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CIP Hybrid Power Development Board
Why Use Hybrid Power Control in Your Design?
Offering greater flexibility, higher efficiency and longer system life than fully analog supplies, digitally controlled power supplies are optimal solutions for the majority of power delivery applications. Adding the necessary intelligence to cost-sensitive analog power supply designs using traditional methods has been a challenge in the past, but Microchip’s hybrid power MCUs offer an elegant solution for use in a wide range of applications.
Hybrid power MCUs exist on the boundary between full-analog and full-digital power control devices. They combine easy-to-use 8-bit cores with on-chip analog and digital Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that are designed to communicate with and trigger one another to offer near-instantaneous control of the analog regulation loop. This combination of features allows you to easily build cost-effective designs with maximum efficiency.
Power Your Design with the CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit
Offering a flexible starting point for developing a variety of power conversion applications, the CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit is a fully functioning power supply featuring our latest hybrid power MCU. It incorporates the PIC16F1779 as the freely programmable Power Management IC (PMIC) device of a synchronous buck converter. This MCU includes four digitally enhanced analog PWM controller functional blocks that you can easily configure with MPLAB® Code Configurator to tailor the features and functions to meet your application’s specific requirements.
Develop Your Project with Our Award-Winning IDEs
Get your design off to a great start with our MPLAB development ecosystem. MPLAB X Integrated Development (IDE) is a full-featured development environment that contains everything you need to create, debug, compile and program code directly to your PIC® MCU. Available as a free download, this comprehensive environment supports 8-, 16- and 32-bit MCUs. Or, if you want to get started right away, you can also open the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE in your browser and take advantage of the cloud-based storage and the shared code repository in the MPLAB Xpress Community. The choice is yours.
Build Your Firmware with MPLAB Code Configurator
Configuring your power system is easy with our hybrid power MCUs and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC). An excellent resource for analog designers who are unfamiliar with implementing digital control, this intuitive and powerful graphical configuration tool automatically generates the code to set up your MCU and its on-chip peripherals to meet your design’s specific requirements.