How to power nearly everything – Processors, FPGAs, ASICs – the easy way with high-frequency PowerSOC converters

 

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:

 

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.

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Steven Leibson

About Steven Leibson

Steve Leibson is a Senior Content Manager at Intel. He started his career as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He’s served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine and Microprocessor Report and was the founding editor of Wind River’s Embedded Developers Journal. He has extensive design and marketing experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.