Digital Power Remains Important Focus of Darnell’s Power Forum

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 9:38am

linneaDigital power management and control is now mainstream, used in many power supplies and systems without fanfare. Are there still opportunities where digital is not being exploited to its full benefit? Yes, and Darnell’s Power Forum is where these opportunities will be discussed. It’s no longer about what digital can do, but changing application demands. For example, ChiL Semiconductor will discuss the latest industry trend of CPUs and GPUs requiring short bursts of high current, and how this affects VR design. Designing for Transient Loads That Exceed Thermal Design Limits” will look at the requirements/restrictions placed on the controller and the power stage. They will also discuss digital design for transients, and the increased need for tight, high-speed phase balance to keep the inductor currents equal – comparing and contrasting the different analog and digital approaches to high-speed phase balance.

This topic is just one of several digital power and control topics that will be featured at DPF. Other current leading-edge companies presenting papers on this subject include:


• Intersil/Zilker

• Texas Instruments

• Ericsson

• Visual Solutions

• Lineage Power


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