To reach the highest power converter efficiency at the best cost, it is mandatory to find the right topology and semiconductor devices
PowerForge offers large librairies of power converter components. It allows you to find the best semiconductor technology and manufacturer for your power converter.
These libraries are assembled from manufacturer-provided data, harmonized in a universal data set enabling a fair comparison across manufacturers and technologies:
Many topologies of both non-isolated DC/DC converters and 3-phase inverters are available for comparison in PowerForge:
For motor drive design (especially in the Medium Voltage domain) the choice of the pulse-width modulation (PWM) strategy can have a major impact on both the efficiency and the harmonic distortion (THD). PowerForge offers a panel of 10 inverter modulation strategies (sine, third harmonic injection, space vector, …) and the choice between PD and APOD multilevel carrier dispositions.
Sweep over many values for all key converter design parameters to explore countless possibilities and reach the optimal design.
The main parameters available for sweeping are:
PowerForge provides comprehensive performance data for each parameter combination, helping engineers to identify the best power converter design solution.
For each explored design option, PowerForge estimates the key converter performance indicators:
These figures include not only semiconductor devices, but also heatsink and filtering inductors / capacitors. Customizable first-order models are available to estimate the performance of these passive components.
PowerForge offers a connection with industry-standard software tools (PSIM, PLECS, Excel…). These file exports help the designers compare, verify and carry on with the design of their chosen solution.
However short the deadline, you need to propose a solution that meets your client’s needs.