The B-Board PRO is an advanced controller designed
for series-manufactured products.
The B-Board PRO is the core of the B-Box RCP rapid control
prototyping platform, which can also be used a standalone
unit, directly within series-manufactured products.
Thanks to the exact equivalence between B-Box RCP and
B-Board PRO, users can benefit from the increased flexibil-
ity of the prototyping controller for research, while using a
smaller and more cost-effective variant during production.
In practice, code that has been developed on B-Box can be
ported instantly on B-Board, hence offering a total transpar-
ency between both platforms. This approach significantly
reduces the time needed for engineers to make the tran-
sition between the laboratory and the field, eventually re-
ducing the time to market.
The B-Board PRO is best used within demanding power
electronic systems that require intensive R&D, as well a short
development cycles. Its attractive computing performance
and large flexibility also make it the perfect fit for systems
that feature complex control algorithms.
Finally, its excellent PWM resolution makes it ideally suited
for use with wide band gap devices such as SiC or GaN.
KEY FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The B-Board PRO has been designed from the start with
synchronous sampling applications in mind. Indeed, it of-
fers a large configurability of timings and guarantees a very
strict management of all phase shifts, from analog inputs
to PWM outputs, including in networked configurations.
Excellent computational performance are also delivered,
thanks to a dual-core ARM processor and Kintex-grade
FPGA, supporting closed-loop control applications up to
hundreds of kHz !
Networked configurations of up to 64 controllers and hun-
dreds of I/Os are supported by RealSync, a proprietary tech-
nology that guarantees sub-μs communication latency and
ns-scale synchronization accuracy. The main system spec-
ifications are :
» Dual-core 1 GHz ARM processor
» Kintex-grade FPGA (user programmable)
» Advanced pulse-width modulators (PWM)
» 4 ns PWM resolution
» 140 user I/Os per unit
» 86 x 124 x 22 mm form factor
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