SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

December 08, 2010 03:01 ET

Lattice's "Power 2 You" Can Help Designers Reduce Board Design Cost and Complexity

Comprehensive Guide to Power Supply Management and Control Now Available in Print

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the availability of a hard copy print version of the "Power 2 You" book that provides designers with 150 pages of technical details and design considerations for implementing common circuit board power management functions. The author is Srirama ("Shyam") Chandra, a widely published author and recognized authority on power management. 

Power Management Challenges
Modern circuit boards use VLSIs such as CPUs, FPGAs and ASICs to perform the primary processing functions. These VLSIs require multiple board-mounted supplies that should be turned on in a specific sequence, monitored for faults and trimmed for voltage accuracy. In addition, the input power to the board requires redundant power management and a hot-swap function for plug-in boards. All the functions that control various power rails comprise board power management. 

Designers have traditionally implemented each of these functions using a unique set of single function ICs and their associated passive components. To select these components, a designer must refer to multiple application notes and datasheets from various vendors. Given the complexity of modern circuit boards, this approach to power management has become unwieldy and time consuming. 

A Broad Review of Power Management
"Power 2 You" provides in-depth discussions of the technical details and design challenges for all common power management functions, and examines programmable design solutions that can be modified using software. Separate chapters are devoted to:

  • Reset Generators and Supervisors
  • Power Supply Sequencing
  • Hot-swap Controllers
  • Power Supply ORing Controllers
  • Power Feed Controllers
  • Margining and Trimming

Hard Copy and eBook Editions Available Now
 "Power 2 You" is currently available for download as an eBook, or for ordering as a hard copy edition. The eBook includes hyperlinks that facilitate cross referencing of topics. The eBook can be downloaded for free at: A hard copy of "Power 2 You" can be ordered here: "Power 2 You" is currently available in English. Additional language versions are being prepared and will be announced when they become available.

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