Texas Instruments Announces Three New Digital Power Development Kits Based on Single C2000 Piccolo MCU
Texas Instruments announced three new digital power development kits that further expand its TMS320C2000™ microcontroller (MCU) digital power portfolio of software, tools and training. The new kits enable and simplify the more complex power supply functions that are currently in high demand, such as bridgeless design and Peak Current Mode Control (PCMC) with Slope Compensation. Programming challenges have been greatly reduced due to TI’s free controlSUITE™ platform that includes more than 25 modular digital power software blocks. With TI’s new offering, developers can harness the efficiency and reliability benefits of digital power in applications such as servers, telecom rectifiers, lighting, renewable energy, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles.
Each kit is based on a single C2000™ Piccolo MCU with integrated high-performance analog, PWMs and other control-oriented peripherals to reduce system cost. Software configurable tuning allows for more flexibility to adjust power stages to support multiple end-product requirements, as opposed to time-intensive redesign of system hardware. The kits include all of the hardware and software required to be up and running in 10 minutes or less. Additionally, the onboard isolated XDS100 USB JTAG emulation simplifies debugging and programming.
High Efficiency Bridgeless PFC AC/DC Developer’s Kit features and benefits:
- Robust hardware and software enables designers to increase overall system efficiency with higher power factor and lower total harmonic distortion through flexible, digital control of an AC Rectifier stage
- Configurable for Adaptive Current Control and Non-Linear Voltage Control loop modes, as well as output over-voltage protection and inrush current limiting
- Auto-ranging AC input supports voltages from 100VAC to 220VAC and outputs 380 to 400VDC up to 300 Watts
These new Piccolo-based development kits are immediately available for order.
C2000 High Efficiency Bridgeless PFC AC/DC Developer’s Kit
C2000 Phase Shifted Isolated Full Bridge DC/DC Developer’s Kit
C2000 Resonant LLC Isolated Half Bridge DC/DC Developer’s Kit
(Photo from TI Website)
More information about Digital Power Development Kits can be found at Texas Instruments Website