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 Quantity
DM240001 datasheet linkBOARD DEMO PIC24/DSPIC33/PIC32DM240001BOARD DEMO PIC24/DSPIC33/PIC3282 - Immediate
DM240001 product page link
BOARD DEV STARTER PIC24 28-PINDM300027BOARD DEV STARTER PIC24 28-PIN14 - Immediate
DM300027 product page link
AC164133 datasheet linkPICTAIL PLUS BUCK/BOOST DBAC164133PICTAIL PLUS BUCK/BOOST DB3 - Immediate
AC164133 product page link

Associated Silicon

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
DSPIC30F2020-30I/SO datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28SOICDSPIC30F2020-30I/SOIC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28SOIC942 - Immediate
DSPIC30F2020-30I/SO product page link
DSPIC30F1010-30I/SP datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28SPDIPDSPIC30F1010-30I/SPIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28SPDIP1756 - Immediate
DSPIC30F1010-30I/SP product page link
DSPIC30F2020-30I/MM datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F2020-30I/MMIC MCU 16BIT 12KB FLASH 28QFN168 - Immediate
DSPIC30F2020-30I/MM product page link
DSPIC30F1010-30I/MM datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F1010-30I/MMIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFN152 - Immediate
DSPIC30F1010-30I/MM product page link
DSPIC30F1010-20E/MM datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFNDSPIC30F1010-20E/MMIC MCU 16BIT 6KB FLASH 28QFN35 - Immediate
DSPIC30F1010-20E/MM product page link
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Published: 2010-12-28