# Related Resources

## PSPICE Simulation Information

Spice tutorial (courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Department of Electrical Engineering). In particular, see How to Get Started with PSpice.

### (Almost) Ideal Diode Model

idealdiode.lib (LIB) – If you’re creating your circuit with the “Schematics” tool, incorporate this library into “Schematics” as follows: Select Analysis -> Library and Include Files. Type the filename idealdiode.lib in the filename box (including the path to the file), and click Add Library. If you’re creating your circuit using a standard textfile netlist, add the following lines to your file:

X1 (node 1) (node 2) diode_ideal
.lib idealdiode.lib

idealdiode.slb (SLB) – If you’re creating your circuit with the “Schematics” tool, incorporate this symbol library into “Schematics” as follows: Select Options -> Editor Configuration. Select the Library Settings button, and then add the file idealdiode.slb. If you’re creating your circuit using a standard textfile netlist, you do NOT need this file.

Half-wave rectifier with freewheeling diode and Commutating Inductance (CIR)

Full-wave rectifier with Commutating Inductance and Current Source Load (CIR)

Full-wave rectifier with RL Load (CIR)

Another SPICE simulator that may be used is LTSPICE/SwitcherCAD III, developed by Linear Technology. Software and information can be downloaded from Linear Technology.

## PSIM Power Electronics Simulator

Try out the PSIM power electronics simulator for free! A demo version is available from POWERSIM.

## More Free Resources

The Power Supply Manufacturer database is dedicated to designers of Switch Mode Power Supplies, and features:

• How to design a Switch Mode Power Supply, including software tools and examples.
• How to simulate a power supply. See PSpice simulation waveforms on their SMPS Simulation page.
• Lists of companies manufacturing power supplies.
• Information regarding SMPS components and component suppliers.
• Various technical articles.

#### Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
notes Lecture Notes