Today is the first day on the floor at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo (APEC), and we’re surrounded by power enthusiasts of every kind, from recent college graduates to esteemed experts in the field, and from analog power gurus to digital power specialists. No matter your background, the new set of tools we’re announcing today may be useful to you if you’re considering digital power for your next application.
The first tool is a low-cost Digital Power BoosterPack—a plug-in daughter card for the C2000™ Piccolo™ TMS320F28069 LaunchPad development kit that makes it easy to control a buck converter using the real-time control architecture of TI’s C2000 microcontrollers (MCUs). Developers can leverage TI’s C2000 Piccolo F2806x MCU, which integrates the C28x real-time processing core as well as sophisticated control peripherals, including tightly coupled PWMs with high resolution and fast ADCs to enable faster switching frequency power supplies. The small-form-factor, low-power Digital Power BoosterPack operates at an input voltage of 9V, which eliminates the risk associated with developing high-voltage systems.
This new BoosterPack is supported by our new powerSUITE graphical software tools, which is available within controlSUITE™--the destination for C2000 MCU documentation and code examples. powerSUITE includes several tools to help designers easily develop and modify their digital power applications and accelerate time to market:
- The Solution Adapter: Easily modify existing code examples for custom hardware using a simple GUI instead of writing development code.
- The Compensation Designer: Create compensators of different styles, providing a method to effortlessly tune control loops.
- The Software Frequency Response Analyzer: Quickly measure the frequency response of digital power converter control loops.
Want more information? Check out these resources, or leave us a question below!
- “Demystify the digital power compensator design process” with this blog post
- Read TI’s white paper on how to choose a digital power IC
- Visit TI’s digital power page
- Learn about TI C2000 real-time control MCU solutions for digital power