Digital Compensator Design Tool: Getting Started

Digital Compensator Design Tool Installation

The following steps describe how to install the Digital Compensator Design Tool (DCDT) Plugin.

  1. If MPLAB® X IDE is already installed, go to Step 2. If not, download MPLAB X IDE here.
  2. Tools | Plugins, click Available Plugins tab, Select Digital Compensator Design Tool Plugin, click Install.
  3. Accept the DCDT Plugin license agreements. Click Install.

After installation has completed, click Finish to restart MPLAB X IDE.


Launch Digital Compensator Design Tool

Tools | Embedded | Digital Compensator Design Tool


DCDT Chooser window appears. You can either open an existing project or create a new one.


Create New Project

Tools | Embedded | Digital Compensator Design Tool. Click Create a new project and the Digital Compensator Design Tool project window appears. You can create a Single-Loop System, Peak Current Mode, import an existing project, or open an example project.


When creating a new project, the name and folder path need to be specified as the DCDT Graphical User Interface (GUI) uses this folder as the active project path and all the generated GUI files are saved in this location. It is not possible to create two projects using the same folder path (Project Location); you must create a separate folder for each project.

Import Existing Project

The Import Existing Project option copies all the settings from a previously created DCDT Project into a new folder and allows you to give a new name to the project.

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