I'm considering this tool as a replacement for SIMetrix/SIMPLIS for the simulation of DC-DC converter feedback loop response.

I would appreciate answers to questions as follows:

  • MPLAB Mindi seems free (as in beer), without limits in circuit size / complexity? (such as those imposed by SIMetrix/SIMPLIS Elements, that's the free flavour of SIMetrix/SIMPLIS). Is that correct?

  • Is the MPLAB Mindi's IDE in line to that of the "new generation" MPLAB? (I dislike that IDE).

  • How do these two compare in terms of usability? (I would like to know this from anyone who has used both.)

  • Do these two tools use the same file format for schematics?

I'd also appreciate any other words of advice from people who has used both of these tools.

  • \$\begingroup\$ You are asking for opinions, mostly, and each of these can be easily found by simply downloading the software and "getting a feel" for yourself. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 24, 2021 at 17:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not familiar enough with SIMetrix/SIMPLIS that such exercise would be very conclusive on its own. I plan to do that with both, but I think any comments here would be very useful for it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex Lopez
    Feb 26, 2021 at 7:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, I can tell you it's not unlimited, it has the same limitations as its cousin. Which makes sense, if you think about it. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 26, 2021 at 8:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. Sure it does make sense. I would've expected that this is mentioned somewhere, but that's a different story, of course. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex Lopez
    Mar 2, 2021 at 8:12


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