SMPS and Digital Power Conversion Solutions

Microchip has the benefits of digital power conversion, including higher power density, lower system cost, and accelerated innovation

SMPS & Digital Power Conversion SolutionsSelf contained SMPS solutions and rich peripherals of Microchip's dsPIC - digital power devices enable engineers to design solutions that do not require much in the way of external support chips. Thus, when using the dsPIC DSC SMPS solution, developers can obtain a 20% reduction in component count over other solutions. In addition to space and cost-saving features, the dsPIC DSC SMPS solution has special features that enable advanced power conversion. Included among these features is an intelligent power peripheral. Independent PWM, ADC, and analog comparator peripherals form the intelligent power peripheral via an internal configurable control fabric that enables them to interact directly with one another.

AC164133 - buck / boost converter PICtail™ plus daughter board provides an easy and economical development platform for dsPIC SMPS and digital power conversion family DSCs which are designed to provide low-cost and efficient control for wide range of power supply topologies.

DM240001 - the Explorer 16 is a low cost, efficient development board to evaluate the features and performance of Microchip's new PIC24 Microcontroller, the dsPIC33 digital signal controller (DSC) families, and the new 32-bit PIC32MX devices. Coupled with the MPLAB ICD 2 in circuit debugger or MPLAB REAL ICE, real-time emulation and debug facilities speed evaluation and prototyping of application circuitry.

DM300027 - this low-cost, 16-bit, 28-pin starter development board supports 28-dsPIC digital signal controller (DSC) devices or pin PIC24 microcontrollers. This board is an ideal prototyping tool to help validate key design requirements using these DSCs and microcontrollers.

Features and Benefits

  • Controls coordination between comparators, PWM, and ADC
  • Set-up via software / operates independently of software
  • Precisely times ADC conversions
  • Controls PWM response to faults
  • Provides real-time response without firmware intervention
  • Expands control range of options
  • Adaptable for a wide variety of control methodologies
  • Provides fail-safe control

Evaluation Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
16-BIT 28-PIN PIC24/DSPIC30F/33FDM30002716-BIT 28-PIN PIC24/DSPIC30F/33F1 - ImmediateView Details
PICTAIL PLUS BUCK/BOOST DBAC164133PICTAIL PLUS BUCK/BOOST DB2 - ImmediateView Details
EXPLORER 16 100PIN DSPIC30/33/32DM240001EXPLORER 16 100PIN DSPIC30/33/320View Details

Associated Silicon

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F1010-20E/MMIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFN35 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F1010-30I/MMIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFN127 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28SPDIPDSPIC30F1010-30I/SPIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28SPDIP9 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F2020-30I/MMIC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFN0View Details
IC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F2020-30I/MMB32IC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFN20 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2010-12-28