The SIMPLIS Tutorial is designed for those who want a step-by-step walk-through of the entire process of drawing a schematic, setting up analyses, and examining the waveform output of a simulation.
The "What is SIMPLIS?" overview provides both a technical and philosophical explanation of the advantages of using piece-wise linear (PWL) simulation, in general, and of using SIMPLIS, in particular. Intended for those new to SIMPLIS but potentially familiar with SPICE, this document presents the case for using the PWL approximations of nonlinear system equations to generate both fast and accurate simulation results for complex topologies for which SPICE is not viable.
The Advanced SIMPLIS Training picks up where the SIMPLIS Tutorial leaves off, and delves into the features and support functions of the simulator, the waveform viewer, and the model library.
The SIMPLIS Parts documentation contains information on some of the unique and flexible models that SIMPLIS supports, including PWL passive devices, semiconductors, and digital devices. This section focuses on how and when to use parts from within the SIMetrix/SIMPLIS user interface. These topics also cover the importation and use of SPICE models in the SIMPLIS simulator, a feature which is supported for some device types.
This collection of topics describe the Periodic Operating Point (POP), AC, and Transient Analyses. Back annotation of initial conditions, as well as controlling the amount of data output is also covered.
The Design Verification Module, one of the extensions to the base product, is an indispensable tool for those who want to perform large numbers of simulations with minimal supervision. The DVM documentation and the tutorial cover the basics of DVM, what it is, how it works, and what it can do.
For engineers working on digital designs in SIMPLIS, the SystemDesigner tools provide a set of schematic building blocks optimized to model digitally controlled power electronics, including both hardware and software digital-control implementations. The documentation covers the special components, the dialogs, and the bus and clock definitions that are unique to SystemDesigner .
The SIMetrix/SIMPLIS user manual describes the user interface and is a general purpose reference for the program.
The SIMPLIS Reference Manual provides detailed reference material for the SIMPLIS (SIMulation for Piecewise-LInear System) simulation package. It is intended for those who want to develop a more in-depth understanding of this software package.
This manual provides the means for users sympathetic to the concept of computer programming to develop their own scripts or to adapt the user interface by modifying the internal scripts.
The SIMPLIS VH module offers rapid digital prototyping at the concept stage, thorough verification of the synthesizable digital design in the full analog application circuit before committing to silicon.