Using the Arduino Uno to Teach Digital Control of Power Electronics
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.
L. K. Muller et al., "Using the Arduino Uno to Teach Digital Control of Power Electronics," Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2015, Vancouver, Canada), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jul 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPEL.2015.7236487
16th IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2015: Jul. 12-15, Vancouver, Canada)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy
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
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01 Jul 2015