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15W Wireless Power Demonstration Board

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: 15W_Wireless_Power

The 15W Wireless Power Transmitter board, based on the dsPIC® Microcontroller, is compatible with Qi medium power receivers. The development board enables a system efficiency of about 80% at full load and includes status LEDs and LEDs for power level indication.

Microchip’s dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) offer a strong feature set for wireless power/charging applications in multiple market segments. The devices include a powerful CPU core, multiple PWM generators and advanced analog modules, allowing the customization of solutions. The multiple PWMs allow the control of the full bridge inverter and a front end Buck-Boost converter (required for fixed frequency topologies). In applications where the final solution requires the implementation of a proprietary protocol in addition to the standard, the dsPIC® DSC is ideal because of its computation capability. The CAN/LIN feature in the dsPIC® DSC makes it a good fit for automotive in-car wireless charging. The software structure can be setup efficiently for wireless charging such that basic kernel functions are packaged in library form and add-on/customized functions (such as foreign object detection, CAN, I2C etc.) are provided as API interfaces.

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200W Wireless Power Reference Design

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Part Number: 200W_Wireless_Power

The 200W  Wireless Power reference design implements a proprietary protocol developed from several years of R&D and granted U.S patents in the field of wireless power. The 200W solution is ideal for applications such as Power Tools, Vacuum Robots, Industrial Slip Rings, Small Electric Vehicles and Drones.

The Transmitter can be powered from an 8- 24V D.C input and the receiver can regulate it's output voltage within this range. The system operates at 90% efficiency at 100W power and a Z-distance of 5-10mm.



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ASCALAB AC 10-1 70VA Isolation Transformer

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: THW1025

The ASC-70 compact isolation transformer is our first generation of small desktop transformers with a power rating of 70 VA max. It offers safety isolated short circuit proof AC voltage, current and power ratings for a multitude of applications for daily use in laboratories, schools or workshops. The model supports US and EU input voltage range by providing 12 VAC and 24 VAC unregulated voltage at the output.

Can be used along with Low Voltage PFC Development Board to provide and isolated short circuit proof voltage (12VAC / 24VAC)

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The Digital Compensator Design Tool (DCDT) helps power supply designers by simplifying the overall process of determining the digital compensator coefficients and analyzing the control system performance. The DCDT incorporates all feedback gains and delays to provide the most accurate model of the control system. Along with analyzing the closed loop performance via Bode Plots, the user can verify stability by using the DCDT’s root locus and Nyquist plots. Once the desired performance is obtained the DCDT will automatically calculate the compensator coefficients and scaling parameters and generate software files to be used with the free SMPS Control Software Libraries.

The DCDT is topology independent which allows the most sophisticated converters to be analyzed. With a topology independent architecture, the tool requires a mathematical expression of the plant transfer function. This can be entered as a polynomial equation or in pole/zero form (up to 5th order systems). The tool also supports a data import option where the plant transfer function is a table of phase/gain vs. frequency data points that can be generated from a simulation environment or even from a network analyzer.
 
The DCDT currently allows users to develop voltage mode control and peak current mode control applications with support for average current mode control to be available shortly. Depending on the control scheme, different compensators may be required. The DCDT supports many different compensator types such as the digital 3-pole/ 3-zero (3P3Z), digital 2P2Z, digital PID, and analog type II/III. The analog type II/III compensators allow analog designers to input their existing analog compensator designs into the tool either by passive R/C components or by entering pole/zero frequency points. The tool will then generate the equivalent digital compensator streamlining the transition from analog to digital compensator design.

All MPLAB® X IDE. plug-ins, including this Digital Compensator Design Tool, are free, available and ready to install once the MPLAB® X IDE has been installed. Just follow the simple steps in the getting started tab to see all the available plug-ins and to install the DCDT.

The Digital Power Development Board is a demonstration board that provides the user a flexible measurement platform for all compatible Microchip dsPIC33’s Digital Power Plug-In Modules (DP PIMs).

DP PIM modules can be inserted into the mating socket in the middle of the Digital Power Development Board. All pins of the DP PIM are accessible via test loops or pin headers. The on-board Micro USB connector provides a DC power input to all circuitry. In addition, a mikroBUS™ socket is provided to extend functionality.

Digital Power Interleaved PFC Reference Design

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Part Number: Digital-Power-Interleaved-PFC

High performance power supplies are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from telecommunication equipment, industrial equipment, digital televisions, lighting, air conditioners and other home appliances. They all need solutions for power factor correction to improve overall efficiency, improve the input power factor, voltage regulation and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the input current. Digital interleaved power factor correction methods provide many benefits over older PFC techniques including:

-Lower Cost for High Power Applications
-Smaller PFC Inductor and Magnetic volume
-Higher Power Density
-Lower Ripple
-Easy implementation of sophisticated control algorithms
-Flexible software modifications to meet specific customer needs
-Simpler integration with other applications

This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers for an Interleaved Power Factor Correction application. The Interleaved PFC reference design unit works with universal input voltage range, and produces a single high voltage DC output up to 350W of power. The reference design has six main blocks:

-Input EMI filter and rectifier
-Dual Phase Interleaved PFC Circuit with feedback
-Plug in module connector with a dsPIC33FJ16GS504
-User’s interface circuit with programming connector and push buttons
-12V and 3.3V power supply circuit, and
-Fault detection circuit for hardware protection

The dual phase interleaved PFC software implements three compensators for voltage, current and load balancing. It also has a feed-forward compensator based on input average voltage.

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dsPIC SMPS AC-DC Reference Design

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Part Number: SMPS-AC-DC

This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers for high wattage AC - DC conversion application. Discover the many benefits of digital power control implementation in this reference design. The SMPS AC - DC Reference Design unit works with universal input voltage range, and produces multiple DC outputs. The design is based on a modular structure, which features three major power stages; the input stage, intermediate stage and the third stage, a Point of Load. The input stage is a PFC Boost Converter, the intermediate stage is a Phase-Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Converter, which includes ZVT Full Bridge Converter and Synchronous Rectification, and the third stage is Single-phase and Multi-phase Buck Converters. This reference design uses two dsPIC33F16GS504 devices; one used for the PFC Boost Converter and ZVT Full Bridge Converter, while the other dsPIC® DSC is used for Single-phase and Multi-phase Buck Converters.

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dsPIC33C Digital Power Starter Kit introduces and demonstrate the capabilities and features of Microchip's SMPS families of devices. It features on-board dsPIC33CK256MP505 DSC, SMPS power stages, loads, LCD display, USB/UART bridge and programmer/debugger, which eliminates the need for any additional hardware.

The dsPIC33CH512MP506 Digital Power Plug-In Module (DP PIM) is a demonstration board that, in conjunction with different power boards, showcases the Microchip dsPIC33CH512MP506 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller (DSC) features.
The DP PIM provides access to the dsPIC33CH512MP506 analog inputs, the Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) output, the Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) outputs and the General Purpose Input and Output (GPIO) ports.

Compatible with Digital Power Development Board (Part No. DM330029) and Low Voltage PFC Development Board (Part No. DV330101)

The dsPIC33CK256MP506 Digital Power Plug-In Module (DP PIM) is a building block for Microchip’s digital power development boards that allows the controller to be easily swapped out for various dsPIC33 family members. The flexibility offered by these DP PIMs can also benefit customer’s development efforts if their prototyping boards incorporate this standardized DP PIM connector.

Compatible with Digital Power Development Board (Part No. DM330029) and Low Voltage PFC Development Board (Part No. DV330101)

The dsPIC33EP128GS806 Digital Power Plug-In Module (DP PIM) is a demonstration board that showcases the Microchip dsPIC33EP128GS806 16-Bit Digital Signal Controller (DSC) features.

The DP PIM provides access to the dsPIC33EP128GS806 analog inputs, the Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) outputs, the Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) outputs and the General Purpose Input and Output (GPIO) ports.

The dsPIC33EP128GS808 Development Board consists of a 80-pin microcontroller for operating on a standalone basis or interfacing with CAN/LIN/J2602 PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board. In the standalone mode, the board can be used for verifying the peripheral functionality. The board contains single order RC filters to emulate power supply functionality in open or closed loop mode along with ADC and PWM peripherals. The power supply transient behavior can also be simulated on the board. While interfacing with the PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board, the board can be used for dual channel CAN or LIN communication, without using the Explorer 16 board.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ64GS610 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ64GS610

family of Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) devices using the Explorer 16 Development Board and the

PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board. The dsPIC33FJ64GS610 is a high-performance 16-bit Digital Signal Controller in a 100-pin TQFP package.


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ32GS406
dsPIC33FJ32GS606
dsPIC33FJ32GS608
dsPIC33FJ32GS610
dsPIC33FJ64GS406
dsPIC33FJ64GS606
dsPIC33FJ64GS608
dsPIC33FJ64GS610

Brick DC-DC converters are widely used in data center, telecommunication and automotive applications, converting a nominal 48 V to different output nominal voltages such as 5 V, 9 V or 12 V. The standard dimension of the 1/16th brick converter is 33 x 22.9 mm (1.3 x 0.9 inch). The EPC9143 1/16th brick power module reference design, developed in collaboration with Efficient Power Conversion Corp. EPC, is designed for 48 V to 12 V DC/DC applications. It features the EPC2053 enhancement mode (eGaN®) field effect transistors (FETs), as well as a Microchip dsPIC33CK32MP102 16-bit digital signal controller (DSC). The height limit for this design is set to 10 mm (0.4 inch)

In DC/DC brick power module application, there is a continuous push towards higher power density given a fixed form factor. This reference design supports up to 300 W max. output power with 25 A output current at output voltages of 12 V, peak efficiency of >95%, and maximum power density of 730 W/in3 and demonstrates how dsPIC33C® DSCs are used to fully exploit the high performance of GaN FETs in fast switching Intermediate Bus Converter (IBC) applications.

The reference design firmware includes two modes of operation:

  • Conventional Average Current Mode Control (ACMC): Multiloop controller with one outer voltage loop providing the same current reference IREF to two independent inner current loops for each phase, supporting control bandwidths of 2 kHz
  • Advanced Type IV Voltage Loop Control (AVMC) with Enforced Cycle-By-Cycle PWM Steering, Gain Modulation and Current Balancing: A single, high-speed type IV voltage mode controller with enforced PWM steering is used to automatically create balanced phase currents in both phases of this interleaved converter. An underlying current balancing scheme compensates component tolerances and deviations over temperature. A built-in adaptive gain control algorithm stabilizes gain variations of the voltage loop controller during input- and output voltage transients, stabilizing cross-over frequency and output impedance, supporting control bandwidths of 25 kHz, for improved transient response, helping to minimize power distribution network (PDN) decoupling capacity
For more information on hardware related documentation, design files and purchasing information, please visit EPC’s product website: https://epc-co.com/epc/Products/DemoBoards/EPC9143.aspx

Low Voltage Power Factor Correction (LVPFC) Development Kit offers safe voltage levels at moderate power while designing algorithms on a boost power factor correction topology. These algorithms can be applied on real systems under development with minimal changes. The LVPFC Development Board utilizes the dsPIC33EP128GS806 device, supporting full digital and advanced power control algorithm schemes.

LVPFC development kit utilizes Isolation transformer with turn ratio of 10:1 and a 50W Active load. These additional tools are available from our third party tools provider ASCALAB .

Active Load can be bought directly from microchip Direct. For isolation transformer you can get in touch with your regional Microchip's sales executive.

 

Microchip 15W Multi-Coil Wireless Power Transmitter

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: 15W_Multi-Coil_Wireless_Power

The Three Coil Wireless Power Transmitter is based on the dsPIC33CH128MP506 device and implements a fixed frequency power control topology. The front-end buck-boost control is managed by the dsPIC33CH device. The transmitter includes CAN for ease of integration into the automotive environment. The transmitter also enables the implementation of NFC.

Microchip’s dual-core dsPIC33CH devices integrates the wireless power software stack along with CAN-FD software, Front-end Buck- Boost control, NFC software stack, and Crypto Authentication software. The software is partitioned between the two cores such that the wireless power control is implemented independently on one core and all the remaining functions are implemented in the other core. This partitioning facilitates independent code development on separate modules and enables parallel execution of the Qi protocol and other functions such as NFC

Microchip’s 200W DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: DC/DC-LLC-Resonant-Converter

Microchip’s 200W DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design operates over a wide input voltage range (350 - 420Vdc) with a nominal input of 400V, providing a 12V DC output, while maintaining high-voltage isolation between the primary and secondary. High efficiency is achieved through Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) on the half-bridge converter and Zero Current Switching (ZCS) on the synchronous rectifier. A synchronous rectifier is implemented over the traditional full wave rectifier for improved efficiency. The DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design utilizes Microchip’s digital power conversion dsPIC for unique “adaptive” control of the half-bridge converter and synchronous rectifier.

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33EP / dsPIC33FJ “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the efficient use of dsPIC33EP / dsPIC33FJ ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as LLC that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 95%. The DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

Both the design packages (EP and FJ) are available to download under documents and software section. 

Microchip’s Digital Pure Sine Wave Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Reference Design

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Part Number: Digital-Pure-Sine-Wave-UPS

Microchip’s Digital Pure Sine Wave Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Reference Design is based on the dsPIC33F “GS” series of digital-power Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). This reference design demonstrates how digital-power techniques when applied to UPS applications enable easy modifications through software, the use of smaller magnetics, intelligent battery charging, higher efficiency, compact designs, reduction in audible and electrical noise via a purer sine-wave output, USB communication and low-cost overall bill-of-materials. This reference design is Royalty Free. Click here for a list of complete documentation and software & hardware design information.

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as LLC that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 95%. The DC to DC LLC Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

The Digital Pure Sine Wave UPS System operates in two modes:

Standby Mode – Operational in the presence of AC line voltage; battery is charged in this mode.
UPS Mode – Operational during power outage; the system switches to a function called inverter to provide power to load. Charge stored in the battery is converted to AC output.

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Microchip’s Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design

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Part Number: Grid-Connected-Solar-Microinverter

Microchip’s Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design demonstrates the flexibility and power of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter systems. This reference design has a maximum output power of 215 Watts and ensures maximum power point tracking for PV panel voltages between 20V to 45V DC. High efficiency was achieved by implementing a novel interleaved active-clamp flyback topology with Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS).

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion as well as all system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively develop products using advanced switching techniques / topologies that lower switching losses and improve overall system efficiency. The Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

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The MPLAB Starter Kit for Digital Power kit uses the dsPIC33EP64GS502 DSC to implement a buck converter and a boost converter. It is a digitally controlled power supply board that consists of one independent DC/DC synchronous Buck converter and one independent DC/DC Boost converter. Each converter can drive its on-board MOSFET controlled resistive load or an external load. The board has an LCD display for voltage, current, temperature and fault conditions, and an integrated programmer/debugger, all powered by the included 9 V power supply.



The TDTTP4000W066C 4kW bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board (developed by Transphorm) achieves very high efficiency single-phase AC-DC conversion. Using GaN FETs in the fast-switching leg of the circuit and low-resistance MOSFETs in the slow-switching leg of the circuit results in improved performance and efficiency.

The development board integrates Microchip's dsPIC33CK Digital Power PIM with Transphorm’s 4 kW AC-to-DC bridgeless totem pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board featuring SuperGaN™, the company’s latest Gen IV GaN technology.

The firmware can be downloaded from the software section below.

TDTTP4000W066C_0v1-KIT is for evaluation purposes only and is available from Transphorm.

For more details and users guide, refer to Transphorm website.

Platinum-Rated 720W AC/DC Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: Platinum-Rated-720W AC/DC

Microchip’s Platinum-Rated 720W AC-DC Reference Design demonstrates the flexibility and power of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in switch-mode power supplies. This reference design has a peak efficiency of 94.1% and achieves the ENERGY STAR CSCI Platinum Level. It features a 2-phase interleaved power factor correction boost converter followed by a 2-phase interleaved two-switch forward converter with synchronous rectification. 

This reference design is implemented using two dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provide the full digital control of the power conversion as well as all system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively develop products using advanced adaptive control algorithms that help improve efficiency at light loads. The Platinum-Rated 720W AC/DC Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

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Quarter Brick DC/DC Converter Reference Design

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Part Number: Quarter-Brick-DC/DC-Converter

This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in high density quarter brick DC-DC converters for intermediate bus architectures(IBA). This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as Phase Shift Full Bridge (PSFB) topology that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 94%. The reference design also supports the Full Bridge topology through minor hardware modifications. The Quarter brick DC to DC Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

This reference design works with telecom input range 36V – 76V DC and provides 12V with 200W power. Designed with planar magnetics, this reference design implements various non-linear techniques, which improves the performance and efficiency.

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