Power Integrations Offers PI Expert Suite Version 6.0

March 03, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Power Integrations Inc. (San Jose, CA), a leader in power conversion semiconductor technology, released version 6.0 of PI Expert Suite, the company’s design software for switched-mode power supplies. The PC-based software package automates the design of flyback, forward-converter, buck and buck-boost power supplies utilizing Power Integrations' ICs, reducing design time and accelerating time-to-market.

The PI Expert Suite takes a designer’s power supply specifications and automatically determines the critical components needed to generate an energy-efficient power supply. The intuitive graphical interface includes interactive circuit schematics and a design wizard that guides the user to the best circuit topology. Interactive design forms aid the user in configuring the advanced power supply features built into Power Integrations' ICs, such as over-voltage and under-voltage protection, thermal shutdown, and external current limits.

Among the new features included in PI Expert Suite 6.0 is PI Transformer Designer, a unique tool that produces detailed transformer specifications for power supply designs. The PI Expert CD-ROM contains the complete suite of design software in addition to the full library of Power Integrations data sheets and reference designs. The software is offered free of charge and is available through the company’s network of worldwide distributors. Users may also order a CD-ROM or download the software directly from the company’s website.