PowerCompass Part 2: Select Parts

PowerCompass™ Online Tool
Added on November 08, 2016

Once you’ve identified your rails, suggested parts are just a click away—including both single output devices, and dual devices that could serve more than one output. You can choose as many parts as you’d like to compare.

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Video Transcript

Okay, now that you have everything defined, what you would do is hit Find Solutions and you will be immediately presented with a table of results down here very quickly. So in the first case here, everything opens in unexpanded mode. You can either expand them individually by hitting the plus sign, or you could expand them all by hitting the Expand All. So the tool was able to find a Dual Output device that could do the first and second output requirements from our table. So it shows those outputs as a Dual Output option, and I'll just expand that to show you. There's some Buck Controllers, Dual Outputs, and Buck Digital Controllers Dual Outputs. The tool shows all options that are available. We don't filter out any of the results, so you'll see, you know, analog solutions along with digital solutions, module solutions, all in one simple view.

So, going forward, you also have also single options for both of those rails, so if you didn't want to go with the Dual Output solution and you wanted Single Output solutions, those are also shown in the table below. And then you can see there's also another Dual Output device shown for these two. And then the last one was the one that we indicated needed to be an LDO, so you have Linear Regulators indicated for those results.

So what I'm gonna do is just go through here and I'm gonna expand some of these, and I'm gonna pick some parts. So depending on what your needs are, you know, if you wanted something easy to use, then you might wanna go with a module solution or something like that. So you can pick as many type devices that you want to look at and compare to. So I'm gonna select a couple of modules for this rail. And we'll look at a couple parts here, some Integrated FET devices. I'm gonna select a few different type devices. I'm actually gonna select a Power Module as well. And you get a variety of things that you can look at for those rails there.

For the Dual Output here, let's say we have an Integrated FET, would probably be a good candidate for this two-output here, so we'll go ahead and select that, and maybe select also some individual devices so that we can compare as well. So, select it. A couple devices there and a couple devices here. And then we've got some Linear Regulators, and I'll just select a couple of those as well.

Once you have all that complete, the next step would be to do a summary analysis, and we'll pick this up here in a minute.