Documentation

We offer the following documentation both online and bundled with the SIMetrix/SIMPLIS product.

Tutorials & Training

SIMPLIS Tutorial - The SIMPLIS tutorial is intended to help new users get started with the SIMPLIS simulator and to serve as a general reference for SIMPLIS.  The tutorial follows the progression of a buck converter design from first constructs to a final, parametrized, hierarchical design.

Learning SIMPLIS - A structured experience in which a capable and willing engineer can come up to speed with SIMPLIS in four (full-time) weeks. At the conclusion of the experience, the engineer will be confident that they will be able to competently apply SIMPLIS to appropriate switching power supply modeling objectives.

DVM Tutorial - The DVM Tutorial guides a user through configuring a working schematic to run in the Design Verification Module, run built-in test plans and customize them.  A host of other, more advanced, topics is covered as well, including schematic and component modification and test configuration.

Advanced SIMPLIS Training Materials - This section of the documentation comes directly from the training course that SIMPLIS Technologies conducts several times per year in different locations.  The course material is intended for those with some experience using SIMPLIS and covers a wide range of topics from the POP analysis to Parameterization to measuring Switching Losses and Efficiency.

Product & Syntax Documentation

SIMetrix/SIMPLIS User Manual - Provides basic guidance on the main features of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS as well as detailed documentation on the Schematic Editor, the GUI Environment, Model and Part Management, and the Waveform Viewer.

SIMPLIS Parts - This section contains information about SIMPLIS device models, as well as a general overview of the modeling techniques employed in SIMPLIS.

SIMPLIS Simulator Reference - This 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.  The SIMPLIS Simulator Reference is a syntax guide most effectively used by those creating models by hand.  For those operating through the GUI, the SIMPLIS Tutorial is a better starting point.

SIMetrix Simulator Reference - This manual provides full reference documentation for the SIMetrix simulator.  This, too, is a syntax guide most effectively used by those creating models by hand or running simulations outside the GUI environment.  For those operating through the GUI, the User Manual is a better starting point.

SIMetrix Scripting Manual - 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.