Analog Devices announces its fully integrated power conversion platform for next-generation solar power, energy storage, and electric vehicle infrastructure applications. The platform, which includes processing, gate driving, and sensing components are touted to enable new faster-switching architectures and accommodate increasing safety regulations.
Additionally, by integrating ADI’s established iCoupler digital isolation technology with the new, breakthrough mixed-signal processor design (ADSP-CM41x), the platform is cited to simplify system design for power inverter manufacturers while also improving system safety and reliability, and helping drive down the cost of renewable energy.
The company’s recently announced ADSP-CM41x processor series features a revolutionary new design that integrates dual-core safety redundancy into a single chip making it an integral part of the power conversion platform and claimed to be the first and only processor of its kind to be awarded a Certificate of Safety Attestation, VDE-AR-N4105, from TUV-SUD. This provides designers with added confidence in their own certification process and a pathway to faster, more cost-efficient system development.
Also included in the platform are the AD740x sigma-delta-based A/D converter, which replaces larger, more expensive sensor modules to reduce system cost and improve isolated current measurement, and the ADuM413x series of isolated gate drivers, featuring iCoupler digital isolation technology.
Ushering developers in evaluating and designing with the platform, the company has laso announced the release of a new evaluation kit, the ADZS-CM419F-EZLITE. The kit is available now for $410.00.