Digital Power Designer has been designed by engineers working in the industry and tailored specifically to suit their needs for digital power supply design and power conversion equipment. Apart from the many varied control blocks for code generation and power conversion blocks for simulation, the code generation features and simulation of microcontroller peripherals are specifically based upon the complete TI C2000 range of microcontrollers, many of which are optimised for digital power and power conversion applications. High-level blocks are provided to get one up to speed very quickly, both with the solidThinking Embed design environment and with the digital design and programming of microcontrollers for digital power applications. The Digital Power Designer includes numerous ready-made control diagrams as a platform for starting new designs.
The automatic code generation features provide the ability for hardware and/or power engineers to achieve high-fidelity and practical software designs for digital power applications without the need to take on board additional software engineers. Production-ready and completed practical designs can be 100% achieved without the need of developing a single line of code.
“We have been successfully developing power conversion equipment with VisSim and the Digital Power Designer, now expanded in solidThinking Embed, for more than 15 years and have been extremely satisfied with the performance and the ability to rapidly produce production-ready designs directly from the Embed IDE, without the need to use a single line of C code.”
Marco Donvito, R&D Department,
CEG Elettronica Industriale S.p.A.
Digital Power Designer provides high-level blocks for simulation and code generation of power supply and digital power components and controls. Digital Power Designer blocks let you develop a working controller that can be directly downloaded to the microcontroller for digital power applications.The Digital Power Designer blocks efficiently model digital (or analogue) power supply configurations, along with control loops, to simulate and verify the control loop without the need for hardware. This allows you to develop your control routines much more flexibly, simulate, verify and make any needed corrections before sending out Gerbers to manufacture hardware. When your hardware arrives, you can use Digital Power Designer to compile and download the diagram to the microcontroller and test your real hardware.
Digital Power Designer Contains
High-level and completely configurable blocks including:
The application areas range from analogue and digital power supplies, power conversion equipment and DC/DC converters to electric vehicles, rectifiers and battery chargers, uninterruptible power supplies and more.
“A key benefit to using Embed is its code generation capability and how quickly and fast it works. The speed of how its drivers work and being able to interface directly with our ROM code was really the most important benefit.”
Dave Wilson, Senior Motor Systems Engineer,
The toolset offers a complete set of functions to ease the design of power converters in the digital domain, among these features to: