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Power converters offer a high capability to efficiently manage electrical energy flows. Until a few years ago, their primary use was in supplying motors in industrial applications and in electric traction systems. Nowadays, in addition to those fields they are employed in a very wide range of low, medium, and high power applications including residential applications, renewable energy systems, distributed generation, and automotive. Since digital control represents a key element of modern power converters, this paper presents a review on digital devices [microcontrollers, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)], hardware and software design techniques as well as implementation issues useful for designing modern high-performance power converters.