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Power Integrations offers a number of resources to support your off-line power supply design and engineering. Use the information below to jumpstart your design.

Product Documents

Product Documents include: data sheets, product selector guides, application notes, and lead-free product information.

Application Notes are generic documents covering issues related to designing Power Integrations products into various applications.

Reference Designs

Design Examples section contains documents describing power supply circuits designed, built, and tested by Power Integrations' application engineers using our power conversion ICs.

Design Example Reports (DERs) contain a power supply design specification, schematic, bill of materials, transformer documentation, and pcb layout. This design has been built and bench-tested to provide performance data and typical operation characteristics.

Reference Design Kits (RDKs) include a working prototype, sample devices, unpoplulated pcb, data sheet, comprehensive engineering report, PI Expert design software, and other documentation.

Gate Driver Support

To simplify the design-in process for development engineers using SCALE-2 gate driver cores, Power Integrations offers a variety of reference designs optimized for particular applications and/or power module packages. Each reference design comes with a complete set of documentation, CAD and test data, significantly shortening gate driver time. Our website is continually updated with new designs covering applications such as photovoltaic, Wind Power, UPS, GPD and many more. Topologies supported include standard 2-level systems in single and parallel configuration as well as 3-level designs and multilevel configurations.

On request, dedicated reference designs for IGBT, MOSFET and SiC MOSFET power modules and discrete components are available, specifically to suit your applications and requirements.

  • Ready-to-use designs
  • Schematics, Gerber files and Bill-of-Materials included
  • 3D STEP files available
  • Designed in accordance with IEC standards
  • Based on SCALE-2 and SCALE-2+ gate driver cores

See reference designs.

Power Integrations provides numerous types of material and tools to assist in the process of creating power supplies.  These include reference designs (with circuit schematics, board layouts, magnetics construction and characterization data), design tools, design software, applications guidelines, and other items to assist customers with design, evaluation and production.  PI’s worldwide field application engineers also collaborate closely with end customers to develop and engineer new leading-edge products.  Through the community forums and design support pages on our website, PI offers design tools, design and design engineering services, and technical advice in the field of integrated circuits and power electronics.  Visit our forums to get help with your design and engineering needs for these families of PI products: CAPZero™, ChiPhy™, DPA-Switch™, Hiper™, InnoSwitch™, LinkSwitch™, LinkZero™, Qspeed™, SENZero™, TinySwitch™, and TOPSwitch™.