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Visit Microchip at APEC 2019

Microchip is excited to announce our participation at the 2019 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), the show for practicing power electronics engineers. APEC will be held March 17-21, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.  We will be showcasing a variety of efficient and smart power solutions based on our products. Please visit us in Booth #211 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 2019 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.

Hybrid Power Microcontroller Solutions Featuring Core Independent Peripherals

Using traditional methods to add the necessary intelligence to cost-sensitive analog designs has been a challenge. Digitally controlled power supplies have proved to be an optimal solution for many power delivery applications, offering greater flexibility, higher efficiency, and longer system life than fully analog supplies. Find out how Microchip’s hybrid power microcontrollers (MCUs) offer a flexible solution for a wide range of applications.

dsPIC® DSC Digital Power Solutions

dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) offers the performance of a Digital Signal Processor (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. We offer a variety of development boards and reference designs that showcase the breadth of capabilities that our dsPIC DSCs solutions offer.

dsPIC DSC 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 extended life. See how dsPIC33 DSCs can be used to control brushless DC, permanent magnet synchronous, AC induction and stepper motors.

dsPIC DSC Wireless Power/Charging Solutions

Learn how dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), which include a powerful Digital Signal Processor (DSP) core, high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and high-resolution Pulse Width Modulators ( PWMs), provide a high level of programmability and enable standards-based and proprietary wireless charging solutions. The dsPIC33 DSC-based 15W transmitter complies with the Qi™ standard and supports CAN, NFC and Authentication. Targeting applications such as power tools and industrial robots, the 200W Transmitter/Receiver solution, which is based on a proprietary protocol, provides greater than 90% efficiency and includes an advanced Foreign Object Detection scheme.

Sensorless FOC Motor Control with Anti-Windmilling

Anti-windmilling technology for sensorless motor control eliminates the system shock on pumps and fans that may experience reverse shaft rotation in power-off modes of operation. The software technology allows the microcontroller to identify the shaft rotation direction and speed, apply an electronic brake to stop the shaft if it is spinning the incorrect direction, and soft-start rotation in the correct direction. This also eliminates the need for expensive mechanical one-way bearings and brake mechanisms. Common applications where this causes issues are in liquid pumps, windmills, automotive radiator fans, and other fans and pumps that may be susceptible to reverse rotation when powered off.

The demo application runs on a SAM C21 Arm® Cortex®-M0+ based MCU using the dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board.

30 kW Three-Phase Vienna PFC Reference Design

Discover how our user-friendly reference designs enable you to kickstart your Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductor designs using our next-generation SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBDs) and SiC MOSFETs.  Our new, scalable 30-kilowatt (kW), three-phase Vienna Power Factor Correction (PFC) topology reference design is well suited for fast Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and other high-power automotive and industrial applications.

Discrete and Module Packaging Examples

Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors are an innovative new option for power electronic designers who are looking to improve system efficiency for smaller form factor and higher operating temperature applications in the industrial, automotive, medical, aerospace, defense and communication markets. See a selection of our SiC discrete and module solutions in a range of standard/custom packages for your high-power applications. 

USB Charging

See our demonstration of the hardware and capability tradeoffs between different implementations of USB charging hardware. Our demo includes USB Type-C™ dual-charging ports based on a resistive divider method with legacy support, a single USB Type A charging port with quick charging support, a combination of two USB Type-C and two USB Type A ports based on the resistive divider and legacy protocols, and a USB Power Delivery charging port. 

MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator

Find out how MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator can reduce your design time and design risk by simulating analog circuits using standard or Microchip-proprietary component models prior to hardware prototyping. The simulation tool uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS simulation environment, with options to use SPICE or piecewise linear modeling, that can cover a very wide set of possible simulation needs.

LDO with Ripple Blocker™ Technology

The MIC943x5 Low Dropout Regulator (LDO) with Ripple Blocker technology is more than just a simple voltage regulator. For noise-sensitive applications, it maintains high Power Supply Ripple Rejection (PSRR) with input voltages operating near the output voltage level to improve overall system efficiency. 

GaNdalf PFC Reference Design Board

GaNdalf is a high-efficiency Gallium-Nitride (GaN)-based, fully digitally controlled Totempole Bridgeless Power Factor Correction (PFC) reference design from Future Electronics. It features a dsPIC33CH Dual Core Digital Signal Controller and two Panasonic X-GaN HEMT power transistors to target high-efficiency, high-power density AC/DC power supplies for industrial DIN-rail mount units and platinum- and titanium-rated desktop PCs and small office servers for up to 1 kW