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Parameters

Number of outputs 8 Frequency (Max) (kHz) 2000 A/D channels 7, 14 Analog comparators 6, 7 Communications 1 PMBUS, 1 UART, 2 UART Compensator 2-pole/2-zero (PID hardware) DPWM resolution (ps) 250 GPIOs 18, 30 Number of digital power peripheral feedback loops 3 Non-volatile memory 2kB (Data), 32kB (Program) Processor 31.25MHz, 32-bit ARM7 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Digital power isolated controllers

Package | Pins | Size

VQFN (RGC) 64 81 mm² 9 x 9 VQFN (RHA) 40 36 mm² 6 x 6 VQFN (RJA) 40 36 mm² 6 x 6 open-in-new Find other Digital power isolated controllers

Features

  • Digital Control of up to 3 Independent Feedback Loops
    • Dedicated PID-Based hardware
    • 2-Pole/2-Zero Configurable
    • Nonlinear Control
  • Up to 16 MHz Error Analog-to-Digital Converter (EADC)
    • Configurable Resolution as Small as 1mV/LSB
    • Automatic Resolution Selection
    • Up to 8x Oversampling
    • Hardware-Based Averaging (up to 8x)
    • 14-Bit Effective Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
    • Adaptive Sample Trigger Positioning
  • Up to 8 High Resolution Digital Pulse Width Modulated (DPWM) Outputs
    • 250-ps Pulse Width Resolution
    • 4-ns Frequency Resolution
    • 4-ns Phase Resolution
    • Adjustable Phase Shift Between Outputs
    • Adjustable Dead-band Between Pairs
    • Cycle-by-Cycle Duty Cycle Matching
    • Up to 2-MHz Switching Frequency
  • Configurable PWM Edge Movement
    • Trailing Modulation
    • Leading Modulation
    • Triangular Modulation
  • Configurable Feedback Control
    • Voltage Mode
    • Average Current Mode
    • Peak Current Mode Control
    • Constant Current
    • Constant Power
  • Configurable Modulation Methods
    • Frequency Modulation
    • Phase Shift Modulation
    • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Fast, Automatic, and Smooth Mode Switching
    • Frequency Modulation and PWM
    • Phase Shift Modulation and PWM
  • High Efficiency and Light Load Management
    • Burst Mode
    • Ideal Diode Emulation
    • Synchronous Rectifier Soft On/Off
    • Low IC Standby Power
  • Soft Start / Stop with and without Prebias
  • Fast Input Voltage Feed Forward Hardware
  • Primary Side Voltage Sensing
  • Copper Trace Current Sensing
  • Flux and Phase Current Balancing for Nonpeak Current Mode Control Applications
  • Current Share Bus Support
    • Analog Average
    • Master and Slave
  • Feature Rich Fault Protection Options
    • 7 High-Speed Analog Comparators
    • Cycle-by-Cycle Current Limiting
    • Programmable Fault Counting
    • External Fault Inputs
    • 10 Digital Comparators
    • Programmable Blanking Time
  • Synchronization of DPWM Waveforms Between Multiple UCD3138 devices
  • 14-Channel, 12-Bit, 267-ksps General-Purpose ADC with Integrated
    • Programmable Averaging Filters
    • Dual Sample and Hold
  • Internal Temperature Sensor
  • Fully Programmable High-Performance 31.25 MHz, 32-Bit ARM7TDMI-S™ Processor
    • 32KB of Program Flash
    • 2KB of Data Flash with ECC
    • 4KB of Data RAM
    • 4KB of Boot ROM Enables Firmware Boot-Load in the Field via I2C or UART
  • Communication Peripherals
    • I2C/PMBus
    • 2 UARTs on UCD3138RGC (64-Pin QFN)
    • 1 UART on UCD3138RHA/UCD3138RMH (40-Pin QFN) and UCD3138RJA (40-Pin VQFN)
  • Timer Capture with Selectable Input Pins
  • Up to 5 Additional General Purpose Timers
  • Built In Watchdog: BOD and POR
  • 64-Pin QFN and 40-Pin QFN Packages
  • Operating Temperature: –40°C to 125°C
  • Fusion_Digital_Power_Designer GUI Support
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Description

The UCD3138 is a digital power supply controller from Texas Instruments offering superior levels of integration and performance in a single-chip solution. The flexible nature of the UCD3138 makes it suitable for a wide variety of power conversion applications. In addition, multiple peripherals inside the device have been specifically optimized to enhance the performance of AC-DC and isolated DC-DC applications and reduce the solution component count in the IT and network infrastructure space.

The UCD3138 controller is a fully programmable solution offering customers complete control of their application, along with ample ability to differentiate their solution. At the same time, TI is committed to simplifying our customers’ development effort by offering best-in-class development tools, including application firmware, Code Composer Studio™ software development environment, and TI’s power development GUI which lets customers configure and monitor key system parameters.

At the core of the UCD3138 controller are the digital control loop peripherals, also known as Digital Power Peripherals (DPPs). Each DPP implements a high-speed digital control loop consisting of a dedicated Error Analog-to-Digital Converter (EADC), a PID-based 2-pole/2-zero digital compensator and DPWM outputs with 250-ps pulse width resolution. The device also contains a 12-bit, 267-ksps general-purpose ADC with up to 14 channels, timers, interrupt control, PMBus, and UART communications ports. The device is based on a 32-bit ARM7TDMI-S RISC microcontroller that performs real-time monitoring, configures peripherals, and manages communications. The ARM microcontroller executes its program out of programmable flash memory as well as on-chip RAM and ROM.

In addition to the FDPP, specific power management peripherals have been added to enable high efficiency across the entire operating range, high integration for increased power density, reliability, and lowest overall system cost and high flexibility with support for the widest number of control schemes and topologies. Such peripherals include: light load burst mode, synchronous rectification, LLC and phase-shifted full bridge mode switching, input voltage feed forward, copper trace current sense, ideal diode emulation, constant current constant power control, synchronous rectification soft on and off, peak current mode control, flux balancing, secondary side input voltage sensing, high-resolution current sharing, hardware-configurable soft start with pre bias, as well as several other features. Topology support has been optimized for voltage mode and peak current mode controlled phase-shifted full bridge, single and dual phase PFC, bridgeless PFC, hard-switched full bridge and half bridge, and LLC half bridge and full bridge.

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Technical documentation

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Type Title Date
* Datasheet UCD3138 Highly Integrated Digital Controller for Isolated Power datasheet (Rev. I) Jan. 19, 2017
* Errata UCD3138 Integrated Power Controller Family Errata (Rev. A) Mar. 11, 2020
User guides UCD31xx Technical Reference Manual (Rev. D) May 28, 2020
Application notes Automatic Baud Rate Detection and Configuration in UCD3138 (Rev. A) May 04, 2020
Application notes Fusion Digital Power Studio for UCD3138 Isolated Power Applications (Rev. C) Jun. 24, 2019
User guides Using the UCD3138HSFBEVM-029 (Rev. A) May 08, 2019
Application notes UCD3138 Family - Practical Design Guideline (Rev. B) Nov. 20, 2018
Selection guides Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Application notes Reduce Electrical Stresses in a PFC stage during an AC drop test with UCD3138 (Rev. A) Jan. 11, 2018
Technical articles Is integrated GaN changing the conventional wisdom? Oct. 07, 2016
Application notes 2Q 2016 Analog Applications Journal Issue Apr. 26, 2016
Application notes Increase power factor by digitally compensating PFC EMI-capacitor reactive curre Apr. 26, 2016
Application notes Migrating from the UCD3138 to UCD3138A (Rev. D) Apr. 08, 2016
Technical articles Unlocking the power of high-voltage innovation Nov. 17, 2015
Application notes THD Reduction of DCM PFC with UCD3138 Nov. 08, 2015
Application notes 4Q 2015 Analog Applications Journal Oct. 30, 2015
Application notes How to reduce current spikes at AC zero-crossing for totem-pole PFC Oct. 30, 2015
User guides Bidirection DC-to-DC Converter User's Guide (Rev. A) Oct. 27, 2015
Application notes UCD3138 – Responding to Multiple PMBus Slave Addresses Oct. 21, 2015
Technical articles Are you ready for totem-pole PFC? Oct. 16, 2015
White papers GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC Oct. 02, 2015
White papers GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC (PPT) Oct. 02, 2015
White papers LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling Oct. 02, 2015
White papers LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling (PPT) Oct. 02, 2015
Technical articles The secret life of MOSFET/IGBT gate drivers Sep. 14, 2015
Application notes Analog Applications Journal 3Q 2015 Jul. 24, 2015
Application notes Fast input-voltage transient response with digitally-controlled isolated DC/DC Jul. 24, 2015
White papers Advancing Power Supply Solutions Through the Promise of GaN Feb. 24, 2015
Application notes UCD3138 Integral Branch of the PID Filter Oct. 04, 2014
User guides UCD3138064 Programmer's Manual (Rev. B) May 15, 2014
Application notes Designing a UCD3138 Controlled Bridgeless PFC Apr. 01, 2014
Application notes Designing a UCD3138 Controlled Interleaved PFC Apr. 01, 2014
Application notes Designing a UCD3138 Controlled Single Phase PFC Mar. 26, 2014
Application notes UCD3138 PFC Tuning Mar. 26, 2014
More literature Design and Optimization of a High-Performance LLC Converter Oct. 29, 2013
User guides Using the UCD3138PSFBEVM-027 Aug. 08, 2013
User guides Using the UCD3138LLCEVM-028 (Rev. A) Jul. 23, 2013
Application notes 2Q 2013 Issue Analog Applications Journal Apr. 16, 2013
Application notes Digital current balancing for an interleaved boost PFC Apr. 16, 2013
Application notes Evaluating UCD3138 in Interleave PFC or Bridgeless PFC Configurations Mar. 18, 2013
User guides Using the UCD3138064EVM-166 Mar. 05, 2013
User guides Using the UCD3138OL40EVM-032 Jan. 04, 2013
Application notes Using FlashRunnerTM FR03TXI0 for Standalone Programming Aug. 30, 2012
User guides Using the UCD3138OL64EVM-031 Aug. 28, 2012
User guides Using the UCD3138CC64EVM-030 (Rev. A) Jul. 05, 2012
User guides Using the UCD3138PFCEVM-026 (Rev. B) Jun. 08, 2012
Application notes PFC THD Reduction and Efficiency Improvement by ZVS or Valley Switching Apr. 26, 2012
More literature Dual Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter With Wide-Range ZVS Jul. 26, 2011

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
UCD3138A LLC Evaluation Module
UCD3138ALLCEVM150
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Description

The UCD3138ALLCEVM150 is an evaluation module (EVM) board, functioning as an LLC resonant half-bridge dc-dc converter and digitally controlled by control card UCD3138ACCEVM149. This EVM is used to evaluate digital power control using UCD3138A in LLC resonant half-bridge dc-dc conversion (...)

Features
  • Digitally controlled LLC resonant half-bridge DC-DC power conversion DC line input from 350 to 400Vdc
  • Regulated output 12Vdc with output from no-load to full-load
  • Full-load power 340W, or full-load current 29A
  • Synchronous rectification
  • Constant Current/Constant Power control mode
  • Burst Mode (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description
The Texas Instruments UCD3138HSFBEVM-029 evaluation module (EVM) is a digitally controlled hard switching full bridge converter based on the UCD3138RHA programmable digital power controller. The EVM is a standalone Symmetrical Hard Switching Full-Bridge (HSFB) DC-DC power converter designed for (...)
Features
  • Digitally controlled and standalone hard switching full-bridge DC-DC power conversion
  • Voltage mode control
  • Secondary side control
  • DC input from 36 to 72Vdc
  • 12Vdc regulated output from no-load to full-load
  • Full-load power 360W, or full-load current 30A
  • High efficiency
  • Constant soft start time
  • Protection (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description
UCD3138OL40EVM-032 EVM offers an easy to use test platform for stand-alone evaluation of UCD3138 digital controller optimized for isolated power applications. Featuring a 40-pin socket and comprehensive set of test points, the EVM allows hardware and firmware engineers to manipulate signals on the (...)
Features
  • Test points for easy access to all pins of UCD3138 40-pin digital controller
  • Socket for easy removal/replacement of the device
  • All GPIO and ADC12 pins accessible (with on-board RC filters on each pin)
  • Capability to adapt EVM for various evaluation targets using jumpers
  • Hardware terminals: PMBus, JTAG (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description
UCD3138OL64CEVM-031 EVM offers an easy to use test platform for stand-alone evaluation of UCD3138 digital controller optimized for isolated power applications. Featuring a 64-pin socket and comprehensive set of test points, the EVM allows hardware and firmware engineers to manipulate signals on the (...)
Features
  • Test points for easy access to all pins of UCD3138 64-pin digital controller
  • Socket for easy removal/replacement of the device
  • All GPIO and ADC12 pins accessible (with on-board RC filters on each pin)
  • Capability to adapt EVM for various evaluation targets using jumpers
  • Hardware terminals: PMBus, JTAG (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

The Texas Instruments UCD3138PFCEVM-026 evaluation module (EVM) is a digitally controlled single phase PFC pre-regulator based on the UCD3138 programmable digital power controller. The EVM accepts universal ac line input from 90Vac to 264Vac, 47Hz to 63Hz. The nominal output voltage is 390VDC (...)

Features
  • Universal AC Line Input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC with AC Line Frequency 47 Hz to 63 Hz
  • Regulated Output 390 VDC with Output from No-Load to Full-Load
  • Full-Load Power 360 W, or full-Load Current 0.92 A
  • High Power Factor and extremely Low THD even at light load (below 5% in most operation conditions)
  • (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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299
Description
This EVM, UCD3138PSFBEVM-027 is to help evaluate the UCD3138 64-pin digital control IC in an off-line power converter application and then to aid in its design. The EVM is a standalone phase-shifted full-bridge DC-DC power converter. The EVM is used together with its control card (...)
Features
  • Digitally controlled phase-shifted full-bridge DC-DC power conversion
  • DC line input from 350 to 400Vdc
  • Regulated output 12Vdc with output from no-load to full-load
  • Full-load power 360W, or full-load current 30A
  • High efficiency
  • Constant soft start time
  • Protection: over voltage, over current, and brownout
  • (...)
DAUGHTER CARDS Download
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Description
The Texas Instruments UCD3138064EVM-166 evaluation module (EVM) functions as a control card for UCD3138064 digital controller for isolated power applications from Texas Instruments. The EVM can be used either as a stand-alone board to study the UCD3138064 device or as a control card for implementing (...)
Features
  • UCD3138064RGC digital controller PMBus Connector to interface with USB-to-GPIO Adapter, for communication with host PC
  • Includes On-board SPI and I2C accessible EEPROMs for additional memory storage
  • 40-pin Digital Signal Connector to Connect Digital Signals to Power Converters
  • 40-pin Analog Signal (...)
DAUGHTER CARDS Download
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Description

The Texas Instruments UCD3138CC64EVM-030 evaluation module (EVM) functions as a control card for UCD3138 digital controller for isolated power applications from Texas Instruments. The EVM can be used either as a stand-alone board to study the UCD3138 device or as a control card for implementing a (...)

Features
  • Features UCD3138RGC digital controller
  • PMBus Connector to interface with USB-to-GPIO Adapter, for communication with host PC
  • 40-pin Digital Signal Connector to Connect Digital Signals to Power Converters
  • 40-pin Analog Signal Connector to Connect Analog Signals to Power Converters
  • LED Indicator
  • Rich Test (...)
GUIS FOR EVALUATION MODULES (EVM) Download
Fusion Digital Power Production Tool
FUSION-PRODUCTION-GUI
Description
The Fusion Digital Power Production Tool (production GUI) is a graphical user interface used to download firmware, upgrade firmware, configure, calibrate and test.  This command-based interface allows the seamless integration of UCD flashing procedures in a production environment.

The production GUI (...)
Features
Some of the tasks the tool can perform include:
  • Download firmware in "ROM" mode
  • Upgrade firmware in "Program" mode
  • Program a device configuration
  • Write serial numbers
  • The tool supports multiple devices on a board, and includes built-in logging and reporting
  • Test the device (validate power conversion falls (...)
INTERFACE ADAPTERS Download
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Description

This EVM serves as an interface adapter or a bridge between a host PC (IBM™ compatible) and one or multiple slave devices via a standard type-A to mini-B USB cable. The communication between the USB interface adapter and the host PC is via USB, while the communication between the USB interface (...)

Features
  • Supports master mode I²C, SMBus or PMBus as well as GPIO.
  • Supports USB1.1 full speed at 12 Mbit/s. The USB interface adapter is recognized by the host as a generic human interface device (HID), so no proprietary USB or HID driver is needed. Therefore, the USB interface adapter can be treated as a (...)

Software development

APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
Fusion Digital Power Studio
FUSION-DIGITAL-POWER-STUDIO Fusion Digital PowerTM Studio incorporates software tools for Texas Instruments' UCD3138 Integrated Digital Controller family.   Fusion Digital Power helps power supply engineers to gain benefits of digital power without learning complex programming skills. Fusion Digital Power is an intuitive (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
Fusion Digital Power Manufacturing Tool
FUSION_MFR_GUI The Fusion Digital Power Manufacturing Tool (aka MFR GUI) is a Graphical User Interface used to download firmware, upgrade firmware, configure, calibrate and test .

The MFR GUI supports the same devices as Fusion Digital Power Designer software.  This tool is typically used in manufacturing (...)

Features

Some of the tasks the tool can perform include:

  • Download/Upgrade firmware
  • Program a device configuration
  • Calibrate a device (manually or instrumented via GPIB):
    • Input voltage (Vin)
    • Output voltage (Vout)
    • Output current (Iout)
    • Temperature
  • Test the device (validate power conversion falls within acceptable Vout (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
UCD3138 Application Development Firmware Kit
UCD3138_FW_SDK The UCD3138 firmware is a free software development kit for Texas Instruments’ UCD3138 integrated digital power controller family. It encompasses firmware development tools along with supporting collateral for the most popular power supply topologies for quicker evaluation and development of (...)
CODE EXAMPLES & DEMOS Download
UCD3138 Integrated Digital Controller Training Labs Firmware
UCD-TRAINING-LABS UCD3138 integrated digital power controller training labs provides quick start learning tool for getting acquainted with digital controller. UCD3138 integrated digital controller offers advanced Power Peripherals operating autonomous from the processor. Device includes advanced Protection features (...)
Features
  • Quick start learning tool
  • Offers advanced power peripherals operating autonomous from the processor
DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS100v2 JTAG Debug Probe (14-pin TI version)
TMDSEMU100V2U-14T — The Spectrum Digital XDS100v2 is the second generation of the XDS100 family of debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS100 family features the lowest cost of all the XDS family of debug probes while supporting the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1). Also, all XDS debug probes support (...)
Features

The XDS100v2 is the second generation of the XDS100 family of low cost JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver full featured JTAG connectivity at a low cost, the XDS100 is the family of choice for entry-level debugging of TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS110 JTAG Debug Probe
TMDSEMU110-U The Texas Instruments XDS110 is a new class of debug probe (emulator) for TI embedded processors. The XDS110 replaces the XDS100 family while supporting a wider variety of standards (IEEE1149.1, IEEE1149.7, SWD) in a single pod. Also, all XDS debug probes support Core and System Trace in all ARM and (...)
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Features

The XDS110 is the latest entry level debug probe (emulators) for TI embedded processors. Designed to be a complete solution that delivers JTAG and SWD connectivity at a low cost, the XDS110 is the debug probe of choice for entry-level debugging of TI microcontrollers, processors and SimpleLink (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS560v2 System Trace USB Debug Probe
TMDSEMU560V2STM-U The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

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Features

XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS560v2 System Trace USB & Ethernet Debug Probe
TMDSEMU560V2STM-UE The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

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Features
  • XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
Fusion Digital Power - API
FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_API The Fusion Digital Power Studio is built on top of a Microsoft.NET Application Programming Interface (Fusion-API) that handles I2C/SMBus communication and abstracts devices and commands. It provides high level interfaces to common tasks such as command read/write, full device configuration (...)
Features
  • API is the form of a number of Microsoft .NET assemblies with Framework 4.5
  • Support Window 32 bits and 64 bits operating system
  • Provide I2C/SMBus communication with SMBus devices through TI USB-To-GPIO adapter
  • Provide high level interfaces to common tasks such as read/write data, firmware download (...)
FIRMWARE Download
Non-isolated bi-directional converter with UCD3138 Integrated Digital Controllers
UCD3138FW-BIDI UCD3138 non isolated bi-directional switching converter quickly gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on a Wide Vin non isolated bi-directional topology by providing all-inclusive firmware with ZVS Transition mode support.
Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Transition mode supported as wells as Hard-switching.
  • ZVS Control at Low Line for light load efficiency
  • Phase sync and DPWM engine enables hardware based control.
  • Interleaved up to 4 phases in single chip
  • Phase shedding and adding for light (...)
FIRMWARE Download
Full Bridge / Phase Shift LLC Firmware
UCD3138FW-FBLLC UCD3138 Phase Shift  LLC quickly gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on a resonant LLC topology by providing firmware with ZVS operation and mode switching capability to achieve high efficiency across wider operating conditions.

The resonant LLC topology (...)

Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Dynamic mode switching between frequency to phase
  • Cycle by cycle current limit with duty cycle matching
  • Short-circuit constant current operation
  • Overcurrent/overload protection
  • Current sharing
  • Accurate and adaptable primary-to-secondary (...)
FIRMWARE Download
UCD3138 Hard Switch Full Bridge Firmware
UCD3138FW-HSFB UCD3138 Hard Switched Full Bridge (HSFB) topology firmware gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on high power Hard Switched Full Bridge topology by providing all-inclusive firmware with input voltage feed forward, copper trace current sensing, on the fly (...)
Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Excellent voltage regulation and line regulation
  • Input voltage feedforward
  • Output voltage soft start with pre-bias
  • Load current sharing
  • Copper trace current sensing with temperature compensation
  • Oversampling Function for Enhanced Transient (...)
FIRMWARE Download
UCD3138 Power Factor Correction Firmware
UCD3138FW-PFC UCD3138 Power Factor Correction (PFC) firmware gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on a PFC topology by providing all-inclusive firmware that can integrate easily with your housekeeping functionality.
Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Innovative ZVS/Valley Switching Algorithm to boost light load efficiency and reduce THD
  • Integrated cycle by cycle protection provides protection for over voltage, over current, brownout, power-on inrush current
  • Easily re-configurable to (...)
FIRMWARE Download
UCD3138 Phase Shift Full Bridge Firmware
UCD3138FW-PSFB UCD3138 Phase Shift Full Bridge quickly gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on high power PSFB topology by providing all-inclusive firmware with peak current mode control support, adaptive dead time optimization and programmable slope compensation.
Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Peak current mode control w/ internal slope compensation & programming blanking time
  • Excellent voltage regulation and line regulation
  • Non-linear control for enhanced transient response oversampling function for enhanced transient response
  • (...)
FIRMWARE Download
UCD3138 LLC Half Bridge Firmware
UCD3138FW_LLC UCD3138 Resonant LLC Programmer quickly gets a designer through evaluation to production in power supply designs based on a resonant LLC topology by providing  firmware with ZCS protection and mode switching capability to achieve high efficiency across wider operating conditions. The sunflower (...)
Features

This firmware comes with native support for following features:

  • Dynamic mode switching between frequencies to pulse width modulation
  • Cycle by cycle current limit with duty cycle matching
  • Short-circuit constant current operation
  • Overcurrent/overload protection
  • Current sharing
  • Optimized dead time using (...)
FIRMWARE Download
TIDCC64B.ZIP (10213 KB)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
CCSTUDIO

Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)

PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
FlashRunner™ FR03 In-System Programmer
Provided by SMH Technologies — FlashRunnerTM FR03 is a high-performance, standalone In-System Programmer for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunnerTM FR03, which is targeted at production environments, easily interfaces to a programming system or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and can work either in full (...)
Features
  • In-system programming support for UCD3138, UCD3020, UCD3028, UCD3040, and other TI products
  • Standalone operation with Start button (projects and code images stored on a memory card)
  • Controllable by any host system via RS-232, also can be integrated with ATE
  • Supports ISP (in-system programming (...)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODELS Download
SLUM586.ZIP (10 KB) - IBIS Model
SIMULATION TOOLS Download
PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
Features
  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
  • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
  • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
  • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
  • (...)

Reference designs

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4-Switch buck-boost bi-directional DC-DC converter reference design
PMP21529 This DC-DC power converter reference design demonstrates a novel approach for battery backup applications. During normal operation, the converter works as a battery charger with CC-CV-Topping charging algorithm compatible for lithium-ion batteries. When DC bus power is lost, the converter (...)
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1500-W AC switch bridgeless PFC reference design
PMP22220 — This reference design is an AC switch bridgeless power factor correction (PFC) that operates with continuous conduction mode (CCM). It takes universal AC-input voltage (90 VAC to 264 VAC), provides 390-V, 1000-W low-line output and 1500-W high-line output. This design uses the UCD3138 digital (...)
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99% Efficient 1kW GaN-based CCM Totem-pole Power Factor Correction (PFC) Converter Reference Design
PMP20873 — Continuous-Conduction-Mode (CCM) Totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) is a simple but efficient power converter.  To achieve 99% efficiency, there are many design details that need to be taken into account.  The PMP20873 reference design uses TI’s 600VGaN  power stage (...)
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Non-Isolated Bi-Directional Converter Reference Design for Battery Charging Applications
TIDA-00653 TIDA-00653 is a non-isolated 48 to 12-V bi-directional converter reference design for 48V battery applications enabled by the UCD3138 digital power controller. The design has the flexibility to work in either a ZVS transition-mode topology to optimize light-load efficiency, or a hard-switching (...)
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1kW Triple-Rail Isolated DC/DC Digital Power Supply for Telecom (-8V@.25A)
PMP4333 — This reference design demostrates full-function 1.2KW triple-rail digital power supply solution for telecom application. The input range is 36-60Vin and outputs are two 48V10A(Full bridge) and one 5.5V30A(active clamp). Synchrounous rectifiers are used in the design and the overall efficiency is up (...)
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360W Digital Controlled Phase Shift Full Bridge Converter Reference Design
TIDA-00412 DC-DC power converter with digital control using UCD3138CC64EVM-030 daughter-card. The daughter-card  with preloaded firmware providing the required control functions for a Phase Shift Full Bridge converter.  The TIDA-00412 (UCD3138PSFBEVM-027) accepts a DC input from 370 to 400 VDC, and (...)
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360W Phase Shift Full Bridge Resonant LLC with High Side Low Side Driver Reference Design
TIDA-00381 The power supply employs Full Bridge Resonant LLC with phase shift operating at ramp up, light load, low output voltage. This operating mode can replace PWM operating mode in LLC, which can improve efficiency signficantly in light load.
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600W Half Brick DC/DC Converter with Digital Control for Telecom Applications Reference Design
PMP4320A The PMP4320A reference design is a single output DC-DC converter with standard half-brick dimensions and full digital control configuration based on the UCD3138.  It is capable of delivering 50A output current with an output voltage of 12V.  The converter provides high efficiency and good (...)
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1/8 Brick Isolated DC/DC Telecom Power Module Digital Control Reference Design
PMP8877 PMP8877 is a full-function 1/8th brick isolated DC/DC telecom power module based on the UCD3138 digital power controller. The reference design features secondary side control and hard switching full bridge power topology to deliver 12V/180W of output power operating across a wide range 36V-72V input (...)
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