What is a digitally controlled power supply?
Modern day power converters use microcontrollers and chips to implement the control system for the power supply. Key advantages include improved efficiency and performance over the entire operating range, as the control system actively compensate for changes in input and load conditions.
Another advantage of using ICs to execute the control algorithms is that communication protocols such as PMBus can be used to monitor and even modify the power converter functions. This can also be done remotely, should the application allow for it.
The power supply range below includes communication protocols that your system can interface with for the detection of faults, voltage output adjustment/monitoring, temperature monitoring, fan speed adjustment, turning the system on/off and these can all be done remotely with the correct setup.
Industries that have benefited from this technology include industrial automation, medical, test and measurement, smart farming, electric vehicles, and lighting infrastructure to name a few.
For a more detailed explanation, head to our article on “How Digital Controlled Power Supplies can improve the bottom line for your business”