Hi everyone. I want to analyse the transient and steadt state simulations of LT8642 with requirements 13<Vin<17 Volts, Vout = 12V and maximum output current 10A. I used LTPowerCad for design and I applied same values for LTSpice simulation. When I try for Vin = 14.8V, output can not reach to 12V, it locks around 11.7V. From LTPowerCad point of view, there is no warnings about design and nearly all of the component values are the ones it suggested.
Based on simulation results, I will decide to use this IC for power stage of our project and start to integrate it to PCB. Evaluation board is very expensive (near 340$) so it is not an option for now.
Please help about this simulation result. Should I trust LTPowerCad for design or am I doing something wrong with LTSpice?
And also do you think this IC is a good idea to use as a power supply from Lithium-ion battery(4 series-2 parallel) to 12V DC?
Thanks for your kind replies.