Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has developed reference board designs for industrial applications that can be operated as stand-alone boards or used in a small-sized programmable logic controller (micro-PLC) demonstration unit.
Designed for power regulation in densely-populated infrastructure power systems, the ZL8801 allows for high current digital supplies to be configured as dual phase or in parallel to supply over 300A of load current to high-end FPGAs and ASICs.
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use.
Power management of a high rail count circuit board can be very difficult with meters and oscilloscopes. There is a growing trend to configure and monitor power supplies over a digital communications bus. Digital Power or Digital Power System Management (PSM) allows systems designers to simplify and accelerate system characterization and optimization during prototyping, deployment and field operation.