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Test Drive the NCV84160 High-Side Driver Here!

Before you buy a car, you probably take it on a test drive. There are on-line “virtual test drives”, but they are usually just videos showing someone else driving the car … there is no user interaction! That is no longer the case when buying automotive electronics components. With SystemVision Cloud, semiconductor manufacturers can provide far more realistic, interactive “test drives” for their customers.

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Creating “Live” Embedded Designs to Demonstrate Your Applications

We have been asked by several of our customers for instructions on creating “Live” (a.k.a. “tunable”) designs and embedding them in their own web-pages. These component manufactures appreciate the accessibility and customer-education value of these interactive reference designs, for demonstrating key features and effective usage of their devices, in the context to the customer’s application!

This article describes a method for creating this content. It is also product of that approach!

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Ember Coffee Mug Virtual Teardown

Virtual Teardown

When I saw the original advertisement  for the Ember coffee mug, I was drawn to it like a Seattleite to a Starbucks. I knew that I had to get one and would then inevitably spend my weekend trying to figure out precisely how it works.

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Motion Control Design: Frequency Response Modeling of a Flexible Structure

A versatile and effective modeling capability is available in our HyperLynx product family. It uses complex-pole fitting to extract simulation-ready models from measured frequency response data. This can be useful in a wide range of engineering design applications, from system level transfer function (signal flow) analysis, to modeling component interactions in a circuit simulation. The following example illustrates both of these aspects in a practical application: Design of a motion control loop that includes a flexible structure.

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New: Explore Live Energy Harvesting Designs

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".

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Electric Power Steering - Coordinated Control, Electronics and Motor Design

Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems provide a challenging control design problem for system integrators. Because the system directly interacts with the driver’s hands, reducing vibration is a must.

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Need a Power Fairy? You Need Coordinated Electrical and Thermal Design!

A colleague of mine, a thermal design engineer, once made a comment that I’ll never forget. I was simulating a power electronics circuit and I placed a scope probe on a transistor model and plotted the power dissipation. Its value was of course changing over time, as the circuit’s operating state was varied during the simulated test scenario. He exclaimed: “You have a Power Fairy!”

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Need To Tune-Up Your Network Signal Quality? Now You CAN (FD)!

Ever since the CAN specification was released many decades ago, designers have pushed their network configurations beyond the conservative limits of the standard, driven by manufacturablity, customization flexibility and other non-technical reasons. With thorough engineering analysis, including electrical simulation of the physical layer, they were able to design communication systems that meet both demanding performance and economic requirements.

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Enabling Cloud-based Simulation for Independent and Collaborative Automotive Solutions

ON Semiconductor uses SystemVision® Cloud to offer customers a comprehensive web-based design/simulation environment. By developing VHDL-AMS product models, ON's application engineers provide cloud-based product support, including interactive schematics and application notes, tunable simulations of pre-designed solutions, and free-form application designs. Collaborative workgroups let product application engineers work concurrently with their customers in private design workspaces, solving real design-in problems in the end-application circuit.


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