Piccolo-based Solar Explorer Development Kit

Part Number: TMDSSOLARPEXPKIT
Manufacturer: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Product Title: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - TMDSSOLARPEXPKIT - Silicon Manufacturer:Texas Instruments

Price: $382.5 from Newark. No current stock


Short Description: The Piccolo F28035 based solar explorer kit is intended to give designers the opportunity to evaluate different power stages used in solar applications in a safe, low voltage environment. This kit also offers designers of single panel off-grid applic ...
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TMDSSOLARPEXPKIT piccolo-based solar explorer development kit
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TMDSSOLARPEXPKIT piccolo-based solar explorer development kit
  • 20VDC/ 50W Non Isolated Design
  • Built-in panel emulator
  • Single switch DC/DC Boost for Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • DC/DC SEPIC for MPPT and Battery Charging
  • 36VDC Intermediary bus
  • 24VAC Output Inverter stage
  • Isolated USB JTAG built-in

The Piccolo F28035 based solar explorer kit is intended to give designers the opportunity to evaluate different power stages used in solar applications in a safe, low voltage environment. This kit also offers designers of single panel off-grid applications such as lighting or motor control systems a robust development platform to start from by utilizing the 36VDC intermediate bus.

All of the primary application power stages are controlled with a single C2000 MCU, including a single switch boost stage for maximum power point tracking, a SEPIC battery charging stage, and a grid-tie-capable DC/AC inverter stage capable of outputting 24VAC. Integrated USB JTAG emulation eliminates the need for external JTAG development hardware. A built in panel emulation circuit also allows designers to evaluate different shading situations without the need for expensive external hardware. A quickstart graphical user interface is included, as well as fully documented, open source hardware and software libraries.

Piccolo™ C28x™ low-cost, high integration 32-bit microcontrollers feature architectural advancements and enhanced peripherals to bring the benefits of 32-bit real-time control to applications typically unable to justify the associated cost. Whether you need fixed-point 40-60 MHz performance with the F2802x series, additional flash memory and CLA for high-efficiency control loops of the F2803x series, or the floating-point, double memory, and new Viterbi complex math unit (VCU) of the F2806x series there is a Piccolo MCU fit for your needs.

Key Applications: Solar Power Inverters, LED Lighting, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Appliances, Digital Power, Motor Drive and Control, Renewable Energy, Power Line Communications.

  • Solar Explorer base board
  • F28035 ControlCARD
  • USB Cables
  • Quick start guide and graphical user interface