I am working with a customer who's DC/DC regulator is demonstrating some unusual input current characteristics at low temperature. One hyposthesis is that the inductor is saturating. To explore this theory, I would like to simulate an inappropriate inductor to evaluate the performance effects. Is switcherpro a good platform for this type of what if?
The part I am interested in is the TPS61030. Although its currently not supported on switcherpro, I still would like to evaluate inductor choices on similar devices.
thanks for any advice
SwitcherPro uses the pure inductor value you input for all the calculations. It won't properly derate the inductor when it gets close to saturation. I don't think it's a good platform for this kind of what if case.
If you know what the derated value will be (from a curve you may have) you could put that value in the what if form to see effects to loop response.
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