Phoenix, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor's ON Power Designer, a complimentary, customized version of Power 4-5-6 Plus from Ridley Engineering, Inc. (Roswell, GA), is suited to development of both active and standby power supplies for computing, LCD monitors, battery chargers, and wall adapters working from an 85 to 260V input. The NCP120x software product, for switching supplies, provides circuit design synthesis, large-signal waveform simulation and control-loop design, plus a magnetics designer and final parts list.
"The software can assist in reducing power supply design time from weeks to days," said Dhaval Dalal, technical marketing director for Power Supply Products. "When used in conjunction with NCP120x PWM controllers, this software enables optimization of power efficiency and performance while greatly improving time-to-market by enhancing first-pass design success."
ON Power Designer includes one of the industry's fastest simulation tools. Waveforms appear instantly, with no delays due to convergence or Internet connections. The software is pre-loaded with the company's devices as well as other components the designer needs to complete a power supply. New devices will be added as they become available, including discrete devices, FETs, and PWM controller ICs.
The NCP120x software is available free to registered users from ON Semi's web site, and it is also available on CD. There is no web connection needed to utilize the software.
The full-featured Power-4-5-6 Plus spreadsheet-like software available for sale from Ridley Engineering includes nine power topologies for all power ranges, proprietary high-speed simulation, true transient response analysis for step-loads, current-mode and voltage-mode control design and analysis, stress and loss analysis for all power components, and fifth-order input filter stability analysis. New features to the latest version of Ridley's Power 4-5-6 (release 8.5) include a second-stage LC filter designer, snubber designer, magnetics proximity loss calculator, semiconductor switching-loss analysis, and an enhanced interface to accelerate the design process.