How to manage power digitally

Nelson, Todd
June 2006
Electronics Weekly;6/14/2006 Supplement, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the digital management of electric power in high availability systems. Digitally managed power systems often involve complicated multichip circuits. The LTC2970 dual I2C power supply monitor provides an excellent melding of digital and analogue power. It allows designers to select the optimal DC-DC converter with an analogue control loop that provides smooth control of the output voltage and fast transient response. The LTC2970 I2C interface also meets all SMBus timeout requirements. INSET: Using the LTC2970 to track two supplies.


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