Research & Development
Research And Development
The pillar of strength of True Power is R&D. Our R&D team comprises of more than 15 & highly experienced professionals & experts in the field of Power Electronics. True Power thrust is on technology and the company spends more than 20% of their profits in the R&D. True Power R&D strength is reinforced by extensive infrastructure that includes latest technologies and equipments like Power analyzers, Digital oscilloscopes, Curve tracers, Frequency generators, Spectrum analyzers, Micro-controller development and application program kits, emulators and simulators for micro-controllers & DSP's, Waveform generators, Temperature trackers, Environmental testing units, Vibration testing units, Programmable DC power supplies, Programmable AC voltage generators etc.
These infrastructure facilities for R&D enable True Power to come at par with the global standards. The vision of the R&D team is to design rugged, reliable, cost effective, user friendly, feature full products and offers value for money to the end user. The R&D team is in continuous touch with the IIT's & highly renowned professors to get them updated for the upcoming new technologies around the globe. In the process of continuous up gradation and getting aware to the new technologies across the globe R&D team visits electronic industry leading countries like China, Taiwan, Germany, UK, USA on regular basis.
ATOM TECHNOLOGY is the latest innovation in the power electronic industry by TRUE POWER. The True Power digital square wave Z series HOME UPS is designed using high-end microcontrollers/DSP’s, which leads to the reduction in size as well as component of HOME UPS without compromising the reliability and rigidity of the system known as ATOM TECHNOLOGY. The obsolete bulky design HOME UPS take more space having more number of components leads to the failure of the system (as more the number of components more it is prone to failure) .Therefore ATOM TECHNOLOGY is far better than the bulky HOME UPS technology used in almost all HOME UPS available.
By using high end microcontroller and DSP with a very efficient design True Power is able to reduce the size of the product which also solves the problem of the space without compromising the reliability.
High-End Micro Controller/Dsp Based Design
HIGH END Micro controller based (DSP/ Micro controller) True Power digital HOME UPS (Z SERIES) are designed using the finest state-of-the-art technique for high reliability, high safety, better performance & good control using minimum number of components. brief description of microcontroller & dsp are given below: -
A microcontroller (or MCU) is a computer-on-a-chip used to control electronic devices. It is a type of microprocessor emphasizing self-sufficiency and cost-effectiveness, in contrast to a general-purpose microprocessor (the kind used in a PC). A typical micro controller contains all the memory and interfaces needed for a simple application, whereas a general purpose microprocessor requires additional chips to provide these functions.
A micro controller is a single integrated circuit with the following key features: central processing unit - usually small and simple input/output interfaces such as serial ports peripherals such as timers and watchdog circuits RAM for data storage ROM for program storage clock generator - often an oscillator for a quartz timing crystal, resonator or RC circuit This integration drastically reduces the number of chips and the amount of wiring and PCB space that would be needed to produce equivalent systems using separate chips. Microcontrollers are inside many kinds of electronic equipment (see embedded system). They are the vast majority of all processor chips sold. Over 50% are "simple" controllers, and another 20% are more specialized digital signal processors (DSPs). A typical home in a developed country is likely to have only one or two general-purpose microprocessors but somewhere between one and two dozen microcontrollers. They can be found in almost any electrical device, washing machines, microwave ovens, telephones etc.
Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
Digital signal processing (DSP) has become the foundation of the Digital Revolution. You'll find digital signal processors (DSP’s) at the heart of cell phones, audio and video players, digital cameras, telephony infrastructure, motor control systems, and even biometric security equipment.
Each of these applications works with a signal or stream of data. Several decades ago, developers discovered that processing these signals in the digital domain offered significant advantages over working with analog signals:
Digital signals can be sent over longer distances than analog signals without data loss
Filtering and cleaning up analog signals requires closely-matched and expensive components where digital filtering is implemented in flexible code
Working with signals in the digital domain simplifies enhanced signal processing, including effects, adjusting resolution or bit rate, and moving between formats to increase device interoperability
Perfect copies of digital signals, such as audio or video content, are possible, making every copy as good as the master, compared to analog copies which degrade with each generation of copy
Improving signal quality or channel density is a matter of increasing the performance of the DSP
DSPs are programmable, enabling developers to continually improve quality without redesigning hardware
In the earlier days of processor technology, performance was measured by the number of instructions a processor could perform in a second. When processors were based on primarily the same technology, this was a useful and fairly accurate way to compare the performance between different processors.
Today's processors, however, are very different from their ancestors. Older processors took several cycles to execute even simple operations like addition or storing data in memory. Performance was measured in thousands of instructions per second.
Modern processors achieve high performance through enabling technologies such as parallel processing, deep pipelines, specialized internal compute engines, and integrated peripherals. Performance of these processors is often measured in millions or billions of operations per second.
Developing digital signal processing applications, depending upon their system care about.
Designing their own chip is a route that few developers take on lightly. While ASICs give the best performance for specific applications, they are limited in their flexibility. If any design parameters change, the entire ASIC must be re spun, a process that consumes months and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in NRE (non-reoccurring engineering) costs. Given the complexity of designing with ASICs, the lack of adaptability to changing markets, and slow time-to-market, ASICs are most often a less than ideal choice.
Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices provide performance close to ASICs without the delays and costs associated with re spinning an ASIC. FPGAs, however, are as complex to design with as ASICs, and even small changes can result in the need to completely re layout a design. FPGA devices also come with a price premium that makes them unviable in high volume applications. In certain applications, FPGA can be used to complement the DSP.
Application-specific standard products (ASSP) are ASICs that can serve a wide market. Such devices include dedicated processing engines such as MPEG-2 decoders or communications links such as USB. While these devices are low in cost because of the high market volume they typically experience, they still lack flexibility. For example, an MPEG-2 ASSP will only support a limited range of display resolutions; to introduce a new resolution requires a new ASSP and accompanying hardware redesign.
General purpose processors (GPP) offer programmability and therefore flexibility. However, many non-signal processing applications such as email, database management, and word processing don't require extensive use of multiplication. In order to keep silicon costs down for these applications, GPPs typically offer a moderately efficient multiplication instruction that takes several cycles to complete. In addition, adding the result of each multiplication requires another instruction. As result, this makes them less than ideal for signal processing applications.
The DSP Advantage --
Without getting too technical, a majority of signal processing functions multiplies two series of numbers and sums the results: result = x1 * c1 + x2 * c2 + x3 * c3 …xn * cn
DSPs are optimized for signal processing applications compared to general purpose processors (GPP). DSPs offer many architectural features that actually reduce the number of instructions necessary for efficient signal processing. In other words, comparing performance is much more than counting instructions. What you really want to measure is how much work is actually done.
Going beyond Analog with DSP --
The advantages of going digital are clear: high-quality digital audio and video have replaced analog audio and video. However, digital signal processing has penetrated beyond multimedia and voice processing applications. DSPs, for example, have increased the efficiency of motor and power control systems while simplifying design, extending functionality, and reducing cost.
By bringing signal processing on board a processor, DSPs also enable completely new applications. Consider security cameras that can identify and track objects, efficient power supplies that provide power within 0.5% tolerances, biometric systems that increase confidence of user recognition to levels required for high-security military applications, pro audio mixers that can process high quality 192Kbps audio in real-time, and videophones that can encode and decode multiple audio and video streams. These are just a few of the innovations made possible by DSP technology.
True Power products works on highly sophisticated DSP technology i.e. design specially for power processing application used by True Power in India for the first time. We are using number of DSP's for example Texas (USA), ADI (USA), Motorola (USA) & Dspic's from Microchip (USA). With high processing speed of powerful DSP's best possible, most reliable & unmatched solutions are provided by True Power.