San Diego, CA – ACME Magnetics USA and Intusoft announced today a technological collaboration to incorporate ferrite cores produced by ACME Electronics Corporation into Intusoft’s “Magnetics Designer” simulation product. Magnetics Designer automates the design of magnetic devices for manufacturing, plus builds a magnetic SPICE model for simulation of electronic systems.
ACME Electronics Corporation produces ferrite cores in Taiwan, Malaysia and China. Their USA business unit has teamed with Intusoft, both headquartered in Southern California, to add ACME’s ferrite materials and geometries into Magnetics Designer’s extensive core database.
GCi Technologies headquartered in Plano, Texas USA spawned the initial effort to include several ACME ferrites into Magnetics Designer. Richard Meyer, engineering manager for GCi, was instrumental in supporting the collaboration to enhance the speed in developing GCi’s magnetic devices compared to using spreadsheets.
Magnetics Designer runs on Windows 98 through VISTA and creates many types of layer and sector/split bobbin wound transformers and inductors. Its database contains thousands of cores, a wide variety of materials and wire, and both linear and saturable-core SPICE models. The program predicts magnetizing and leakage inductance, inter-winding capacitance, peak flux density, DC winding resistance, high frequency AC resistance (including proximity effects and skin effect), AC and DC copper loss, core loss, weight, temperature rise, layer fill and window fill percentage.
More than 700 copies of the software have been sold to date. Several new materials from ACME requested by magnetic manufacturers will be added to the product in 2008.
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