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POWER ELECTRONICS SIMULATORS What is the best simulation software for power electronics?

Author / Editor: Nigel Charig / Johanna Erbacher

Modern power electronics systems typically involve sophisticated designs while being critical to the reliability and safety of their target environments. Due to their internal components’ complex interactions and behaviors, simulation is often the only way to predict their performance.*

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This article looks at the different types of power electronics simulators that are currently available.
This article looks at the different types of power electronics simulators that are currently available.
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Your power electronics system contributes critically to your product’s success; it must reliably deliver the correct voltages, currents, and waveforms to the points of load without causing or being susceptible to electrical noise. It also carries significant safety requirements, especially if it operates at high voltages and currents.

Thermal management is a further concern in any power electronics system as components can reach extremely high temperatures very quickly. Additionally, noise in switching regulators can induce unintended switching in low level downstream digital components, especially when these regulators run at high current.