Title

Using the Arduino Uno to Teach Digital Control of Power Electronics

Abstract

There has been tremendous growth in digital control of power converters, and yet many power electronics students have limited experience with embedded systems. The Arduino Uno is an excellent learning platform for embedded programming, but has limited capabilities using the standard libraries. This work explores the use of the Arduino Uno for power electronics applications. With some extra libraries or with direct access to a few registers, the Arduino Uno can support switching frequencies around 100 kHz, suitable for an educational environment. Implementation of key features, such as PWM and analog-to-digital converters, is discussed, along with an example experiment.

Meeting Name

16th IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2015: Jul. 12-15, Vancouver, Canada)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy

Comments

This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under award ECCS-0900940, and by the US Department of Energy Sunshot program under award DE0006341, the MARMET Center.

Keywords and Phrases

Analog To Digital Conversion; Digital Control Systems; Embedded Systems; Libraries; Power Converters; Power Electronics; Analog To Digital Converters; Digital Control; Educational Environment; Embedded Programming; Key Feature; Learning Platform; Standard Libraries; Power Control

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781467368476

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1093-5142

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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