Traditional electronics is all about handling data. Power electronics (PE) is all about handling power: generating it, converting it, and moving it from source to load. Today, this technology is widely applied to a wide range of industries, including power utility generation and distribution, automotive, and consumer electronics. Keysight delivers design and modelling tools to accelerate your PE workflow and ensure your designs are accurate, reliable, and built for optimal performance.

Rethink Your EDA Tools

Modern power supplies demand ultra-precise power and current switching. Designing these supplies requires a modern circuit design tool. Traditional pre-layout Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) is no longer enough. SPICE doesn’t account for voltage spikes and electromagnetic (EM) interference issues caused by layout parasitics. A new workflow that adds a post-layout EM-circuit co-simulation stage is needed to find and fix these problems.

Simulate Time and Frequency Domains

PathWave Design offers time- and frequency-domain simulation of both lumped and distributed elements. The frequency domain is covered with the Harmonic Balance (HB) simulator and yields a steady state solution rapidly, while distributed effects are covered by our EM field solvers.

With an integrated EM field solver, you can pinpoint and fix the root cause of layout parasitics. An EM field solver helps you to model EM interference and compatibility in a virtual chamber. The integrated tool flow reduces manual operations, speeds design, and reduces mistakes.

Access Accurate Models

Keysight is the only vendor that provides your semiconductor component vendors with complete end-to-end modeling solutions. We provide tools for automated measurements, accurate device model extraction, comprehensive qualification, and final process design kit (PDK) validation. As a result, your vendor can provide you the accurate models you need for ADS simulation.

Find the Product that's Right for You

Model Number Bundle Name Description  
W2240BP PathWave ADS Power Electronics Bundle Includes ADS Core, TC, PE Lib, Layout, Momentum, Advanced Layout Learn More
W8536EP PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) SiC PowerMOS Enables the extraction of parameters of circuit compact models for Si and SiC PowerMOS devices Learn More
W8537EP PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) IGBT Enables the extraction of parameters of circuit compact models for Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) devices Learn More
W8538EP PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) GaN Enables the extraction of parameters of circuit compact models for gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN HEMT) devices Learn More
W8598BP PathWave Model Generator Software Bundle Tailored towards the model extraction requirements of discrete semiconductor power electronic devices Learn More