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Level 3 Integration - Topology Control

Topology Control incorporates the features of both Level 1 and Level 2, while enabling the standard analog loop design to be reconfigured. On-the-fly reconfiguration of the control lop allows users to transition between different operating modes, which can be used to increase system performance. For instance, when a load change is expected, the controller may be tuned for ‘high-performance’, which allows fast response to those load changes. Once complete, however, the system can then enter a ‘high-efficiency’ mode, reducing dynamic performance, but increasing the system efficiency.

Other loss minimization techniques, such as switching frequency adjustments and deadtime control can also be included.

Microchip's entire range of PIC® MCUs and dsPIC® DSCs can assist in Level 3 control applications. In particular, mixed-signal solutions such as the PIC16F785 integrate a PIC® MCU with analog peripherals and are well-suited for topology control. In addition, the MCP1630 and MCP1631 PWM controllers are designed for PIC MCU power controller applications. The PIC16HV785 can be used in a Level 3 application due to the on-chip analog peripherals. The device has two analog PWM modules that can control power stages. Two error amplifiers and two high-speed comparators can be connected to the PWM modules in many ways through digital configuration.

Microchip’s broad line of microcontroller solutions combined with our analog controllers and external drivers offer an intelligent and powerful power supply solution.

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Development Tools

Microchip's Digital Power devices with intelligent peripherals enable customers to design intelligent power supplies with higher efficiency and optimum performance at lower cost. Microchip provides its customers an additional value by cutting down their time-to-market with reference designs, hardware development tools and ready-to-use, royalty-free software.

MPLAB® Starter Kits

Starter KitsStarter kits contain a device with demonstration hardware and software, an integrated debugger and a copy of MPLAB® IDE, allowing a designer to quickly evaluate a silicon and software solution.

Digital Power Starter Kit - Allows the user to easily explore the capabilities and features of the dsPIC33F GS Digital Power Conversion family

Reference Designs & Development Boards
Software Tools

Development and Evaluation BoardsThe MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a single tool chain supporting all PIC® microcontrollers and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers.

MATLAB blockset

MPLAB® IDE - Single Integrated Development Environment supports all PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs

MPLAB® XC Compilers - Full featured MPLAB® XC Compilers with free downloads available

3rd Party RTOS - RTOS supporting Microchip PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs

Software Tools - Supplemental software tools for 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs


Development and Evaluation BoardsThe debuggers and programmers work across all PIC® MCU platforms, are USB powered and are fully integrated with MPLAB® IDE with features ranging from basic debugging to advanced emulation capability.

MPLAB® REAL ICE™ - Next generation high speed programmer and debugger with optional LVDS interconnect. The MPLAB REAL ICE Isolator enables connectivity to AC and High-voltage applications not referenced to ground.

MPLAB® ICD 3 - Cost effective high speed programmer and debugger

PICkit™ 3 In Circuit Debugger/Programmer - Low cost programmer and debugger

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