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Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2020

Visit Microchip at APEC 2020

Microchip is excited to announce our participation at the 2020 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), the show for practicing power electronics engineers. APEC will be held March 16-18, 2020, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. We will be showcasing a variety of efficient and smart power solutions based on our products. Please visit us in Booth #1225 and in AgileSwitch’s Booth #1703 to meet with our experts and discuss how Microchip can enhance your next design.

Explore Our Demos

Whether you’re looking for a preview of what we’re showing at APEC 2020 or following up after the show for additional information and next steps, here is the list of our demos with links to more product information to help you get started with your design.

To book a demo appointment at APEC 2020, click here.

Demo Description
Digital Programmable SiC Gate Driver Cores Improve switching efficiency and EMI performance, all while protecting your valuable Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices. The AgileSwitch 2ASC dual-channel high-performance gate driver cores are designed to take on your SiC implementation challenges
Digital Programmable SiC Gate Driver Boards Control, monitor and protect the latest 62 mm SiC devices using our plug-and-play 62EM gate driver boards. Designed for traction applications, the 62EM with configurable fault settings and patented Augmented SwitchingTM technology can drive up to 1.7 kV devices at 100 kHz.
IGBT Gate Driver Boards Our reliable plug-and-play IGBT gate driver boards are optimized for HPM/IHV/IHM/HI-PAK IGBT modules. They offer a robust feature set including 30A of peak drive current, up to 15 kHz switching frequency and fiber I/O.
ASDAK Augmented Switching Accelerated Development Kit Unlock the full potential of SiC in your design. The Accelerated Silicon Carbide Development Kit (ASDAK) includes hardware and software tools to rapidly optimize the performance of SiC modules and systems.
Intelligent Configuration Tool The Intelligent Configuration Tool (ICT) opens the door to multiple levels of software configurability for AgileSwitch digital programmable gate drivers. The ICT allows you to fine tune the performance of your systems and applications.
Reference Design Module Adapter Boards for SiC Power Devices Compatible with the AgileSwitch 2ASC gate driver cores, our module adapter boards provide a platform to rapidly evaluate and optimize new SiC power devices. Standard offerings include a reference design for the SP6LI, 1200V 62 mm, 1700V 62 mm and other families of SiC MOSFETs.
MCP1633 Sequential Tail Light Reference Design and Demo This demo showcases our MCP1633 fixed-frequency low-side Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) controller with LED dimming feature. This solution also features stand-alone failsafe operation, additional programmability, fast sensor response and a small package size, and it can easily be interfaced with PIC® microcontroller to create high-performance LED driver applications
SiC SP3 and SP6LI Module Driver Reference Design Boards Using the optimal gate driver solution is critical when creating power system designs using SiC MOSFET products.  We offer SiC modules and discrete gate driver solutions with isolation and high dv/dt capability tested up to a maximum switching frequency of 400 kHz. 
PLECS Simulation Demo Join our power application experts to see a live demonstration of our PLECS simulation model with a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) board for our SiC solutions. 
Vienna 3-Phase Power Factor Correction Reference Design The 3-phase 30 kW Vienna Power Factor Correction (PFC) reference design can be used for Hybrid Electric Vehicle/ Electric Vehicle (HEV/EV) chargers and high-power switch mode power supply applications. This reference design achieves 98.6% efficiency at 30 kW output power.
SiC Devices and Power Modules Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors are innovative, new options for improving system efficiency, supporting higher operating temperatures and reducing costs in your power electronic designs. Discover how they can be used in broad range of high-voltage, high-power applications in industrial, automotive, medical, aerospace, defense, and communication market segments. 
dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller Digital Power Solutions dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) offer the performance of a DSP with the simplicity of a microcontroller (MCU). The dsPIC DSC core is designed to execute digital filter algorithms and high-speed precision digital control loops. Stop by our booth to see an array of development boards and reference designs featuring this family of DSCs.
Transphorm 4 kW Totem-Pole Bridgeless Power Factor Correction GaN Evaluation Board Transphorm’s 4 kW Totem-Pole PFC GaN Evaluation Board, available as 85 VAC to 265 VAC variants, uses a mixed Cascode GaN FET and silicon MOSFET stage controlled by a dsPIC33CK single-core DSC.
dsPIC Digital Signal Controller Motor Control Solutions dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) enable the design of high-performance, precision motor control systems that are more energy efficient, quieter in operation, have a great range and offer extended lifecycles. See how they can be used to control Brushless DC(BDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), AC Induction Motor (ACIM) and stepper motor applications.
1,600W DC/DC Automotive Bus Balancer To maintain compatibility with the current 12V systems, new cars will have dual power domains. In order to stabilize these two voltage rails and enable on-demand power transfer between the two rails, a bi-directional DC-DC converter is required. Come see a demonstration highlighting how the dsPIC33EP DSC works in an automotive power conversion system with the new 48V bus rail.
32-Bit Microcontrollers for Motor Control and Motor Positioning Applications Learn more about our 32-bit motor control solutions based on Arm® Cortex® M-class cores and MIPS® processor cores. These devices provide the utmost in accuracy and resolution to enable the highest efficiency levels for common applications and the highest precision for positioning applications.
PIC® and AVR® MCU Solutions for the Cloud Designing secure, cloud-connected systems does not have to be an overwhelming process. This demo showcases our unique solutions for creating smart, secure nodes for Google IoT Cloud.
Smart Power with CIP Hybrid Control Using traditional methods to add the necessary intelligence to cost-sensitive analog designs has been a challenge. Digitally controlled power supplies are an optimal solution for many power delivery applications, offering greater flexibility, higher efficiency and longer system life than fully analog supplies. Find out how our hybrid power MCUs are a flexible solution for a wide range of applications.
PAC1934 Energy Harvesting Demo This demonstration illustrates a world where alternative sources of power (electrical grid, solar, and wind) must be used interchangeably to supply power to a house.  It uses a four-channel DC power monitor to emulate power accumulation and storage and then uses the stored power in a model house.
AC Power Monitoring The AC power monitoring demo uses the MCP39F511N and MCP39F511 power monitoring ICs to measure power through a wall outlet.  A Graphical User Interface (GUI) then displays power usage data—such as active, reactive and apparent power—in a web browser. This system provides an easy way to monitor the electrical behavior of home devices and appliances and to quickly detect malfunctions if an overpower or overcurrent event is observed.