I watched this video this morning of TI’s new and improved online WEBENCH Schematic Editor and thought I had to share it with the community. I’ve used it before for simulating some power supply stuff, but now you can edit the schematics more so than before, and pick parts from a library of 40,000 parts. The thing that really got me was that when you were done playing around online and wanted to start working on your REAL schematic and layout on your computer, you can Export the WEBENCH schematic to 5 different CAD software packages… of which included are EAGLE, ORCAD, P-CAD, Mentor Graphics and ALTIUM! That’s rad.
And here’s the summary text from the email I got about this:
The revolutionary new WEBENCH Schematic Editor gives you the flexibility to edit custom power designs and then simulate your new circuit without leaving the WEBENCH environment. With Schematic Editor, you can quickly and easily add additional circuitry to further enhance the functionality and performance of your circuits.
WEBENCH design tools are now the only option for synthesizing designs in seconds from a few simple design requirements and then offering powerful customization and simulation of schematics all in the same environment.
Key Schematic Editor features:
• Rich editing environment and simulation analysis delivers enhanced flexibility
• Save time by completing the entire design online in minutes
• Full access to a library of over 40,000 components