1.2 Digital Power Simplified - Session 2
As power supply designers embrace the transition from analog to digital controller based solutions, foremost on their minds is the challenge of crafting firmware that would accomplish all the power supply tasks using a processor with a well-defined, but limited computation capability. A popular school of thought subscribes to the idea of separating the time-critical tasks in the power supply from others that are less so, and executing these tasks using specialized hardware blocks that run autonomous of the processor. This dramatically simplifies the firmware development effort and also offers the opportunity to accomplish more with the processor. Using an example from Texas Instruments’ portfolio, this webinar introduces the approach described above and shares details about the implementation to illustrate how digital power can be simplified for one and all.