TI’s PMLK Pro helps introduce students to low power, non-isolated DC/DC power supplies. The lab kit was developed in partnership with Professor Nicola Femia, a world renowned power expert on the faculty at the University of Salerno in Italy. It is comprised of 24 hands-on exercises based on four key topologies using the kit’s five hardware boards. The experiments cover a variety of possible tests and measurements which can be performed with the boards. The boards have been designed to allow the investigation of the influence of physical parameters and operation conditions of a power supply on its own performances.
Students will learn the theory behind switching power supplies and linear regulators and delve into issues such as: • Modes of Operation • Efficiency • Accuracy • Power Magnetics • Control • Transient Response
The PMLK PRO lab manual, written by Professor Nicola Femia, is comprised of 24 power lab experiments covering key power topologies. Each chapter has 6 experiments that walk through case studies demonstrating different aspects of power supply design tradeoffs:
About the author Professor Nicola Femia is a world renowned power expert on the faculty at the University of Salerno in Italy, where he teaches Power Electronics and Energetic Intelligence in the Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering Master Degree Programs. He leads the Power Electronics and Renewable Sources laboratory.
Students can optimize and simulate their PMLK PRO power design online using WEBENCH® Power Designer and simulation tools.
A power kit to last your entire career
The boards have been designed to allow you to recreate both desirable and undesirable operating conditions, so you would learn what works and what doesn't. You can change power inductors, input and output capacitors, current sensing resistors, slope compensation resistors, output voltage setup, switching frequency and more.
Built for longevity
Components used for these boards were chosen to withstand thousands of hours of work, so many generations of students and employees can use a single set of boards.
From learning to earning
Even after you use PMLK PRO to master the fundamentals of Power Management, the boards will continue to pay off. Every time you design a power supply system you can use PMLK PRO as an invaluable reference, especially when supplemented with the documentation and schematics from the accompanying manual.