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Visit Microchip at PCIM 2019

Microchip is excited to announce our participation at PCIM Europe 2019, the world's leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. Visit Microchip in Hall 6 at Booth 316 to meet our power, energy and motion experts.

Explore Our Demos

At our booth, you will be able to see demonstrations of our latest technologies and solutions for a variety of markets and applications. Here is a list of our demos with links to more product information to help you get started with your design:

PFC Vienna

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 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.

CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit Featuring Core Independent Peripherals

The CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit demonstrates how to implement a synchronous buck power supply to run autonomously on a PIC16F1779 microcontroller without writing any code. The Implementation runs entirely within the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) without using any CPU resources. This allows a full Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) to coexist with any application, saving cost, development time and board space.

MIC4607 Three-Phase Motor Driver

In this demonstration of a typical topology for three-phase motor drivers, a ceiling fan is driven by the MIC4607 using three pairs of MOSFET half bridges that are combined into a B6 MOSFET bridge. The electronic speed control is implemented with an 8-bit ATmega microcontroller managing a six-step control scheme. The feedback loop is sensorless, with three op amps detecting the zero crossing to sense the rotor position.

RGBW Lamp with Linear Dimming and Color Adjustment Via UART

See our demonstration of four CL88020 sequential linear LED drivers controlling the intensity and color of an LED lamp. The four-channel dimming is achieved using an 8-bit PIC® microcontroller, which can be configured via an isolated UART interface with a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) that can be used on any Android™ based device. While this demonstration is supplied from 120 VAC, the CL88030 can be used to implement a similar application for 220 VAC.

Power Solutions

Come by our booth to see our aerospace-grade Power Core Module (PCM)—featuring integrated SiC MOSFETs, driver circuitry and a control interface—interactively operating an electrical motor. The on-board computer’s GUI can be used to vary the speed of the motor while the output current from each of the three phases is displayed in real time. Suitable for many aerospace applications, the Power Core Module is designed and fully qualified to operate primary flight control actuation surfaces in the new generation of commercial aircraft.

Digital Power Solutions

dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) offer 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.

1600W Automotive Bus Balancer

New cars will require dual power domains to add the new 48V bus rail while maintaining compatibility with current 12V systems. A bi-directional DC-DC converter is needed to stabilize these two voltage rails and enable on-demand power transfer between them. Our 1600W Automotive Bus Balancer demonsration highlights how the dsPIC33EP Digital Signal Controller (DSC) works in an automotive power conversion system that includes the 48V bus rail.

Wireless Power and Charging Solutions

Learn how the dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller, which includes a powerful Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Core, high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and high-resolution Pulse-Width Modulators (PWMs), provides a high level of programmability and enables 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.

Dynamic Motor Control

Learn about dynamic motor control using the free Scilab/X2C Rapid Prototyping environment that is fully integrated into MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Our demonstration illustrates a motor dynamometer/generator setup for dynamic load testing with graphical visualization and easy updating of parameters.

Powering Your Home On and Off the Grid

Power monitoring is essential in the era of renewable energy with solar, wind, storage batteries and the grid. See our demonstration of using multi-channel DC power monitors to show consumption and storage in a mock home powering scenario.

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.