Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) has announced the DC/DC Designer tool. DC/DC Designer is a simulation tool used to create and simulate power supply circuits using MPS regulators. It is available in both on-line and in a downloadable desk-top version.
The DC/DC Designer is a tool with a graphical user interface (GUI) that can help create and then simulate a power supply circuit tailored to a specific application. Given an MPS regulator, target performance specifications, and (optionally) key external components, the DC/DC Designer can design a circuit complete with optimal external components to best meet target specifications.
Its circuit simulation then provides key performance data (such as efficiency, transient performance, etc.) and waveforms (such as ripple, switching transients, etc.). When the user is satisfied with the circuit design, the DC/DC Designer then generates a schematic, a layout guide, and a bill of materials.