Communications Infrastructure

Communications Infrastructure

 

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For Communications (Networking, Switches, Basestations, Broadband, etc.) designs, we address the needs of multiple power supplies per product board.  These power supplies can range from 0.8 V to 5 V and from 15 A single phase converters to >100 A multi-phase converters feeding general POLs, ASICs, FPGA, processors, and memory.  These power supplies tend to run for long periods of time without power cycling and often run in environments with elevated temperatures.  Power converters within this space need high efficiency and reliability (long-term, over temperature), fast transient response, tight regulation, accurate telemetry information, dynamic voltage scaling, high set-point accuracy, and power capping.  Powervation's PMBus™ compliant products provide highly accurate measurement and reporting (telemetry) needed for these designs, while intelligent control techniques reduce power consumption, and a combination of Powervation unique features (e.g., Auto-Control®, DSS™, anti-fuse based NVM, etc.) help to improve reliability

Power modules (i.e., complete power solutions, and modular power stages like Power Block) are often used in many Communications Infrastructure designs.   Power modules can be designed for very specific uses, or for more general purpose use. In both cases however, there are unknowns that must be accounted for during the design of these modules. These unknowns range from simple variations in the accompanying motherboard layout that the module mates to, to variations in motherboard output capacitances, component tolerances, loads, and environment. Auto-Control®, greatly helps to address the needs associated with variances and unknowns by autonomously adapting the controller's compensation, thus improving reliability and reducing design effort without compromising performance, size, or cost. Additionally, our line of PMBus™ compliant products provide a control solution for digital power modules that enables highly accurate measurement and reporting (telemetry) and intelligent control techniques to reduce power consumption.

 

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Hardware
System on Chip platform using DSP, RISC,
NVM, and RAM to enable advanced
power management solutions.
 

Firmware
Configuration & flexibility. Streamline
inventory management. Tunable
for needs of application.
 

PowerSMART™ 
Intuitive design tool makes digital
power design easy and enables
rapid prototyping & design.