Online Power Design Tools

Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

April 18, 2017
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Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

Cabling can have a major impact on the performance of power systems. To determine the impact of cabling, we recently added the capability to analyze the impact of resistance in conductors to our PowerBench Whiteboard tool. Consider the following application: a tethered drone requires 10A at 12V, and is connected via a cable with 2 Ohms resistance. Just connecting a 12V supply doesn’t work as there would be 7.6V dropped in the cable. Simply increasing the voltage at the supply end of the cable is one solution, but there...

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A Custom Power Component in Just Two Minutes

March 1, 2017
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A Custom Power Component in Just Two Minutes

Despite the wide range of power components that we offer, sometimes an off-the-shelf device doesn’t quite meet the application’s requirement.

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Analyzing Bi-Directional NBMs Using the Whiteboard

November 29, 2016
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Analyzing Bi-Directional NBMs Using the Whiteboard

The ability of our Non-Isolated Bus Converter Modules (NBMs) to operate in either direction makes designing many power systems simpler, and they can also provide significant cost, size and efficiency benefits.

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EDN Reviews the Power System Designer

September 1, 2016
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EDN Reviews the Power System Designer

We’ve talked about the benefits of using our Power System Designer several times on the blog, but it was great to see an independent review

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Steal this New Widget

August 23, 2016
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Power developers need online power design tools if they are to meet the ever-increasing demands for efficiency, performance and reduced time-to-market.

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Sometimes it Pays to Keep it Simple

June 22, 2016
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Sometimes it Pays to Keep it Simple

The Power System Designer is an amazing tool for developing complex power chains based on our power components. But sometimes you just want to find one device

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Take the 90 Second Challenge: Design a Complete Power Chain in Less than 1 ½ Minutes

May 17, 2016
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Take the 90 Second Challenge: Design a Complete Power Chain in Less than 1 ½ Minutes

Designing power systems is a tough, time-consuming job, which has typically required a lot of manual calculations and research. Our new Power System Designer, however, changes everything

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