Digital Power Supply Design Workshop

Learn how to design digital power supplies and PFCs from ground up quickly and easily with this in-depth laboratory based design workshop.During the workshop you will learn how to design stable analog and digital control loops in both voltage mode and current mode. You will then design, code, implement and test several digital power supplies in our well-equipped laboratory. In addition, during the 4th day we will cover advanced digital concept such as digital PFCs and and multi-loop converters to keep your knowledge up to date with the latest developments in power supply technology.

Course Details

​​The class runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm on Days 1 and 3. The class runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm on Day 4 to allow for easy travel.

The cost for a seat in this workshop is: €2495 for 4 days.

$2495EUR USD
4 days

What you will learn 

Day 1 (Tuesday): Introduction to Digital Power Programming

  • Introduction to digital power
  • Closed loop control of switch mode power supplies in analog and digital domains
  • Biricha templates and easy project setup I/O pins, PWM, ADC, Interrupts etc., ideal for non-programmers
  • Number formatting for digital Compensator design with:
  • floating point and 32 bit IQMath e.g. TI fixed point Piccolo C2000 devices
  • Dealing with TI CLA core
  • Hands-on Laboratory exercises

Day 2 (Wednesday): Digital Power Supply Design

  • Detailed study of analog power supply design fundamentals
  • Detailed discussion and design of digital power supplies
  • Implementing a simple digital controller for your digital power supply
  • Digital voltage mode controller design
  • Off-line power supply design considerations: Limit cycling, Hi-Res PWM, ADC quantization
  • Hands-on Laboratory exercises

Day 3 (Thursday): Peak Current Mode Control and Running Multiple Control Loops

  • Running multiple power supplies using the main core and the CLA
  • Detailed review analog peak current mode design
  • Removing sub-harmonic oscillation and slope compensation
  • Digital peak current mode controller design
  • Analog and digital slope compensation
  • Phase margin erosion in digital domain due to delays
  • Hands-on Laboratory exercises

Day 4 (Friday): Digital PFC Design & Implementation

  • Learn how to design and stabilise single phase and interleaved digital power factor correction systems from ground up quickly and easily during this in-depth laboratory based day.
  • Fundamentals of power delivery, power quality & PFC
  • Single Phase CCM Boost PFC topology operation & design
  • Digital PFC translated from analog PFC
  • Step-by-step digital PFC control loop design (voltage loop and current loop)
  • Voltage feed-forward & filter design in digital domain
  • Digital interleaved PFC
  • Hands-on Laboratory exercises


First the engineering concepts, theoretical material, step-by-step design procedures and power supply design equations are taught in the class and then these are all put onto practice with numerous laboratory exercises on real digital power supplies. The workshop manuals contains hundreds of pages of slides and comprehensive laboratory manuals. All labs are based on TI's industry leading C2000 range of MCUs but the design practices taught in the class can be applied to any MCU.

The participants will work with no more that 2 engineers at a workstation. Our lab is extremely well equipped with 10 workstations. Therefore the maximum number of attendees is strictly limited to 20 engineers. Each workstation contains laptop with relevant development software, 1GHz Rohde and Schwarz oscilloscope, power meters, current probes and a host of digital power supplies and PFC teaching kits. Bode 100's network analysers will be available for demonstration of stable loop measurement.  

All attendees will receive:

  • 4 days of intensive hand-one engineering training and lab based exercises 
  • Workshop material with over 300 hundred pages of simple to follow slides and step-by-step laboratory scripts
  • All necessary software templates and easy to program exercises to start you on your digital power projects.
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Commercial license for Biricha's Power Supply Design Software WDS and PLD PFC Loop Design Software

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