Three-day Advanced SIMPLIS Training Course - April 20-22, 2016

April 20 – 22, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

Course Description:

This three-day course is designed to provide current users with the advanced understanding needed to become highly skilled at creating SIMPLIS models of switching power supplies. The first two days of the class will cover the following topics:

  • How to create SIMPLIS models that run fast and quickly find the Periodic Operating Point
  • How to parameterize a SIMPLIS model and how to create a custom Edit Dialog
  • Methods to create time-domain models for critical power stage components (MOSFETs, drivers, rectifiers, inductors and transformers)
  • Fundamentals for modeling control circuits
  • Essential details for conducting a comprehensive analysis of power supply performance
  • Techniques for measuring time domain waveforms and AC analyses such as Bode plots, input and output impedance

The SIMPLIS Design Verification Module (DVM) is covered in depth on the third day. The DVM module automates testing, collection of scalar and graph data, and generates an HTML report with links to the simulated data. Additional application topics covered on the third day include:

  • How to model the output characteristics of a MOSFET driver using a PWL resistor.
  • Predicting the interaction between MOSFET driver limitations and losses in power MOSFETs

This course makes extensive use of hands-on exercises that are central to the training experience. Every student will be provided with access to a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Pro license with DVM during the three-day class.

Who Will Benefit from this Course:

  • Engineers with modest to significant experience using SIMPLIS to design switching power supplies
  • Experienced users of SIMPLIS will benefit significantly from this advanced course

Course Outline

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Three-day Course (April 20-22) $2100.00 USD


Embassy Suites Silicon Valley
2885 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Daily Schedule:

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 Download Course Materials & Receive SIMPLIS login for Training Course
9:00 Class Starts
10:30 Coffee Break
12:15 pm Break for Lunch
1:15 Resume
2:45 Short Break
5:00 Done for the day

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Participants are assumed to have:

  • some practical experience using SIMetrix/SIMPLIS in power supply applications, and
  • completed the SIMPLIS Tutorial prior to attending this training course.

Students should have the latest version of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS loaded on their laptops before arriving at class. For current users of the full version of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS, it is recommended that you choose Help | Check for Updates... from the SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Command Shell Window. For those without a license for the full version, the tutorial can be completed using the free Intro Version. Download links and login credentials will be provided in your registration confirmation email so that you can download and install the latest full version.


Christopher Bridge has 15 years experience in developing power electronic integrated circuits. He has worked as a system architect and applications engineer on both DC/DC and AC/DC controller products. During this time, he became a serious SIMPLIS user and helped to pioneer many of the current SIMPLIS best practices for power IC development. Chris joined SIMPLIS Technologies three years ago, where based on his experience as a SIMPLIS user he enhanced the capabilities of the Design Verification Module (DVM), created the new SystemDesigner digital control blocks, and improved our user interface and documentation. He has a B.S.E.E. from Virginia Tech and holds seven US Patents on control techniques for both DC/DC and AC/DC converters.

Tom Wilson has 26 years of experience designing, manufacturing and marketing switching power supplies. During most of that time he has been active in applying circuit simulation to the power supply design process. He has been a user of SIMPLIS since its earliest incarnation. He is currently having lots of fun working with SIMPLIS users to address their design and analysis challenges. Tom received his Masters and Doctor of Engineering degrees from UC Berkeley.

Matt Fortin has 4 years experience as an applications engineer supporting a wide array of integrated circuits, including switching and linear regulators, amplifiers, interface devices, and optoelectronics. During this time, he became an advanced SIMPLIS user while helping develop power electronic integrated circuit models. Matt joined SIMPLIS Technologies at the beginning of 2016 and has a B.S.E.E. from the University of Central Florida.