Industrial Products and Applicationsyear , issue 2, april-may 2021

Evaluation Kit from Würth Elektronik and Infineon makes it easier to digitalize your power supply

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG and Infineon Technologies AG are launching the jointly developed "XMC Digital Power Explorer" evaluation kit. This synchronous step-down converter, which can be assembled with two different control cards (XMC1300 - ARM Cortex-M0 MCU and XMC4200 - ARM Cortex-M4F MCU), makes it easier for developers of analog power supplies and embedded software programmers to enter the world of digital power supply. The XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit is a complete solution with hardware, software and switchable resistance load bank. Developers can compare two performance classes using two different control cards. The high-performance XMC4200 family offers a high-resolution PWM unit (with 150 ps resolution) and intelligent analog comparators with precise slope compensation that can considerably simplify power supply design. The XMC1300 family, on the other hand, is cost-optimized to provide excellent cost effectiveness for simpler power supply applications. Ivan Dobes, Product Marketing Manager for XMC microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies, says: "Infineon is the worldwide leading manufacturer of power electronics. We still see a lot of growth potential in digital current control using standard microcontrollers. Our XMC microcontrollers have just the features you need to address this market. The XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit will help position us as an important player in the area of digital power and offer our customers complete system solutions." The Digital Power Explorer Kit can now be purchased for 119 euros from both companies or ordered directly from Würth Elektronik eiSos.