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Reference Designs Enable Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 7:50am
reference designs digital powerMicrochip Technology Inc. announced two digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. Complete documentation — including software, Gerber files, MATLAB® models, Webinars and application notes — can be downloaded for free from Microchip’s Web site. These new reference designs are asserted to provide advanced digital techniques that enable designers to optimize these requirements quickly and easily. Additionally, these reference designs are applicable to a diverse set of end products in both board-mounted and external DC/DC converters, for the server, telecom, industrial, medical and aerospace markets. Both reference designs are implemented using the company’s dsPIC33F ‘GS’ series of digital-power Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), which provide fully digital control of the power-conversion and system-management functions. They allow designers to create products using advanced topologies, such as LLC resonant, which lower switching losses and boost efficiencies as high as 95 percent. Both reference designs support intelligent control of the power converter and serial system communication, enabling remote control and monitoring. The designs also include full fault protection, and can be easily configured for operating specifications and custom features, via the fully programmable dsPIC33F ‘GS’ DSC.

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