New DC-DC converter: Phase shifted full bridge
New PI compensator
Custom defined sensor for predefined topologies
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With the new enhanced Equation Editor you can now define your own compensator transfer function, so any converter with any control is possible in SmartCtrl. Analog or Digital? Just select the checkbox to define which solution you need.
Analog predefined compensators
Type I, II & III
PI & PID
Digital predefined compensators
PI & PID (With ADC and SPWM Effects)
User defined compensators:
with automatic parameter identification, applying all the SmartCtrl compensator tuning algorithms to the user design in S or Z domain
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This built-in function supports the definition of customized plants and sensors transfer functions. Multiple transfer functions can be plotted at the same time to compare the results. Sensitivity analysis can be performed for any of the parameter of custom model.
-Digital effects (DEFs) such as sampling frequency, DPWM delays, and rounding effects due to the limited bits number of ADC and compensator coefficients are considered.
-New Bode plots considering DEFs are shown.
-Sensitivity analysis of DEFs can be performed.
-The designed digital compensator can be exported to PSIM in z-domain format. Digital control design in SmartCtrl; regulator is calculated directly in digital domain (z-domain)
System on Chip Module
Starting from a specifications of the Output Voltage, Input Voltage, Output Power, Ripple… Design and optimize the control in SmartCtrl and load automatically the parameters in the Zynq FPGA.
All Programmable SoC
-Complex algorithms, communications and variable logging
-Cots boards are preferred by industry. They can select the one that fits its particular performance and cost
-Code templates and IP Cores can easily adapted from one platform to others. Maximum reuse
-VHDL knowledge is not indispensable to use Zynq devices
-Direct C/C++ with HLS (High Level Synthesis) generates efficiently VHDL IP cores
-Powerful tools: Vivado IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for IP integration, SDK , System generator (VHDL generation from Matlab)
-Advanced IP Cores generation is an interesting opportunity for universities and small high tech companies
PSC SoC Boards Main Features
-Compensators (PI, PID, PI resonant, etc. Feedforward compensations, PWM modulators, PLL , protections and programmable limiters, mathematical transformations, etc.)
-Real-time logging of external and internal variables
-Control of Power Electronics via Wi-Fi or Ethernet
-Full customizable / parameterizable code templates and IP cores
-Any development board can be used. Not specific board is required
-Compensator design in SmartCtrl taking into account all the digital effects.
-SmartCtrl Console to send and change the SoC Control
-A complete reference design is provided. This totally functional code is not closed but it can be adapted to specific requirements
-“On line” courses and custom trainings are offered
-Final solutions almost in phase of manufacturing
-Hardware Boards of power converters for testing the implemented controls
-Flyback DC-DC converter
-3-ph inverter plus 3-ph rectifier
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New Input Impedance Calculation
-Check the system level stability with the new Zo Zi built in function.
-For every DC DC converter and control type, the input impedance Zi ) and the output impedance (Zo) are shown as additional Bode Plots.
-Use the interactive SmartCtrl ´ s Solution Map to shape Zo and Zi in order to assure the system level stability.
-These analysis is very interesting for telecom dc distributed systems, power distribution in satellites, etc.
Automatic design of the power stage and the analog controller
-Power stage optimization
-Best MOSFET and diode selection from vendors database
-Automatic Snubber design
-Complete power losses calculation s conduction and switching losses. SiC MOSFET and diodes are also considered
-Analog controller optimization
Complete transformer and inductor design
New complete vendor database
-The more important manufacturers database are now included in SmartCtrl to optimize the power stage
-MOSFET, Diodes, Core materials, Core Shapes, Conductors (AWG, Litz wires, etc.), Capacitors
-These database can be easily exported / imported and changed by user
New equations editor
-This built in function supports the definition of customized plants and sensors transfer functions.
-Multiple transfer functions can be plotted at the same time to compare the results.
-Sensitivity analysis can be performed for any of the parameter of custom model.
For more details, please CLICK HERE
New link SMC – PSIM
Now, the power stage, the sensors and initial conditions of inductors and capacitor can be automatically exported to a PSIM schematic. Therefore, the simulation of the complete circuit designed in SmartCtrl can be performed in PSIM without the user having to draw any schematic: Straightforward from SmartCtrl design to Simview.
New transfer functions (Audiosuceptibility and output impedance)
For every DC-DC converter and control type, the transfer functions (TF), output voltage to input voltage (Audiosusceptibility) and output voltage to output current (output impedance) are now shown as additional Bode Plots. These TF are very interesting for system converters. E.g. power distribution in satellites, etc.
Enhanced PFC design tool
An improved version of the PFC design tool (Power Factor Correction – Boost Converter) has been incorporated to SmartCtrl 2.0. A more practical design of UC3854A controller has been included as well as some other practical information, as the actual values of output voltage when a single pole regulator is used as outer loop compensator.
s-domain transfer function for the plant
In SmartCtrl 1.1 the plant can be introduced by the user by means of the predefined topologies or importing the transfer function data by means a text file. Two additional ways are now included in SmartCtrl 2.0.
New plant wizard
An equations editor, using a text interpreter (similar to that used in the Simview) will allow users to generate their own models. Now, users will be able to introduce their own formulas and numerical values to generate, save and load their model in text files. Therefore the user can generate its own models library. This is a powerful tool that provides SmartCtrl with total versatility to introduce the power stage transfer functions.
New design space for PI controllers
Simple PI controllers are widely used, and many designers use to directly change the gain (K) or the time constant (T) looking for the best dynamic performance of the control loop. A new real-time updated plot that represents a design space in terms of K and T is provided in SmartCtrl 2.0.
New global export function
The numerical data of every transfer functions (plant, open loop gain, closed loop gain, etc.) and transient plots can be exported to PSIM, Mathcad, Matlab, Excel, etc. via a txt file.
Digital control design tool (SmartCtrl Pro)
A new digital control module is included in the new Pro version. Key features are the following:
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