Power Integrations launches support for Planar Magnetics in the PI Expert power design tool


SAN JOSE, Calif.–()–Power integrations (NASDAQ: POWI), the leader in high-voltage ICs for energy-efficient power conversion, today launched a new feature in PI Expert™, the powerful online design tool that automatically generates optimized power supply designs based on user specifications. PI Expert now offers a planar magnetic generator that generates an application-specific planar transformer design, complete with printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer-ready documentation and Gerber files. The latest version of PI Expert now also includes support for the entire family of InnoSwitch™3 indirect switching ICs from Power Integrations.

Trevor Hiatt, Director of Channel Marketing at Power Integrations said, “Planar transformers facilitate low-profile indirect power supplies. With our new planar magnetic generator, designers can incorporate a sophisticated low-profile transformer in minutes. No other design tool can do this.

The snap designer function in IP expert provides comprehensive information about planar transformers, including stack specifications, vertical and horizontal PCB construction, trace parameters, current density information, and layer resistance. The tool automatically incorporates user-specified creepage distances and clearance distances needed to meet safety isolation standards. An intuitive GUI provides vertical and horizontal stack construction and overview for all layers. The tool also generates detailed manufacturing information about the planar solution, allowing users to go directly from design to manufacturing.

The tool provides a comprehensive database of cores and planar components to simplify design and can also accept custom core geometries. PI Expert automatically optimizes the planar transformer design to match power supply specifications, incorporating additional winding layers and adjusting trace geometries as needed.

IP expert draws on decades of combined PI power supply design expertise and is used by tens of thousands of engineers worldwide each year. For more information, access the tool at power.com or watch this video.

About Power Integrations

Power Integrations, Inc. is a leading innovator in semiconductor technologies for high voltage power conversion. The company’s products are key components of the clean energy ecosystem, enabling the production of renewable energy and the efficient transmission and consumption of energy in applications ranging from milliwatts to megawatts. For more information, please visit www.power.com.

Power Integrations, the Power Integrations logo, InnoSwitch, PI Expert and the PI Expert logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Power Integrations, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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