The days of powering every chip on a board with a single 5 V or 3.3 V supply are long gone. Most complex ICs including processors, FPGAs, and ASICs require multiple supply voltages. Efficiently meeting the power needs of these devices becomes a complicated design challenge, but point-of-load (POL) converters can simplify these challenges. More specifically, Intel® Enpirion® compact, high-frequency, DC-DC step-down power converters greatly simplify the way you provide power to FPGAs, processors, ASICs, and other advanced semiconductor devices.
A new series of solution briefs can bring you up to speed on the best ways to use these devices. There are specific, downloadable solution briefs with detailed design recommendations including specific part numbers for:
- Intel Stratix® 10 FPGAs
- Intel Arria® 10 FPGAs
- Intel Cyclone® 10 FPGAs
- Cyclone® V FPGAs
- Intel MAX® 10 FPGAs
- Intel eASIC® devices
Here’s an example taken from the Intel Arria 10 FPGA solution brief:
For more information, check out the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions Web page.