Evolution in Analog Design

Last modified by Microchip on 2024/01/17 22:18

The evolution of analog power conversion designs toward digital designs can be described by the following four major milestones. Microchip's 16-bit dsPIC® DSCs enable all four solution levels:

digital power diagram

Feedback from the power supply is obtained using high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs). The power supply is controlled using specialized high-speed Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) peripherals. The PWM module can directly drive all popular power supply topologies and the CPU core allows digital compensation algorithms to be executed quickly. Microchip's dsPIC DSCs can be used for various power conversion and power control applications. They offer higher power density, lower system cost, improved reliability, and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs.