Traditional power supply designs use analog ICs with fixed functionality to provide regulated power. Now new generations of intelligent power supplies can integrate Microchip's PIC® Microcontroller (MCU) or dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller (DSC) for a fully programmable and flexible solution. Using digital control to implement power conversion functions, developers can realize many benefits for their design and business. These are enabled by the ability to perform the power conversion control via reprogrammable software and the performance and features of the PIC MCU and dsPIC DSC solutions from Microchip.
- Digital On/Off control for low standby power
- Power supply sequencing and hot-swap control
- Full digital control of power control loop
- Programmable soft-start profile
- Power factor correction