August 11, 2014 - by EPT Magazine
Design tool delivers Arduino controller option
EXAR PowerArchitect 5.1 intuitive, powerful programmable power design tool provides support for firm’s development boards and the XRP7720 and XRP7725 programmable power ICs. Product supports the XRP9710 and XRP9711 Power Modules and adds time saving features to simplify and accelerate power system programming. Product adds support to communicate with firm’s evaluation boards through an Arduino board. Instructions for turning the Arduino into a standalone programmer provide engineers new capabilities for prototyping, but the code quickly migrates to bed-of-nails full production test equipment.