Texas Instruments showcases latest innovations at Digital Power Forum 2008
From AC to DC/DC point-of-load, TI demonstrates broad range of devices and platforms optimized for digital power applications
DALLAS - Continuing to build on its commitment to providing the broadest range of solutions for digital power applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN), will unveil its latest solutions and product demonstrations for AC to DC/DC point-of-load applications at 2008 Digital Power Forum at booth #201 in San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 16. TI experts will also present a variety of technical papers on digital power at the conference.
The award-winning UCD9240 pulse-width modulation controller, now in volume production, digitally manages up to four independent outputs and up to eight phases. The UCD92K family of controllers supports switching frequencies up to 2 MHz with up to 1 mV resolution, enabling DC conversions down to 500 mV from a 16-V input source.
The controllers are configured using an easy-to-use Fusion Digital PowerTM Designer tool. The tool, which is free and downloadable, simplifies the development process and improves time-to-market by allowing the designer to easily configure many power supply parameters, including voltage and current thresholds with selectable fault response; supply voltage sequencing; monitoring; soft start/stop; tracking; margining; control loop response; phase management and fan control. See: www.ti.com/fusionpowergui.
TI also introduced three complementary digital PowerTrainTM modules to further simplify DC/DC converter design by providing a high-degree of space saving component packaging and convenience. The PTD08A006W, PTD08A010W, PTD08A020W and 6-A, 10-A, 20-A modules integrate the inductor, MOSFETs and the UCD7230 driver. Additionally, reference designs using integrated driver/MOSFET technology are available for applications that require ultra-high conversion efficiencies. See: www.ti.com/ptd08a006w-pr, www.ti.com/ptd08a010w-pr, www.ti.com/ptd01a020w-pr and www.ti.com/ucd7230-pr.
TI provides a variety of tools for customers to develop around todayís digital power technologies. The following tools will be demonstrated in the TI booth, including the newly announced modular TMS320C2000TM microcontroller (MCU) development kits using interchangeable TMS320F28x based controlCARDs:
* UCD9240EVM four-rail non-isolated DC/DC evaluation module with the Fusion Digital Power Designer tool
* C2000TM Digital Power Experimenterís Kit (TMDSDCDC2KIT) is designed for those new to software-based digital power management. The kit provides a highly functional development environment including a DC/DC motherboard
* C2000 DC/DC Digital Power Developerís Kit (TMDSDCDC8KIT), which targets multi-rail and multi-phase applications and demonstrates the management of up to 16 rails
* C2000 AC/DC Developerís Kit (TMDSACDCKIT) provides low-power rectification of a 12-volt AC input using a phase-shifted full-bridge topology and a front end with two-phase interleaved power factor correction (PFC).
For more information on all digital power tools and solutions, see www.ti.com/digitalpower.
About TIís digital power solutions
TI provides power designers with a broad portfolio of processors, controllers and drivers as well as module solutions to solve any power system design challenge. Whether designing for isolated or non-isolated solutions from AC to DC/DC point-of-load, TIís flexible, customizable and intuitive digital power portfolio enables a variety of solutions.
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