ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced the publication of Christophe Basso's new book
"Switch Mode Power Supply Spice Cookbook". The book, which is to be published through McGraw-Hill,
provides ready-made SPICE power supply solutions to the some of most common and difficult problems
facing power supply designers.
The book is a complete designer's toolkit with tested, ready-to-run SPICE models on an accompanying
CD-ROM. The models come in all three SPICE flavours with demo versions. Designers can start from
scratch installing software and simulating the examples in the book with minimal or no SPICE
experience. All the common SMPS topologies are covered: buck, boost, buck-boost, and SEPIC. Each is
described in terms of relative strengths and weaknesses and then modelled. By using the CD,
designers can select the required model in the flavour of SPICE needed, plug in their own
specifications - and out comes a design solution. All the models in the book have been carefully
simulated and tested. New models will be posted on a special website on a continuing basis.
"I recognised that there was no easy way for designers to verify new designs. I wanted to give them
access to templates that they could rely on as a valuable asset in the design process" said Basso.
"It seemed to me that the best way to do this would be to take a lot of the experience I have
amassed in the design of power supply systems and create a series of easy-to-use templates. This is
exactly what the book does".
The book comes on the heals of the announcement made by ON Semiconductor in April that it will host
a series of European summer power supply seminars in association with Dr. Ray Ridley of Ridley
Engineering. With the seminars ON Semiconductor is offering two days of application specific
training to engineers designing power supply and power management sector. Christophe Basso will be
presenting with Ray Ridley during these European seminars on the following dates:
June 25-26, 2001 at The New Connaught Rooms - London, England
July 4-5, 2001 at the Hilton Munich Park - Munich, Germany.
Designers interested in more information on the seminar series should visit ON Semiconductor's
website at http://onsemi.com/smps or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the author
Christophe Basso, is Application Manager at ON Semiconductor in Toulouse, France. His field of
expertise includes Switch-Mode Power Supplies in both the AC/DC and DC/DC areas within the Computer
Internet Business as well as SPICE simulations which is the topic of Christophe's new book.
Christophe is a well-known author in the electronics industry. Electronic Product News (EPN), a
Reed Elsevier publication, awarded Christophe Basso first-prize in the '2000 Readers' Choice
Awards' category 'Linear ICs', for his article "A new PFC technique reduces system cost", published
in the July/August issue of EPN in 1999.
About the book
"Switch-Mode Power Supply Spice Cookbook" with CD-ROM is published by McGraw-Hill Professional Book
Group, available in hardcover format, 320 pages, ISBN: 0071375090.
The book is available, amongst other bookstores, at http://www.amazon.co.uk and
About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a global supplier of high-performance broadband and power
management integrated circuits and standard semiconductors used in numerous advanced devices
ranging from high-speed fibre optic networking equipment to the precise power management functions
in today's advanced portable electronics. For more information visit ON Semiconductor's Web site
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