Digital Compensator Design Tool Introduction

The Digital Compensator Design Tool (DCDT) is a stand-alone MPLAB® X IDE plugin. It aids power supply engineers in the design of digital controllers, specifically those used for Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) applications.


The DCDT Graphical User Interface (GUI) requests all the pertinent information required to model the system. Once all the parameters are entered into the DCDT GUI, you can use the built-in tools such as Bode plot, Nyquist, Step Response, and Root Locus to evaluate the performance of the compensator and determine if it meets the desired targets prior to hardware implementation.

The DCDT tool was designed specifically for power supply applications and supports Voltage Mode Control (Single-Loop System), Peak-Current Mode systems, and Dual-Loop systems. You can make the selection based on your hardware topology requirements.

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