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Power Topologies: An Interactive Handbook

This handbook presents an overview of the most important DC-DC converter topologies. The main objective is to guide a designer in selecting the topology with its associated semiconductor devices. Be sure to interact with the embedded designs below, and feel free to take them into your own workspace to explore further!

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Multiple Waveform Viewer and Smart Color Scheme

SystemVision Cloud is all about modeling, simulation, and waveforms – lots of waveforms! We make it easy for you to view your waveforms by clicking on the probe icon, on the application toolbar, and dragging probes onto any wire or component.

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Full-Screen Mode

The SystemVision Cloud application environment opens automatically within your web browser when you go to create a new design or take a closer look at a previously existing one. If you are going to spend more time in-depth designing, modeling, or simulating, it may be helpful to dedicate more of your screen space for this. SystemVision Cloud supports a full-screen mode as shown below

Go Full Screen

To go full screen, just click the window button as shown here.

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Downloading Waveform Results in SystemVision Cloud

When using SystemVision Cloud in modeling and design, the results of simulations can be valuable for a variety of reasons. Whether your using SystemVision Cloud's multi-discipline simulation engine to measure voltage or velocity, the output data can be useful and applicable outside of the application environment. Let's take a look at how to download simulation results.

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Managing PWM Waveforms, Part 1 - Data Reduction

This is the first part of a three-part series on special handling of PWM waveforms. The first two parts deal with the large amount of data involved. The last part deals with precise characterization in the presence of switching cycle “noise.” I am honored to post this article, which was created by one of our talented community members, a modeling and simulation expert and my friend, Norm Elias:

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Get the Heat Out! … Electronic-Thermal Design Modeling

We have recently added a number of new electro-thermal models to our Component Library. These models represent devices that are either temperature sensing/control elements, or electronic components that dissipate significant power and may require thermal analysis. These models include:

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TDFS Part 3 – Impedance Measurement for Switching Converters and Power System Stability Analysis

In this final installment of my series on TDFS (Time Domain Frequency Sweep) analysis, I’ll focus on measuring impedance vs. frequency. I’ll first demonstrate the method by showing the measurement of input impedance for a switching power converter. Then I’ll extend that method to analyze the “impedance stability” of a distributed power system. Power systems may include many DC to DC converters, some acting as sources and other as loads.

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The SystemVision® Cloud Import Tool Troubleshooting Guide

What Is This Import Tool You Speak Of?

It’s a plugin for Mentor PADS PCB tools that allows you to import the designs and components that you create here. There’s a great blog about it here. If you're a registered PADS user, you can upgrade your SystemVision® Cloud subscription here.

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Is it a Wire or a Transmission Line?

Question: When is a wire or cable a transmission line?


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