06 Mar '12, 1am

Search for efficiency changes power system design

However, it is often the case that even if the installation is completely renewed, the power available to feed the cabinet, or room, or building does not change. It becomes the telecomms or datacomms specialist’s job to deliver the maximum performance for that input power: and the task of the power supply architect to make as much of the power budget as possible available to perform the main function of the backplane. Some tasks become simpler; the processor that demands many tens of Amps at under 1V must have some measure of supply regulation very close to its pins, to handle massive power transients. Any significant length of PCB copper between the final stage of the power hierarchy and the CPU cannot be tolerated. The good news for the power designer is that with extremely high-efficiency devices and the new freedom to re-locate losses, thermal design almost ceases to b...

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