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Power Electronics Simulation & Testing

Power Electronics Simulation & Testing

Engineers must consider the cost, size, weight, efficiency, and thermal characteristics of power modules in their products making them very complex but critical components. Power electronics failure will mean total failure of the power supply, thus the whole system. Repairs can be costly and are not always possible in situ leading to lengthy, costly downtime.

Siemens Digital Industries Software simulation and testing solutions enable engineers to address power electronics design, system integration, and reliability challenges with accurate electro-thermal simulations, failure diagnostics, and lifetime testing. Our unique integrated simulation and testing workflow, together with engineering, delivers more robust designs, with consideration for new topologies, cost, size, weight, the efficiency of power modules.

Engineers must consider the cost, size, weight, efficiency, and thermal characteristics of power modules in their products making them very complex but critical components. Power electronics failure will mean total failure of the power supply, thus the whole system. Repairs can be costly and are not always possible in situ leading to lengthy, costly downtime.

Siemens Digital Industries Software simulation and testing solutions enable engineers to address power electronics design, system integration, and reliability challenges with accurate electro-thermal simulations, failure diagnostics, and lifetime testing. Our unique integrated simulation and testing workflow, together with engineering, delivers more robust designs, with consideration for new topologies, cost, size, weight, the efficiency of power modules.

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Market for electric and hybrid vehicles is increasing the pressure on the lifetime performance of the devices that power them. Ensuring power electronics reliability is a challenging task, firstly test data is limited, and secondly accelerated testing is time-consuming and costly.

Power electronics play a major role in automotive electronics, including power steering and braking. In HEV/EV this extends to the invertor and converters critical to the e-powertrain operation as well as for on-board chargers. Size and cost reduction while maintaining or improving performance and reliability are central to power electronics engineering. Optimal board design and thermal management strategies are key aspects of design engineering. In addition to IGBTs, the Industry is increasingly looking at newer higher frequencies topologies such as SiC and GaN-based power electronics. The impact of these newer topologies on board design, thermal management, system performance, EMI challenges, and reliability concerns are critical for both suppliers and OEMs.

Siemens Digital Industries Software simulation and testing solutions are instrumental in helping suppliers and OEMs to address electronics, thermal, EMI, and system integration challenges for power electronics. Integrated simulation and testing framework with the automated calibration of the simulation model with data ensure the electronics-thermal design is accurate. Automated design optimization capabilities allow engineers to balance thermal management strategies with weight and volume constraints. Furthermore, with the ability to run high-volume power cycling in an automated fashion, the cost and time taken to test each part are drastically reduced and enable us to obtain greater reliability faster.

 Power Electronics Simulation & Testing

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