Designing a Power Supply in Five Simple Steps with LTpowerCAD

Designing and optimizing switching mode power supplies is becoming a more frequent and challenging task, especially for in-experienced supply designers. The conventional “paper-design” method is not only time consuming, but also difficult without optimum results. LTpowerCAD design tool provides an easy and simple way to allow people designing a power supply in five simple steps:

Figure 1. LTpowerCAD Design a Supply in 5 Simple Steps.

In addition, there are many existing design examples, such as LTC demo boards and datasheet circuits, in LTpowerCAD solution library. The users can also save their designs and build up their own solution library. So people can leverage these solutions and use it as a quick start point. Furthermore, the LTpowerCAD design can be exported to a LTspice simulation circuit to check supply waveforms and transient performances.

With LTpowerCAD design tool, a supply schematic can be easily designed in as short as a few minutes.

For more informaton please download Designing a Supply in a Five Simple Steps with LTpowerCAD presentation.


Henry Zhang

Henry Zhang

Henry Zhang is ADI’s Power by Linear™ applications director. He received a B.S.E.E. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1994 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute at State University, Blacksburg, Virginia in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He has been with Linear Technology (now part of ADI) since 2001.


Gabino Alonso

Gabino Alonso is currently the director of strategic marketing for the Power by Linear™ Group. Prior to joining ADI, Gabino held various positions in marketing, engineering, operations, and education at Linear Technology, Texas Instruments, and California Polytechnic State University. He holds a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.