ELECTRIC VEHICLES, MOTION CONTROL & MORE AT PCIM 2018Join Analog Devices at our booth (Hall 6, stand 446) June 5-7 to learn how our engineers are creating power solutions for everything from motion control and electric vehicles to simulation of power-control algorithms.ELECTRIC VEHICLES, MOTION CONTROL & MORE AT PCIM 2018
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A highlight of the ADI stand will be the first public presentation of the brand-new ADuM5020, a low-emission, 500mW, isolated DC/DC converter/digital isolator. This demonstration will show how the new device can facilitate easy and economical design of isolated power converters, readily achieving radiated emissions that are well within the limits set in the CISPR 22 standard, when constructed on a simple 2-layer PCB. A test set-up of shielded enclosure, spectrum analyzer and PC monitor will allow visitors to explore the performance of the example circuit under changing conditions.
Builders of high-power systems such as electric vehicles (EVs), motor drives and welders are considering the potential benefits of employing silicon carbide power devices. Engineers can view a first-to-market evaluation board that will drive half-bridge SiC modules at 1200V and 50A, at switching frequencies up to 200 kHz. Visitors will be able to see how the board can serve as a key building block in more complex configurations, and how it can save design teams time and cost in creating innovative power conversion and energy storage products.
The Analog Devices stand will feature a high-power converter and charger configuration for Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The 1000V to 0V reference design employs silicon carbide power switches, is fully bi-directional – supporting power flows in both charging and power delivery – and features a number of ADI parts in control and power-device-driving functions. An implementation of the design by partner Stercom will show visitors a practical route to early deployment of high-power SiC-based converters.
Analog Devices is an early pioneer of battery management solutions implementing active and passive cell-to-cell balancing and charge/discharge control, enabling the maximum performance to be extracted from a battery pack. Visitors to the ADI stand at PCIM 2018 will see the latest generation of battery management devices, with demonstrations illustrating maximizing capacity at the same time as implementing safety features such as real-time diagnostics and fault management. A practical demonstrator built by ADI partner Stercom will show the management technology applied to a kW-scale energy storage system.
Virtual prototyping – exploring the characteristics of an early-stage design in simulation – can save development effort, time and expense. Employing a processor-in-the-loop simulation technique, and using a powerful digital signal processor (DSP) chip, ADI has built a simulation environment with MATLAB/Simulink software. Designers visiting the ADI stand will see simulations of power stages using an evaluation card that hosts the DSP chip. Alternate power-stage configurations, topologies and control algorithms can be explored without the need to build a new prototype for each variant.