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Buck/Boost Converter PICtail Plus Daughter Board

The Buck/Boost Converter PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board, see figure below, will be used throughout the entire class. It is a plug-in board either for the Explorer 16 or the 28 pin Starter Demo board. The Buck/Boost board offers the following features:

  • Digital control-loop performance of power conversion
  • Dynamic load performance
  • Multi-phase buck and synchronous buck converter
  • Parallel operation of two buck converters
  • Multiple output control with single dsPIC33F GS SMPS device
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