Another design and simulation suite thatís overloaded with tools for everything imaginable comes from Texas Instruments. With their myriad of SBC and evaluation boards, it only makes sense that they would provide the tools needed to accompany them. The companyís WEBENCH Design Center is loaded with software to cover every facet of design and simulation that could make your brain hemorrhage. The tools contain everything needed for customized power, filtering and sensing designs with highly detailed schematics that can be adjusted on the fly. The WEBENCH Power Designer features a graphical user interface with readouts for everything from power requirements to desired LED lumens and also has a convenient button that allows users to adjust between BOM cost, component footprint and design efficiency depending on personal preference. All of Texas Instrumentís design and simulation tools are run through the web browser of your choice and project designs can be saved online or downloaded no matter where users are at in the design process. WEBENCH aided me on a LED project in the past, couldnít has done it so quickly and perfect otherwise.
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