Improving Power Supply Design Using Semi-Automation—Five Steps to Quick and Efficient Design
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Designing the correct power source is essential and complex, since there is no one typical application. While total automation of power supply design is yet to be achieved, a comprehensive range of semi-automated tools are available today. This article details the use of semi-automated design tools through five critical steps of the power supply design process. These tools can be valuable to both the novice and expert power supply design engineer.
- Creating the Power Supply Architecture
- Selecting Integrated Circuits for Each DC-to-DC Converter
- Circuit Design of the Individual DC-to-DC Converters
- Simulation of the Circuit in the Time Domain
- Testing the Hardware