Rochester, NY (October 10, 2011) - EMA Design Automation™ (, a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, and AEi Systems, a world leader in power electronics modeling and analysis, today announced the release of version 4.0 of AEi Systems’ Power IC Model Library for the Cadence® PSpice® simulator.

Version 4.0 has over 400 time-domain simulation models for power electronic designs. Several previously unavailable Texas Instruments (TI) models debut in version 2.0b, and future updates are anticipated to focus on many of TI’s newest and most popular components.

The Power IC Model Library includes model netlists in PSpice syntax, schematic symbols for both Cadence OrCAD® Capture and legacy schematics, and a set of example application circuits for many of the IC models. The models are compatible with all past versions of the PSpice simulator, as well as the latest OrCAD Capture version 15.9 and 16.x software. The price of version 4.0 of the library is $1,995.00, plus yearly maintenance of $495.00.

An important breakthrough for power engineers

“The Power IC Model Library for PSpice contains parts that are simply not available from any other EDA company,” said Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “AEi Systems has proprietary relationships with nearly all of the top analog IC manufacturers -- relationships that provide unique access to the part characteristics needed to produce models with the accuracy our customers expect. At $2,490.00, the library is a tremendous value, as single models cost from $2,000 to $15,000 and more apiece to develop.”

“Many EDA vendors only have access to information in the manufacturer data sheets. This is simply not sufficient to create a precise model of a controller or regulator,” stated Charles Hymowitz, Managing Director of AEi Systems. “Data sheets simply do not have the level of detail required, so those companies who rely solely on data sheet input will produce substandard and inaccurate models.”

“The Power IC Model Library is an important addition to a PSpice simulation environment. This library makes the PSpice simulator even more compelling for engineers in the power supply market. EMA has a skilled team of SPICE experts, making them the perfect partner for us,” stated Hymowitz.

New models in version 4.0 include:
TPS2490/91, TPS40200, TPS51217, TPS51220A, TPS51427/A,
TPS53311, TPS54218, TPS54225/6, TPS54240/60, TPS54311-16,
TPS54319, TPS54325/6, TPS54425, TPS54611-16, TPS61040/41,
TPS62060, TPS62065, TPS62067, TPS62120/22, TPS62230/31,
TPS622310-14, TPS62232-39, TPS62650
Everlight Opto-Couplers, 6N136/137
LED Models

Some of the Power IC Model Library’s newly-added models incorporate recent PSpice built-in component and building block advances. These advances allow models to take full advantage of new PSpice capabilities including increasing speed for simulating math equations and “if-then-else” constructs that are used throughout the model library. This improvement results in speed increases of 10 to 40% for power supply simulations.

Complex Models, Verified with Bench Data

SMPS applications are more demanding than ever. Today's designs require increases in power IC functionality, switching frequency, and system interaction. State space based models simply do not reveal many important nonlinear factors that influence these performance characteristics.

The models in the Power IC Model Library enable designers to perform high-speed, cycle-by-cycle simulations to show true large-signal performance, simulate current-mode control using the latest accurate modeling techniques, run CCM and DCM converter simulations, generate line and load step responses, and measure power stage loss and stress analysis for all major components.

The models in the Power IC Model Library are compared and verified with bench data under startup, steady state, line, and load transient conditions. Nonlinear characteristics such as propagation delay, switching speed, drive capability, maximum duty cycle/current limits, and startup phenomena are all accurately modeled. Designers can directly compare the performance of components from various vendors and analyze the effects of different implementations such as peak current mode control, hysteric current control, low voltage, and low operating current, to name just a few.

New Applications Examples Include:

  • Switch Boost Converter in SOT-23 for LCD and White LED Applications
  • High-Voltage Power-Limiting Hot Swap Controller
  • Non-Synchronous Buck DC/DC Controllers
  • Synchronous Step Down Controllers for Notebook Power Rails
  • Current-Mode Notebook System Pwr Controller

  • For a complete list of the models in the Power IC Model Library, click here.

    About AEi Systems

    AEi Systems is the world leader in SPICE modeling; worst case, failure, and reliability analysis; and power systems analysis and design. Founded in 1995, AEi Systems has a hard-earned reputation for delivering its products and services on time, under budget, and to customer specifications, and serves nearly every significant IC and aerospace manufacturer and many of their customers.

    Last updated October 10th, 2011