powerSUITE - Digital Power Supply Design Software Tools for C2000™ MCUs

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powerSUITE is a suite of digital power supply design software tools for Texas Instruments' C2000™ real-time microcontroller (MCU) family.   powerSUITE(TM) helps power supply engineers drastically reduce development time as they design digitally-controlled power supplies based on C2000™ real-time control MCUs.   Many power supply designers are transitioning from analog-based power supply designs to digital-based designs and intuitive tools are needed to assist in the evaluation phase, the development phase, and the testing phase of the design.

powerSUITE consists of three tools designed to help engineers more easily traverse through the different design stages of a digital power supply systems:

The Solution Adapter allows modification of existing code examples from TI’s C2000 digital power library and allows for configuration for a custom digital power board design.  This tool steps through the process of selecting the power topology to adapt, selecting the relevant options for that topology (such as magnetic values), and allowing for customization of those options to adapt the solution to a custom design.

The Compensation Designer allows the design of different styles of compensators (ex: PID, 2p2z, 3p3z) to achieve the desired closed loop performance.  This can be done using the measured plant data from the SFRA Tool or the modeled power stage as part of the Solution Adapter Tool. The coefficients that need to be programmed on the device are generated by the Solution Adapter and can be copied into the code directly.

The Software Frequency Response Analyzer (SFRA) enables the measurement of the open loop gain of a closed loop digitally controller power converter using software.  This makes measurement of the bandwidth, the gain margin, and the phase margin of your power supply design quick and easy.

Download powerSUITE today to get started designing your C2000(TM) based power supply!

Features
  • Simplifies the development, design and tuning of digital power converters
  • Includes software tools that enable adaption of code examples developed for TI development kits to custom design
    • Solution Adapte
    • Compensation Designer
    • Software Frequency

To get started with powerSUITE,

  1. Download the latest version of controlSUITE.
  2. Open CCS and go to View>TI Resource Explorer.
  3. Select controlSUITE and browse to the powerSUITE folder.
  4. Click on one of the powerSUITE tool icons to get started.
  5. Download Code Composer Studio™ IDE
    • Note: powerSUITE requires CCS V6.1 or newer with GUI Composer support.  Customers using CCSv7 will need to install GC v1 Runtime into CCSv7 from the CCS App Center. This is a post-install step required before powerSUITE can be used. 


Technical Documents
White papers (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1672 13 Mar 2015 1,406

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
controlSUITE™ Software Suite: Software and Development Tools for C2000™ Microcontrollers  CONTROLSUITE  Software Libraries 

Development Tools (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
powerSUITE Digital Power Supply Compensation Designer Tool for C2000™ MCUs  COMPENSATION_DESIGNER  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
powerSUITE Digital Power Supply Solution Adapter Tool for C2000™ MCUs  SOLUTION_ADAPTER  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Digital Power Buck Converter BoosterPack  BOOSTXL-BUCKCONV  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
TMS320F28030  Piccolo Microcontroller  Real-time Control 
TMS320F28034  Piccolo Microcontroller  Real-time Control 
TMS320F28035  Piccolo Microcontroller  Real-time Control 
TMS320F28069M  Piccolo Microcontroller with InstaSPIN-MOTION  Real-time Control 

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