Expanding WEBENCH Designer tools, the WEBENCH Power Architect embarks as the industry’s first design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model, and implement multiple-output dc/dc power supplies for an entire system. The addition supports the company’s SIMPLE SWITCHER modules that reportedly provide highly integrated and easy-to-use solutions for power supplies requiring low parts-count, small footprint, thermal resistance, and low EMI. Using WEBENCH Power Architect’s library of 21,000 components from 110 manufacturers, users now have a wide range of alternatives for creating large scale systems. These include system input sources from 1V to 100V, up to 20 system loads from 0.6V to 300V, power per load up to 300W, system efficiency greater than 90%, and supply footprints from 14 mm x 14 mm. For more details, call NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., Santa Clara, CA. (800) 272-9959.