot. Transient simulations of closed-loop power supplies in SIMPLIS are typically 10 - 50 times faster than Spice. Please note, this video uses annotations and there is no sound.
Submitted by John Wilson on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces today the release of the latest version of its market-leading simulation engine. Version 6.0 is a strong continuation of our efforts to support our power electronics customers in their virtual prototyping processes. In practice, Virtual Prototyping requires both simulation speed and accuracy. SIMPLIS Version 6.0 introduces important new features that aim to speed up the virtual prototyping process, especially for complex power controllers with very large amounts of digital content. We have also added storage and memory management features that reduce the… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Monday, February 22, 2010
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of the Design Verification Module, an add-on to the market leading SIMetrix / SIMPLIS simulation package. The Design Verification Module (DVM) enables a user to automate the execution of a suite of tests, compare the measured results with design performance specifications and generate a user-friendly test report summarizing the circuit performance of a switching power supply. Configuration of an existing circuit for use with DVM generally takes less than five minutes and the automated test configuration can save hours of work. With a few… Read more
Submitted by John Wilson on Monday, February 16, 2009
Simplis Technologies, Inc. announces today the release of a new version of its market-leading simulation engine.  While SIMPLIS has long been the leader in simulation for analog power electronics, the new SIMPLIS 5.6 incorporates Advanced Digital simulation bringing those same capabilities to a new generation of power supply designs. SIMPLIS 5.6 allows designers of digitally controlled power supplies to effectively explore the interaction between increasingly complex digital control schemes and the resulting performance of the complete power supply system.  Updating to SIMPLIS 5.6 offers… Read more