PI Expert Suite

PI Expert® Suite v10.0 simplifies the
design of off-line power supplies and
DC-DC converters based on PI products.

New Features in PI Expert v10.0
  • Support for InnoSwitch3-CE/EP product families and their 'Feature Codes'
  • New Design Wizard incorporating a Product Portfolio feature (replaces Product Selector Guide)
  • Improvements in performance and stability
New Features in PI XLs Designer v10.0
  • Starting with InnoSwitch3:
    • Estimates of real losses and efficiency of designs
    • Support for synchronous output rectification
  • Support for InnoSwitch3-CP with up to 9 output voltage set-points and improved quick-check feature for USB-PD applications
  • Support for LYTSwitch-1 (Buck-Boost topology)
  • Improvements in PI Xls spreadsheets:
    • InnoSwitch-CH, InnoSwitch-CE, InnoSwitch-CP, InnoSwitch-EP and InnoSwitch-EP900V (Flyback topology)
    • LYTSwitch-5 (Buck topology)
    • LYTSwitch-7 (Buck topology)

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PI Expert Suite v10.0 consists of three components:

  • PI Expert: an automated, graphical user interface (GUI) driven program that takes power supply specifications and automatically generates a power conversion solution designed around one of Power Integrations' IC families. PI Expert gives you all of the necessary information to build and test a working prototype. This includes complete interactive schematic, bill of materials (BOM), board layout recommendations and detailed electrical parameter tabulations. PI Expert also provides a complete magnetic design that includes core size, number of turns, appropriate wire thicknesses and number of parallel wires to be used for each winding. Detailed winding instructions for mechanical assembly are also generated. The program reduces design time from days to minutes.

  • PI Xls Designer: PI Xls Designer is a spreadsheet based application that gives the power supply designer more control during the design process. Transformer construction support including detailed winding instructions for mechanical assembly is also generated. PI Xls Designer takes input, output and all other necessary design specifications and performs all the necessary calculations to design and evaluate a power conversion solution using Power Integration's ICs.

  • PI Viewer: a method for viewing design files created with older versions of PI Expert.


Design Software Support Overview

Design Software
Support for
PI Products
PI Expert PI Xls

DPA-Switch

X1 X2

HiperLCS

  X5

HiperPFS

  X6

HiperPFS-2

  X6

HiperPFS-3

  X6

HiperPFS-4

  X6

HiperTFS-2

  X7

InnoSwitch3-CE

X1 X1

InnoSwitch3-CP

  X1

InnoSwitch3-EP

X1 X1

InnoSwitch-CE

  X1

InnoSwitch-CH

  X1

InnoSwitch-CP

  X1

InnoSwitch-EP

  X1

LinkSwitch-II

  X3

LinkSwitch-3

  X1

LinkSwitch-4

  X1

LinkSwitch-CV

X1 X1

LinkSwitch-HP

X1 X1

LinkSwitch-LP

  X1

LinkSwitch-PH

X1 X8

LinkSwitch-PL

X1 X15

LinkSwitch-TN

  X4

LinkSwitch-TN2

  X8

LinkSwitch-XT

X1 X1

LinkSwitch-XT2

  X1

LinkZero-AX

  X1

LinkZero-LP

  X1

LYTSwitch-0

  X12

LYTSwitch-1

  X16

LYTSwitch-2

  X1

LYTSwitch-3

  X10

LYTSwitch-4

  X13

LYTSwitch-5

  X14

TinySwitch-III

X1 X12

TinySwitch-4

X1 X1

TOPSwitch-HX

X1 X1

TOPSwitch-JX

X1 X1

NOTES:

  1. Only supported in the Flyback topology
  2. Supported in both the Flyback and Forward topologies
  3. Supported in both the Flyback and Tapped-Buck topologies
  4. Supported in Flyback, Buck and Buck-Boost topologies
  5. Supported in LLC Resonant topology
  6. Supported in Boost topology
  7. Supported in Two Switch Forward topology
  8. Supported in Flyback and Buck topologies
  9. Supported in Flyback, Tapped-Buck, Buck and Buck-Boost topologies
  10. Supported in Flyback, Buck, Buck-Boost and Tapped-Buck Boost topologies
  11. Supported in both the Flyback, Buck and Tapped-Buck topologies
  12. Supported in Buck topology
  13. Supported in Flyback, Buck, Buck Boost and Tapped-Buck topologies
  14. Supported in Flyback, Buck, Boost, Buck-Boost and Tapped-Buck Boost topologies
  15. Supported in Flyback, Buck, Boost, Buck-Boost and Tapped-Buck topologies
  16. Supported in Buck and Buck-Boost topologies


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Download PI Expert Suite v10.0 (contains PI Expert, PI Xls and PI Viewer)


Installation Instructions

For users installing PI Expert Suite for the first time:

  1. Download and run the PI Expert Suite v10.0.3 installer to install all tools (PI Expert, PI Xls, and PI Viewer).
  2. Assuming that you left the "Yes, check for program updates" box that appears during the install checked, the installer will check for updates before it completes the installation. To take advantage of this feature, ensure you have the "Yes, check for program updates" box checked, have an Internet connection, and then click Finish. The InstallShield program will check for updates for each tool that you installed, and automatically download and update the software to support the latest products. Follow the prompts to update all of the tools to the latest version.
  3. If your machine is 64 bit compatible you can install the 64 bit version of the software which can speed up the optimization process by taking advantage of larger system memory. The 32 bit version will work on a 64 bit system but the 64 bit version will not work on a 32 bit system.


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