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Powervation Presents Advantages of Real-Time Adaptive Digital Control Techniques at Darnell’s Power Forum

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 6:22am
San Jose, CA, August 2011: Powervation will discuss real-time digital adaptive control techniques at the upcoming Darnell’s Power Forum in September.

Building on extensive experience in powering processors, ASICs, FPGAs – the new paper based on empirical studies powering DDR3 memory applications, demonstrates how real-time adaptive digital control can be used to greatly improve system stability, transient response and voltage regulator output impedance stability. Comments Powervation’s Director of Product Marketing, David New: “Memory platforms that use Powevation’s real-time digital adaptive control are able to manage memory DIMM variations found in manufacturing, and across memory suppliers. This adaptive control supports a wide range in load impedances, thus improving the range of memory DIMMs that single platforms can support - greatly accelerating and de-risking the design and characterization of memory solutions” Additionally he remarked, “although this paper uses computing memory as a platform to demonstrate a limitation of fixed compensation control and to highlight some of the benefits of real-time adaptive digital control, many other applications exist where power supplies need to support a wide range of load impedances, or where variations in the power stage can occur though the course of the power supply’s life. Therefore the techniques discussed will be of interest to a wide audience.” PV3201 is a new VR12 SVID compliant DDR3 memory controller based on the successful PV3012 which is industry’s first and only real time adaptive digital controller which has achieved strong traction in communications applications. Optimized adaptive control algorithms for DDR3 coupled with precision system telemetry and control through PMBus™ further differentiate this cutting edge digital power management solution for advanced server and notebook designs.

Darnell's Power Forum (DPF) is an international event that focuses on advanced yet practical power technologies that enable the successful development of next-generation power systems. The Forum creates a synergy from discussions broadly focused on power management, energy efficiency, advanced components, energy storage, smart grid innovations and more. For more details visit http://nanopower.darnell.com/.

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