Modeling IBC Performance
Just Got Easier

February 1, 2012
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A new online simulation tool is available in Vicor’s PowerBench online design center, which enables power designers to quickly and easily select, simulate and optimize the intermediate stage of an Intermediate Bus Architecture power system. You can select and model the electrical and thermal performance of Vicor’s high efficiency (> 98%) IBCs in operating conditions unique to your specific application — all without hardware. The tool is easy, fast and intuitive. 

There are seven types of simulations to choose from :

  • Thermal
  • Steady State
  • Vin Start-up
  • Vin Step
  • Load Step
  • EN Start-up
  • EN Shut Down

You can view the resulting data graphically on the screen in seconds. The tool offers you customizable reference designs, oscilloscope-like tools for manipulating waveforms, the ability to compare and save simulations and to dynamically model converter performance.

With these capabilities, you can assess interdependencies, such as the impact of variables like input voltage range, load conditions, ambient temperature and airflow.  Variables defining external input and output filter elements can be adjusted to minimize input and output ripple and optimize performance while reducing the total footprint allocated to IBCs.

Want to speed up your design cycle?  Visit the PowerBench online design center and try the IBC Simulation Tool today.  It’s free and you don’t have to sign in to run simulations.

Tool: DC-DC Solution Selector tool
Press release: Vicor Unveils Online IBC Power Simulation Tool

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