Designing a power solution with more information up front can result in a better choice, improving the end product and reducing the risk of costly rework. Finding a device that meets requirements is not an easy task. Renesas’s PowerCompass™ is a product selection tool which help designers find power supply ICs that are well suited for their applications and cuts power design time down from hours to minutes. This paper explains and demonstrates how, in 5 simple steps, to create a custom design from initial definition to reference design schematics and BOM.