The systems and machines of our world depend on power electronics for the ability to run efficiently and sustainably. Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics for the control and conversion of electric power. It applies to both the systems and products involved in converting and controlling the flow of electrical energy, allowing the electricity needed for everyday products to be delivered with maximum efficiency in the smallest and lightest package.
PCTI is pioneering the use of DSP (digital signal processing) in all of our products and is proudly introducing our sixth generation of using DSP control. This new generation uses the Texas Instruments TMS320F28M36, which combines C2000 floating point DSP and Cortex M3 ARM into one single chip.
The summer came to an end with the Union declaring victory over the Confederacy. Over the past 148 years, military technology has evolved in a way that Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee likely couldn’t have imagined. It’s certain that even the most visionary veterans of the Civil War couldn’t have imagined the sophistication of fighter aircraft and helicopters that exist today. Power Conversion Technologies’ first orders were aircraft ground support DC power supplies.