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PowerEsim Help Manual

PowerEsim is a free web-based software providing power supply (SMPS) design, transformer design, magnetic design, loss analysis, thermal analysis, waveform analysis, MTBF analysis, BOM building, DVT analysis and optimization of power supply (SMPS).
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction. 7

1.1 A New CAD tool on the Internet for Switching Power Supplies. 7

1.2 Powerful Integrated features. 7

1.3 A Tool for Engineers. 7

1.4 A Tool for Managers. 7

1.5 A Tool for Component Vendors. 7

1.6 A Tool for Trainees. 7

1.7 Subscription. 7

1.8 System Requirement 8

2 User Interface Practice. 9

2.1 Button Color and Practice. 9

2.2 Button in Thermal Analysis. 9

3 PowerEsim Account Management 11

3.1 Add user account (for Administrator only) 11

3.2 Manage user account (for Administrator only) 11

3.3 Logout user(s) (for Administrator only) 11

3.4 Change password. 12

4 Getting Start 13

4.1 Select topology at front page. 13

4.2 Select topology at other sub-page. 13

4.3 Add more outputs. 13

4.4 Changing input voltage and current 13

4.5 First thing to do - Initialize Design. 14

4.6 Add Stack Winding. 14

4.7 Select a part from schematic page. 14

4.8 Component Selection User Interface searched components box. 15

4.9 Change a component from database. 16

4.10 Preview Component shape. 17

4.11 Analysis Particular Component 18

4.12 View Component Characteristics. 19

4.13 Select PWM Controller Block. 20

4.14 Change PWM Controller Circuit 20

4.15 Select Feedback Block. 21

4.16 Change Feedback Circuit 21

4.17 View charts on the front page. 23

4.18 Print Schematic Diagram.. 23

5 Project Management 25

5.1 Go To Project Management Page. 25

5.2 Project Management Page. 25

5.3 Add Power Supply to Project 26

5.4 Delete Power Supply from Project 26

5.5 Save Power Supply. 28

5.6 Naming Power Supply. 28

5.7 Project Summaries. 29

5.8 Select Power Supply. 31

5.9 Switch between Power Supplies. 31

6 Loss Analysis. 32

6.1 What is Loss analysis?. 32

6.2 Most crucial parameter Total Loss. 32

6.3 Instant update on the Total Loss after any change. 32

6.4 Individual Component Loss shown. 32

6.5 Conduction Loss. 32

6.6 Switching Loss. 33

6.7 Fringing & Leakage Flux Loss. 33

7 Waveform Analysis. 34

7.1 What is waveform analysis?. 34

7.2 What are shown on these plots?. 34

7.3 Hey, what are these curves for?. 34

7.4 Can I change the operating condition?. 35

8 Loop Analysis. 35

8.1 What is Loop analysis?. 35

8.2 Loop Analysis with power supply initialized - Generic transfer function analyzer. 35

8.3 Loop Analysis with power supply initialized. 41

9 Thermal Analysis. 45

9.1 What is thermal analysis?. 45

9.2 How to start the Thermal Analysis?. 45

9.3 Interface Requirement(s) for viewing Thermal Analysis?. 45

9.4 It is a 2D and 3D Thermal Analyzer. 45

9.5 Place a part 47

9.6 How to find a part by designator?. 47

9.7 How to add a part for thermal simulation?. 48

9.8 Printed Circuit Board PCB and heat sink can also be added. 50

9.9 Defining Highlighted Losses of added parts. 52

9.10 Start thermal simulation. 53

9.11 Color map for temperature distribution. 53

9.12 How to get and update the physical location of parts after placement?. 54

9.13 How to view or edit a part at Thermal Analyzer?. 54

9.14 Different thermal results at different combinations of Vin and Iout 54

9.15 How to turn the board to 3D view?. 55

9.16 Create different package style of components. 55

9.17 How to zoom in or zoom out the working area?. 56

9.18 Select multiple components and move them together. 56

9.19 Group and ungroup components. 56

9.20 Lock a component in position. 56

9.21 Attach two components by the shortest distance. 57

9.22 How to ungroup the attached components?. 57

9.23 How to Rotate Components?. 58

9.24 Details of short-cut keys which help a lot 58

9.25 Put SMT component on the PCB.. 58

10 MTBF Analysis. 59

10.1 What is MTBF analysis?. 59

10.2 Overall Failure Rate Result, MTBF and Life time. 59

10.3 Where is the individual failure rate. 59

10.4 Electrical setting of each part can be modified. 59

10.5 How to recalculate MTBF?. 60

11 BOM - BOM Builder. 61

11.1 What is BOM Builder?. 61

11.2 Customize column shown. 61

11.3 Preview Revision. 62

11.4 Confirm Revision. 62

11.5 Export to Excel format 62

12 DVT Reports. 63

12.1 What is DVT report?. 63

12.2 Change the current condition. 63

12.3 4 Corners Test 63

12.4 Export to Excel format 63

13 Magnetic Builder. 64

13.1 What is magnetic builder?. 64

13.2 Create a new transformer. 64

13.3 Magnetic Builder Winding Construction. 65

13.4 Add number of primary winding. 66

13.5 Add number of secondary winding. 66

13.6 Add Bifilar. 66

13.7 Flux Band. 66

13.8 Add Primary / Secondary Winding. 68

13.9 Faraday Shield. 70

13.10 Add a transformer to the design. 70

13.11 Make split winding or parallel winding. 71

13.12 Customize the winding order. 71

13.13 Adjust number of turns for each winding. 71

13.14 Select the wire used for each winding. 72

13.15 Every change can affect the total loss. 72

13.16 Every change can affect transformer loss. 72

13.17 Some change can affect the Peak Flux. 72

13.18 Putting transformers in parallel / series. 73

13.19 Changing the transformer inductance. 74

13.20 Select different core shape and manufacturer. 74

13.21 Select different core material 74

13.22 Overall bobbin thickness can be adjusted. 75

13.23 Adjust the overall creepage tape width. 75

13.24 Adjust the Overall winding indent 75

13.25 Adjust the Overall Multi-Layer Winding setting. 76

13.26 Change the No. of wire in parallel 76

13.27 Adjust the overall wire used in all winding. 76

13.28 How to change the Winding Wizard option?. 77

13.29 Change bobbin thickness on each side. 78

13.30 Configure the bobbin winding window dimension. 78

13.31 How to change the winding layer usage?. 79

13.32 Bobbin with split walls. 79

13.33 Configure number of split walls. 80

13.34 Configure the thickness of split walls. 80

13.35 Configure the thickness of each partition. 81

13.36 Configure tape characteristic in each winding. 81

13.37 Configure the tape type used in each winding. 85

13.38 Configure the dot sign of each winding. 86

13.39 Define the winding start position of each winding. 87

13.40 Configure the winding indent of each winding. 88

13.41 Configure the characteristic of multi-layer winding of each winding. 89

13.42 Creepage position. 90

13.43 Creepage width of each winding. 91

13.44 Change the number of turns of each split winding. 92

13.45 Locate the winding in which bobbin partition. 93

13.46 Generate Transformer Drawing. 94

14 Add Parts. 101

14.1 What is Add Parts?. 101

14.2 What types of parts can be added?. 101

14.3 Adding parts from the component database. 102

14.4 Define the losses of the added component 103

14.5 Create customize parts. 104

14.6 Define the losses of the added customize part 106

14.7 Define the material of the customize part 106

14.8 How to set the shape of the customize part?. 106

14.9 How to set the size of the customize part?. 107

14.10 How to edit the MTBF properties of a customized capacitor?. 107

14.11 Customize a heat sink. 107

14.12 Changing the fin of a heat sink. 108

14.13 Customize a PCB?. 108

14.14 How to view or delete the added parts?. 109

15 Smart Optimizer. 110

15.1 What is the Smart Optimizer? What can it do?. 110

15.2 How to fire off the Smart Optimizer?. 110

15.3 After pressing the Smart Optimizer button, a dialog box pops up and asks for number of iterations! 111

15.4 View Optimization Result 111

15.5 Clear Optimization Result 111

16 Save and Load Design. 112

16.1 Save your design. 112

16.2 Load design. 112

17 Troubleshooting. 113

18 PowerEsim Terms of use. 116

 

 



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