SmartCtrl gets your ideas to market quicker with it’s rapid power electronics design capabilities. It seamlessly integrates with PSIM allowing you to expand the possibilities of your power electronics design.
With a user friendly interface, simple workflow, easy-to-understand display of control loop stability, SmartCtrl is an indispensable tool in your design and simulation arsenal.
SmartCtrl enables you to design the control for your power converters, including digital and analog. Fast design of controllers for various power converters including digital control design options.
- Design digital controllers in the analog s-domain
- Check the control loop stability
- Define digital delay
- This all achieved with the digital delay being taken into account.
25-page presentation on the full features and capabilities of SmartCtrl
Features & Benefits
SmartCtrl 4.2 has just been released. Here are some highlights of the new version:
- New Converter DC-DC: Phase Shifted Full Bridge with Voltage Mode Control and Resistive load is now available.
- Customer defined sensor: Now you the can combine predefined topologies with your specific sensor transfer function. You could define, e.g., the transfer function of a specific implementation of the couple TL 431- optocoupler voltage sensing or any specific Hall sensor. In former versions to define the sensor with equations also the compensator and the plant should be defined in the equation editor.
- New PI compensator: SmartCtrl originally includes a PI analog compensator to allow the user to get the values for its physical implementation. Now we have included the classical PI compensator. The transient response plot functionality has been revised and updated.
Looking for more details? Read about the details in the What’s New in SmartCtrl 4.2 PDF.
Also visit the developer’s website directly. https://powersmartcontrol.com/
Easy and accurate calculation
Calculate the z-domain coefficients of digital compensators so they can be implemented by digital devices, e.g., FPGAs or DSPs. Digital regulators are obtained following the discretization of their corresponding analog compensators, which are calculated using the analog approach of SmartCtrl.
Digital Control Factors
Three factors are taken into account on digital control calculations:
- Sampling frequency of the regulator.
- Number of bits to represent the resolution in fixed point the coefficients of the obtained compensators. Overall time delay in the control loop.
It is a good practice to compare the discretized compensator with the original analog one.
The 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.
Buck Converter Example
In the buck converter example below, the analog controller is designed first. Then the controller is redesigned with the digital control delay taken into account. The difference with and without the digital control delay can be clearly seen in the phase Bode plot of the loop transfer function. The analog controller is then discretized for digital implementation.
See what you can achieve with the SmartCtrl software. Find more inspiration here.
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