Texas Instruments has expanded its Webench suite of tools with Webench
System Power Architect, an online tool to speed design of multi-output,
high-performance dc/dc power supply systems.
Power Architect enables the user to build and optimize a complete power
system from the edge of the card to the smallest point-of-load. In
addition to the design and simulation of individual point-of-load
converters, the tool adds the ability to accommodate multiple
intermediate bus architectures and safety isolation in conjunction with
TIís hot-swap controllers and isolated power products.
addition of Webench System Power Architect, designers can create
isolated power systems with hot swap capability in just about 60
seconds, claims TI. When driving multiple loads, the designer can
customize output voltages and load currents, and also select FPGAs and
processors, which are preconfigured with critical requirements, load
grouping and sequencing. Other options to select include ripple filter,
low dropout regulators (LDO), external sync or separate supply.
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