Electro-Magnetic Components

Learn the basic building-blocks of electro-magnetic circuits (winding, core, air-gap, etc.) and to assemble them into physical models of components such as transformers and solenoids. Their realistic behavior, like saturation, core-loss and back-EMF, is well suited for mechatronic system design analysis.

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Electro-Magnetic Components

Learn the basic building-blocks of electro-magnetic circuits (winding, core, air-gap, etc.) and to assemble them into physical models of components such as transformers and solenoids. Their realistic behavior, like saturation, core-loss and back-EMF, is well suited for mechatronic system design analysis.

Got Current Spikes? Soft-Saturation Inductors to the Rescue!

Featured Article - Submitted by Mike Donnelly on 15 Dec 2015 | 08:52 PST

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Coilcraft has provided models of their XAL family of power inductors in the SystemVision Partner Library. This article shows the importance of the "soft saturation" magnetic characteristic of these parts, which can prevent catastrophic transient over-currents during start-up and other operating conditions.

New: Explore Live Energy Harvesting Designs

Featured Article - Submitted by Mike Donnelly on 9 May 2018 | 18:54 PDT

In a previous blog post, I provided a number of Energy Harvesting example designs that could be modeled and simulated in SystemVision. These included electrodynamic, thermal and solar energy harvesting for Industrial IoT and Automotive applications. Subsequent to that posting, we added a rich new capability to SystemVision, "Live Designs".