3-Day Advanced SIMPLIS (Remote) Training - USA

Date

October 20th - 22nd, 2021

This three-day course is designed to provide current users with the advanced understanding needed to become highly skilled at creating SIMPLIS models of switching power supplies. Participants will attend remotely but will interact with the instructors in real-time, and engage in all the hands-on exercises that are part of our normal in-person training courses.

Virtual Location: USA

Live instruction will be given between 08:30 – 17:00 CDT (Central Daylight Time) each day.

Course Description:

The first two days of the class will cover the following topics:

  • How to create SIMPLIS models that run fast and quickly find the Periodic Operating Point
  • How to parameterize a SIMPLIS model and how to create a custom Edit Dialog
  • Methods to create time-domain models for critical power stage components (MOSFETs, drivers, rectifiers, inductors, and transformers)
  • Fundamentals for modeling control circuits
  • Essential details for conducting a comprehensive analysis of power supply performance
  • Techniques for measuring time-domain waveforms and AC analyses such as Bode plots, input and output impedance

Several important applications are covered on the third day. We begin with designing and modeling magnetic devices using the SIMPLIS Magnetics Design Module. We explore the impact of different design choices on core loss and winding losses, including proximity and skin effects. Our second application will show how users can create their own digital functionality using our C/C++ code DLL feature. Finally, predicting the interaction between MOSFET driver limitations and losses in power MOSFETs will be covered on the third day.

This course makes extensive use of hands-on exercises that are central to the training experience. During the three-day class, every student will be provided with access to a virtual computer with a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Pro license with DVM and MDM.

Who Will Benefit from this Course:

  • Engineers with modest to extensive experience using SIMPLIS to design switching power supplies
  • Experienced users of SIMPLIS will benefit significantly from this advanced course

Course Outline and Schedule:

Wednesday, October 20

  • Module 1 - Overview of the SIMPLIS Environment
    • 1.0 SIMPLIS Basics
      • 1.0.1 SIMPLIS is a Time-Domain Simulator, all the Time, for Every Analysis, Period
      • 1.0.2 PWL Simulation and Modeling
      • 1.0.3 Multi-Level Modeling
      • 1.0.4 Accuracy of PWL Models
      • 1.0.5 POP and AC Analysis
    • 1.1 Introduction to DVM: What is DVM?
  • Module 2 - Advanced SIMPLIS
    • 2.0 Transient Analysis Settings
    • 2.1 Initial Conditions and Back Annotation
    • 2.2 How POP Really Works
    • 2.3 Managing Simulation Data

Thursday, October 21

  • Module 3 - Running SIMPLIS Simulations
    • 3.0 A Look Under the SIMPLIS Hood
      • 3.0.1 What Happens When You Press F9?
      • 3.0.2 What Actual Device is Simulated in SIMPLIS?
    • 3.1 SIMPLIS Multi-Step Analysis
    • 3.2 SIMPLIS Monte Carlo Analysis
    • 3.3 Loading a Schematic with Component Values
  • Module 4 - Introduction to Modeling
    • 4.0 What is a Symbol?
    • 4.1 What is a Model?
    • 4.2 What is a Schematic Component File?
    • 4.3 What is a Device?
  • Module 5 - Parameterization
    • 5.0 About Parameters
    • 5.1 Passing Parameters into Subcircuits
    • 5.2 Parameter-Editing Dialogs
      • 5.2.2 Adding Tabbed Parameter-Editing Dialogs

Friday, October 22

  • SIMPLIS Applications
    • SIMPLIS Magnetics Design Module
    • MOSFET modeling tool
    • SIMPLIS Design Verification Module
  • Module 4 - Introduction to Modeling (continued)
    • 4.4 Protecting Your Intellectual Property - Model Encryption
    • 4.5 Debugging Slow Simulations
  • SIMPLIS Applications (continued)
    • Modeling Switching Losses
    • Modeling Digital Functionality using a C/C++ DLL

Cost:

Three-day Course (October 20 – 22, 2021) $1750.00 USD

Training Registration Form

Daily Schedule:

(All times CDT (Central Daylight Time)

08:30 Class Starts
10:30 Coffee Break
12:30 Break for Lunch
13:15 Resume
15:00 Short Break
17:30 Done for the day

Prerequisites:

Participants are assumed to have:

  • some practical experience using SIMetrix/SIMPLIS in power supply applications, and
  • completed the SIMPLIS Tutorial prior to attending this training course.

Please visit the training course details page for a more detailed explanation of training course logistics and system requirements.