3.0 Simulating the Design
In chapter 2, you created a synchronous buck converter schematic and changed the component
values to suit this particular design. In this section of the tutorial, you will learn to
configure and run all three SIMPLIS analysis types:
- A basic Transient simulation which is similar to the transient analysis in other
simulators but much faster.
- A Periodic Operating Point (POP) analysis which finds the steady-state operating
point of the buck converter. The POP analysis requires you to add a POP trigger symbol
to identify which node defines the analysis period for the Periodic Operating Point
- An AC analysis in which you add a modulator, AC injection source, and MOSFET
gate driver and then rewire the schematic. You will also find the control-to-output, or
plant response, of the converter.
After you complete these analyses, your schematic should look like this:
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