"For Power Electronics I use PSIM. Pretty fast compared to SPICE, and few convergence hangups. It also interfaces with MatLab, but I have never used it that way. I generally use it for conceptual design.
Biggest problem is it is very expensive. But…"
"I thought I would copy my response from the EE discussion board to here, since it mainly applies here:
I am from the old (literally) school. I got my EE education at a traditional 4 year univ back in the late 50s. There were few junior colleges at…"
"I am from the old (literally) school. I got my EE education at a traditional 4 year univ back in the late 50s. There were few junior colleges at the time and no such thing as tech degrees. Engineering education, at the time, had just gone thru a…"
"Is it a permanent motor (PM)? If it is a 12 vdc PM motor, probably for automotive app. A PM motor will have 2 wires (armature) coming out. A wound field motor may have 4 or more wires.
Controlling speed is simple. Speed is fairly linear with…"
Feb 21, 2010
Stu Brown is now a member of The Engineering Exchange