Power Management Design Toolchain - An introduction to LTpowerPlanner, LTpowerCad, Filter Designer and LTspice
- While the design of a complete power supply can not be automated today, many of the tasks that are necessary for successful power converter designs can be performed with suitable tools. Analog Devices offers a complete tool chain making power supply design very simple, even for the engineers that are not power supply experts. Coming from simple Excel spread sheets, today’s tools offer excellent expertise in circuit design. LTpowerPlanner is helping to select the most suitable architecture for a specific power chain in any system. LTpowerCAD suggests an optimized circuit design with calculation of external components and optimization capabilities. The Filter Designer makes sure that a proposed design passes EMI requirements and finally LTspice, as a very successful circuit simulator, helps to optimize a circuit before the first hardware is even built.