Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Anaheim, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2004 – As part of its ongoing effort to simplify the design of various power supplies, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today introduced ON Power Designer, a complimentary power supply design, analysis and simulation software developed by Ridley Engineering, Inc.
Powered by a customized version of POWER 4-5-6 Plus - the industry’s most comprehensive design software - ON Power Designer enables successful first-pass design of complete power supplies for systems that support input levels of 85 volts (V) to 260 V. This new NCP120x software is ideal for development of active and standby power supplies for computing, LCD monitors, battery chargers, wall adapters, household appliances and many other applications requiring custom power solutions.
The Future of Power
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) recently reported that improved power supply efficiency and shorter time-to-market schedules are going to be critical factors for manufacturers to achieve success in the power supply market.
“The ON Power Designer software can assist in reducing power supply design time from weeks to days,” said Dhaval Dalal, ON Semiconductor technical marketing director for Power Supply Products. “When used in conjunction with NCP120x PWM controllers, this software enables optimization of power efficiency and performance while greatly improving time-to-market by enhancing first-pass design success.”
Power efficiency is a primary focus of ON Semiconductor’s product development roadmap. For two consecutive years, the company has been honored for supporting China's efforts to reduce standby power consumption in consumer electronics including color television sets, printers and fax machines. Both the 2003 and 2002 commendations were made by the China Certification Center for Energy Conservation Products (CECP) - China’s highest authority for certifying energy conservation products. In particular, the NCP120x family of products provide designers with effective solutions to meet, and often exceed, international standby power regulations.
SOFTWARE - Features and Benefits
ON Power Designer is a unique software program that was developed with the needs of the designer in mind. It provides a complete set of tools – circuit design synthesis, large-signal waveform simulation, and control loop design, plus a magnetics designer and final parts list. All levels of users will benefit from these tools.
The software is available on CD or can be downloaded from the company’s web site at www.onsemi.com/power. The download is free of charge and there is no web connection needed to utilize the software. In this way, ON Semiconductor provides maximum flexibility and convenience to the design engineer yet assures a secure, non-intrusive design environment.
Built around a proven power electronics design platform, ON Power Designer includes the industry’s fastest proven simulation tool. Waveforms appear instantly, with no delays due to convergence or Internet connections. The software is pre-loaded with ON Semiconductor devices as well as other components the designer needs to complete a power supply. New ON devices will be added over the coming year including discrete devices, FETS and PWM controller IC’s. Users are encouraged to check the website for upgrades and additions to the software.
About Ridley Engineering
Ridley Engineering, Inc, is the industry’s premier educator for power supply design, offering hands-on laboratory training courses to power supply designers worldwide. The company sells POWER 4-5-6 Plus, the most comprehensive power supply design and simulation software available today. They also offer the industry’s finest Frequency Response Analyzer test equipment, essential for measuring control loop stability of switching power supplies. Switching Power magazine is published by Ridley Engineering and highly regarded by the industry as a valuable resource for engineers involved in power supply design. For more information, visit the Ridley Engineering web site at www.ridleyengineering.com.
About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) offers an extensive portfolio of power- and data-management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components that address the design needs of today’s sophisticated electronic products, appliances and automobiles. For more information visit the ON Semiconductor web site at www.onsemi.com.
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