Implementation and Evaluation of Digital Power Management in a Medium Power Conversion Module
Conference: CIPS 2006 - 4th International Conference on Integrated Power Systems
06/07/2006 - 06/09/2006 at Naples, Italy
Proceedings: CIPS 2006
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Codrea, Cosmin; Lucas, Néstor; Gutiérrez, Javier (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Nuremberg, Germany)
An intelligent power supply unit with Power Management Bus (PMBus) slave capabilities is presented. Two non-isolated DC/DC voltage regulators along with analogue and digital peripheral devices are controlled by an FPGA-based manager. Several power management functions are implemented making use of a PC/104 power supply module dimensioned for medium power systems. The goal of this power conversion application is the evaluation of the feasibility and performance of digital power management functions for power supplies using the novel PMBus open-standard as a communication platform. A significant number of control, monitoring and protection functions supported by this standard have been successfully implemented and validated. The resulting VHDL power management model can be used to fabricate integrated PMBus power supplies.