Powersim is excited to announce that it has been acquired by Altair.
Power converter simulation with analog control - main functionality:
- Non-linear switch models, Non-linear magnetics
- Waveform analysis
- Controlled sources, Math blocks, s-domain control blocks, Op amps
- PWM control ICs
- C code block (user supplied code) - runs at timestep
- AC sweeps
- Scripting of simulations
- Typhoon HIL export
- Ridleyworks link (export to PSIM)
- Monte Carlo Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Fault Analysis.
Includes PSIM Professional only (no Modules)
Everything with PSIM Professional, plus:
- Digital control z-domain
- Discretized execution rates independent of time step
- Calculate switching & conduction losses
-- size heatsinks
-- Compare losses between different devices or device types
- Battery, PV, Super Capacitor models
Includes PSIM Professional, Digital Control, Thermal, and Renewable Energy Modules.
Everything with PSIM's Power Package.
Plus generate embedded “ready to go” C code for the C2000 MCUs from
Texas Instruments or for the PE-Expert4 DSP + FPGA system.
PSIM Pro, Digital Control, Thermal, Renewable Energy.
Plus SimCoder + Target(s).
Other Design ToolsAdd-on options:
These optional design tools can be added to a license of PSIM.
The SmartCtrl Pro software is a separate software and can be purchased separately or in combination with PSIM.
- Power Supply Design Suite
- EMI Design Suite
- FMI Module
- SmartCtrl Pro software
- SPICE Module (LTspice link)

PSIM Professional

PSIM has a comprehensive library of generic power electronics components, signal sources, control blocks, and measurement functions. It is quick and easy to set up, simulate, and probe even a very complicated system. A library of PWM control ICs is also available for a full power supply simulation. Also included are the new Monte Carlo Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Fault Analysis.

With simulation scripting you can automate your simulations and analysis. Any circuit attribute or simulation parameter can be changed by the script.

In addition, PSIM provides several options to model a non-ideal switch transition with models available for Si MOSFETs, SiC & GaN FETS, & IGBTs. You can also link to LTspice. The advantage of the PSIM model is it’s convergence and numerical stability.

PSIM’s built-in C Block allows you to embed c code into the simulation to see how it performs – found in PSIM’s menu Elements > Other > Function Blocks.

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PSIM Power Package

PSIM’s Power Package

Easily test the effects of quantization and observe the effects of digital delay on a control algorithm, and debug and troubleshoot in the simulation environment. Simulate all aspects of a digital control directly in the z-domain with a full suite of discrete elements. To facilitate digital controller design, a utility tool is provided to convert an analog controller to a digital controller.

If you want to compare losses between different devices or device types, PSIM’s Thermal Module library will help with this. You can also add battery, PV, or ultracapacitor models found in PSIM’s menu Elements > Power > Renewable Energy Module.

If you want to automate LLC resonant converter, you should consider adding the Power Supply Design Suite.

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Add Embedded Code Generation

PSIM’s SimCoder + Hardware Targets

Add embedded code generation to your PSIM Power Package and generate embedded “ready to go” C code for the C2000 MCUs from Texas Instruments or for the PE-Expert4 DSP+FPGA system.

Get your motor spinning as quickly as possible using PSIM’s embedded code generation. The SimCoder + targets allow a control algorithm to be automatically converted into C code that is ready to run on a target DSP – Texas Instruments F2833x, F2803x, F2802x, F2806x, F2837x, and F29004x. Learn how to quickly generate the code and flash the MCU; this video utilizes the following software: PSIM Professional, Motor Drive & Digital Control Modules, SimCoder with F2806x Target and the PIL Module.

  • Learn about design tools:
    • Power Supply Design Suite for resonant LLC converter design
    • EMI Design Suite
    • SmartCtrl for design of custom controllers below.

* Please note the PIL (Processor in the loop) Module is sold separately and includes support of TI’s InstaSPIN.

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Add Design Tools

Save hours and hours of design work

PSIM’s Power Supply Design Suite offers a complete solution for resonant LLC converter design with greater efficiency and less effort.  Automatically design LLC half or full bridge resonant tanks, gain curve comparison tool for different magnets ration (K) and quality factor (Q), and calculate ZVS boundary.

Reduce design iteration and find the optimum values of the quality factor, inductance ratio, and frequency range operation, and generate a complete resonant system that is operational and ready to simulate.

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Design Tool options

PSIM’s EMI Design Suite helps you test typical conducted EMI pre-compliance iteration steps and automatically design the EMI filters with proper attenuations for both Differential Mode (DM) and Common Mode (CM) conducted emission noises. Generate a complete system that is operational & ready to simulate.

With the SmartCtrl Pro software design the control for your power converters, including digital and analog. Fast design of controllers for various power converters including digital control design options. Includes pre-defined converters templates such as PCMC, voltage loop, current loop, or voltage & current loop.

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Co-simulation with other software

Included in PSIM

PSIM Professional includes Monte Carlo Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Fault Analysis. Also, a link to the control design platform RidleyWorks and its impressive set of magnetics design options.

PSIM also provides a function to export the power stage from PSIM to Typhoon HIL for hardware in the loop (HIL) simulation.

Add other 3rd Party Links

If you are doing your control design in MATLAB/Simulink, PSIM’s SimCoupler Module allows you to have your control in Simulink and the power stage handled by PSIM.

The ModCoupler Modules provide a link for co-simulation between PSIM and ModelSim for VHDL or Verilog code support.

The FMI Module fuses PSIM with any FMI supporting computer simulation software to develop complex cyber-physical systems. The Module provides the capability to generate FMU model files to meet the FMI standard.

LTspice link

PSIM’s SPICE Module allows you to run LTspice from PSIM and import existing SPICE libraries and subcircuits. With a vast library of SPICE models for industrial devices, SPICE provides the ability to analyze a particular device in detail, for example, the turn-on and turn-off transient of a semiconductor device.

Plus new in v2021b the SPICE Module includes a new tool to check PSPICE netlist against a LTspice netlist syntax.

The integration of SPICE into PSIM allows users to greatly reduce development time as a simulation does not need to be re-made in a new environment to study device level interactions.

Add FEA Design Link

PSIM has two options to link to JMAG, an FEA design tool for electric machine and magnetics. Choose between either PSIM’s MagCoupler or MagCoupler-RT Module – which only needs the JMAG-RT file. Since JMAG is not involved in the simulation, the simulation speed is much faster with the JMAG-RT file.

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