Using Software Tools to Perform Safe-Operating-Area Analyses
The ability to verify that each component in a circuit is operating within its safe-operating-area has been difficult, at best, if not impossible to do manually. Simulation software may seem the answer. However, most offer little help in flagging overstressed components because they do not have the same constraints as the real circuit. Now, with the help of one specialized software tool devoted to entirely safe-operating-area analyses, it is easy to perform the highly complex and interactive computations. Any circuit can be analyzed, under all loading and ambient conditions, to insure a higher degree of reliability and improved circuit performance.
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