Synopsys Enhances Power Electronics System Design with Virtual...

Synopsys Enhances Power Electronics System Design with Virtual Prototyping Solution

Laura Davis, Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Synopsys launched SaberEXP to provide fast simulation convergence and higher productivity for early power component design, such as motor drive and power converter.

FREMONT, CA: Synopsys declared the industry's most comprehensive virtual prototyping solution to expedite power electronics system design from concept to validation for power components to large complex systems. As part of the solution, Synopsys launched SaberEXP to provide fast simulation convergence and higher productivity for early power component design, such as motor drive and power converter. SaberEXP also delivers a seamless export flow into high fidelity large system design utilizing Synopsys' industry-leading power electronics tool, SaberRD.

Electrification of aerospace, automotive, and industrial systems is accelerating. As per McKinsey & Company, automotive is boosting the power electronics market expansion with an expected 15 percent compound annual growth rate between 2020 and 2030. Such systems need increasingly complex and efficient power electronics subsystems to make sure maximum power delivery and use. These changes have increased the development cost and decreased the productivity of developers. Better methodology and tools addressing concept design studies, electrical component selection, scalability to large systems, including validation in the context of software, and reliance on expensive physical test benches are required. The utilization of a scalable virtual prototyping solution from concept to the validation of power electronics systems allows design teams to start development early and validate their design before physical implementation, resulting in better products and lower development costs.

"As power electronics continue to advance in complexity, it's essential to validate designs early, well before physical implementation," stated Peter Wilson, Professor of Electronics and Systems Engineering at the University of Bath. "Fast simulation is absolutely essential to performing validation early and ensuring design fidelity. Synopsys SaberEXP provides a fast and efficient way to carry out rapid evaluations of design concepts before carrying out system level and complex multiple-domain analysis using SaberRD."

"Automotive, aerospace and industrial embedded systems integrate increasingly complex and feature-rich power electronics, digital hardware and software," stated Tom De Schutter, vice president of Engineering at Synopsys. "The introduction of SaberEXP enables our customers to deploy a faster, more productive and standardized solution for power electronics from concept to validation and leverage its integration with our broader virtual prototyping products for embedded system verification and validation."

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