A Highly Reliable Point of Load, Low-Voltage DC/DC Converter for an FPGA Platform

Conference: PCIM Europe 2014 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
05/20/2014 - 05/22/2014 at Nürnberg, Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe 2014

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Amirpour, Masoumeh; Czarnecki, Lothar (Technologie Netzwerk Allgaeu, Germany)
Polster, Markus (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany)

In FPGA applications low core voltages of 1 volt or below at high currents are increasingly getting important. In view of the highly reliable power supply for harsh environment in low voltage and high current operation demand for design qualification is presented. This topic provides a guide for designing a highly reliable DC/DC converter of 1V, 15A. PCB’s layout consideration, 4 layers arrangement, selection of crucial components and proper grounding technique are based on a focus on the reliability to attain a stable converter with modifiable separate control part and power part.