TITLE

Chip-Level integration solves power design issues

AUTHOR(S)
Laflin, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Portable Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a solution to the problems attached with switch-mode direct current (dc) to dc converters. New breakthroughs in semi-conductor processes and magnetic materials have enabled integration of the entire dc-dc converter, including ancillary components, into a single integrated circuit package. One result is enhanced control over the implementation, allowing converters to be made stable over a very wide range of input/output conditions with no layout-dependency issues. And integration of the magnetics makes it possible to dramatically reduce the noise associated with the large pulse currents that pass between the power switches and the inductor.
ACCESSION #
18325177

 

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