The B-Box RCP
and B-Board PRO
digital controllers are based on the powerful Zynq family from Xilinx. They embed two 1GHz ARM processors (DSPs), as well as a Kintex-grade FPGA section. In most cases, power electronic engineers only develop control algorithms for the main processing core (DSP), while the FPGA section is automatically loaded with pre-configured peripherals
That said, the FPGA section is always freely editable, so that challenging applications can leverage the power of unused FPGA resources for specific power converter control tasks. To this end, relying on all the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite tools and IPs, working with imperix programmable controllers is as simple as programming any other Xilinx FPGA. Furthermore, communication with the DSP cores is facilitated, thanks to pre-written interfaces (both DSP and FPGA sides) and users can rely on several application examples and templates.