Keysight Technologies and ROHM Semiconductor Enable Designers to Rapidly Modify SMPS Reference Design for SiC Power Devices
“Digital Twin” of ROHM Reference Design Enables “What if…” Design Space Exploration
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, and ROHM Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor company, jointly announce today a PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)-compatible workspace that enables designers to perform pre-compliance testing on virtual prototypes of switched-mode power supply (SMPS) designs. This new capability saves time and cost by catching errors early in the design before they become a big problem.
Demand for SMPS is driven by the need for greater efficiency, increased power density and lower cost. Fast, low-loss switches made from silicon carbide (SiC) and related materials will power future applications due to the high performance and efficiency they enable. However, unwanted side effects from high-speed switching include voltage spikes (“ringing”). In addition, it is more difficult to meet conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI) specifications in higher speed designs. Pre-compliance analysis of a “virtual prototype” or “digital twin” is ideal for managing this challenge, but previously required expertise to build and use the necessary design information, called a “workspace.”
To address this, Keysight teamed with ROHM to create the “twin” of ROHM’s reference design (model P01SCT2080KE-EVK-001) available to mutual customers via Keysight’s web site at https://www.keysight.com/us/en/assets/3120-1476/application-notes/Virtual-Reference-Design.pdf.
Virtual prototypes are complementary to physical prototypes. Physical prototypes are the gold standard for compliance and measured characteristics, but have several drawbacks including: expensive and time consuming to design, build and measure; are vulnerable to catastrophic failure (the infamous “smoke test” that produces actual smoke); and it is hard to get a measurement probe onto interior nodes.
In contrast, virtual prototypes are easy to change and while they do flag device overstress as warning messages during simulation, they never emit real
The “Wix for sales teams” enables product demos without relying on engineers, designers, and other technical experts for customization
SAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6, 2020–
Walnut, a platform that provides sales teams with the ability to create and execute product demos without the need for technical expertise in driving the customer sales journey, has announced a seed funding round of $2.5 million.
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Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)
This round was led by venture capital firm NFX and includes additional investments from notable industry incumbents, including Wix CEO Avishay Abrahami, Liquid2 Partners Joe Montana and Michael Ma, Graph Ventures Partner Matt Wyndowe, Plangrid Co-Founder Kenny Stone, Former YCombinator PT Partner and current Mercury CEO Immad Akhund, and RoundForest CEO Alon Gamzu.
Walnut enhances the sales journey by enabling sales professionals and teams to personalize the demo experience without the need for back-end technical expertise from software developers, graphic designers, and data scientists. It is a no-code, drag-and-drop solution that puts a highlight on the customer narrative. Sales representatives can use storylines in their delivery, which are customizable templates based on previously successful ones but are specific to each client, vertical, or company in the current sales pitch.
The platform empowers sales representatives or even company executives by running product demos as a live experience, even when the actual product is offline or in development. Users can add or remove features, personalize the content, and gain access to data insights that can make the presentation more effective.
Having the capability to do a live demo without depending on the product being fully online or functional, puts focus on the customer experience and reduces the risk of technical glitches.
“Twenty-two years ago, Bill Gates went on stage to showcase
Basware Updates Developer Website, Bolsters API Library to Enable Faster and Easier Integration for Partners and Customers
Basware (Nasdaq: BAS1V) has launched an updated developer website, which contains all Basware APIs – P2P and Network – in one site. From invoice sending and receiving to master data imports and invoice transfer, the enhanced site documents 20+ APIs so that customers, developers, partners and third-party system integrators can develop integrations faster and with less effort.
“We believe open APIs form a foundation for building a holistic ecosystem,” says Dr. Matt Lees, Director, Platform Solutions at Basware. “API usage has been growing steadily and we see that our customers are starting to adopt APIs at an increasing speed. Basware offers flexibility by providing several integration methods as well as integration services and in-house delivery competencies. We will continue to expand the capabilities of our APIs and introduce more process APIs and some self-serving capabilities, such as a monitoring API, in the future.”
Easily accessible via a web browser, and always up to date, the developer website will feature the following:
API selection guide to help understand which APIs are needed for specific business scenarios
Full API manuals with detailed information on usage scenarios, common considerations, and fair use practices
API reference guide providing detailed field level information about Basware API
Practical examples that work “out of the box” for the most common scenarios
FAQ to get help with the most common questions
To learn more, read Integrate with Open APIs to Build a Business Ecosystem.
Basware is the only procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solution provider that empowers businesses with 100% spend visibility through 100% supplier connectivity and 100% data capture. Our cloud-based technology enables organizations to fully manage their spend, mitigate financial risk and reduce the cost of operations via automation. With the world’s largest open business network and an open technology ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to