Registration Deadline: 8 September 2021
Some manufacturers of power devices are providing compact simulation models of their products. The intention of these compact models is supporting the customer who might use them for virtual prototyping purposes. Using ‘Virtual Prototyping’ in power electronics aims at the acceleration of the system development process. Therefore, the applied power device models have to have a high-level accuracy. This ‘hands on training’ shall enable you to evaluate and use compact power device models. It focuses onto IGBTs, Diodes and MOSFETs. It starts with a brief description of available power device models and the related data sheets. Both are available from the website of various vendors. Furthermore, a short introduction to the recommended simulation software LTSPICE (available from the ‘Analog Devices’ website for educational purposes https://www.analog.com/en/design-center/de sign-tools-and-calculators/ltspice-simulator.html#) will follow.
During the course of this training, you will work through standard data sheet related simulation circuits and assess the used models in terms of correlation to the data sheet values. To evaluate the performance of power device models you will finally work through some application circuits. Simplifying the necessary drive and control circuits by controlled sources make this application circuits easy to handle.
Who should attend? Engineers, starting their career in power circuit design or simulation; device developers interested in power electronic system evaluation; students with a background in power electronics. The attendees should have LTSPICE on their notebook ready to use. Model libraries and test circuits needed for this tutorial will be distributed in advance.