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Programmable logic control of power electronics—where to start? What dev boards to use?

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A great new blog post on the ELMG Web site discusses three entry-level dev boards you can use to learn about controlling power electronics with FPGAs. (This post follows a Part 1 post that discusses the software you can use—namely Xilinx Vivado HLS and SDSoC—to develop power-control FPGA designs.)

 

And what are those three boards? They should be familiar to any Xcell Daily reader:

 

 

The $99 Digilent ARTY dev board (Artix-7 FPGA)

 

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The Avnet ZedBoard (Zynq Z-7000 SoC)

 

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The Avnet MicroZed SOM (Zynq Z-7000 SoC)

 

 

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Who is ELMG? They’ve spent the last 25 years developing digitally controlled power converters in motor drives, industrial switch mode power supplies, reactive power compensation, medium voltage system, power quality systems, motor starters, appliances and telecom switch-mode power supplies.

 

 

For more information about the ARTY board, see: ARTY—the $99 Artix-7 FPGA Dev Board/Eval Kit with Arduino I/O and $3K worth of Vivado software. Wait, What????

 

 

For more information about the MicroZed and the ZedBoard, see the 150+ blog posts in Adam Taylor’s MicroZed Chronicles.