Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], launched its universal PMBus[tm] GUI at APEC 2009, the nation’s premier event for power electronics professionals. The software package provides power engineers with a simple – yet functionally powerful – user interface that delivers world-class control flexibility over their digitally controlled power conversion products.
The GUI – which is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 and Vista operating systems – communicates with PMBus[tm] enabled products via a USB to I2C adapter for easy adaptability across all AC-DC and DC-DC platforms using the protocol.
The product features a highly intuitive user interface and rich set of features capable of performing a range of functions – from simple monitoring applications to complex and intricate test sequences. The software also features real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring tools to provide at-a-glance performance information that is automatically logged by the software and can be easily exported.
In addition to its monitoring capabilities, designers can use Emerson’s universal PMBus GUI to configure and reconfigure voltages, thermal conditions, current limits and inhibit/enable settings for individual power supplies in real-time and save configuration specs for mass application. Users can also use the software’s built-in auto-detect mechanism to automatically detect and load PSU specific configuration files, enabling unmatched “plug and play” functionality. The software also gives engineers the unique ability to create custom configuration files to fine-tune and optimize a variety of parameters to ensure the highest levels of performance and efficiency.
Emerson’s universal PMBus[tm] GUI is available now in a Beta distribution by contacting techsupport.embeddedpower (at) emerson.com. Upon commercial release, the software will be available bundled with all digitally controlled Emerson Network Power PMbus PSUs. For more information, visit www.PowerConversion.com/PMBusGUI.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.