Editor Steve Taranovich of EDN sits down with AMP Group spokesman and CUI Senior VP, Mark Adams, to discuss the challenges in establishing digital power standards and how the AMP Group consortium and PMBus committee differ in promoting standardization.
Editor Steve Taranovich comments:
"Digital power popularity among designers is growing quickly as they replace many analog solutions in many applications. Higher efficiency, greater flexibility and added functionality, system monitoring and control and adaptive power system optimization during operation without disturbing the power to the load.
Standardization and interoperability are two key areas of easing the role of the designer who has to implement a Digital Power Supply into their product or system. You, as the designer, need to weigh in on what you needs to help your designs get to market quicker and with the functionality you need in your system. I urge you to comment and get your message out to the power IC product development community for both digital power controllers, bus and other digital power functions and components associated with your designs.
The following shows what great challenges exist to create a ubiquitous standard for Digital Power compatibility between solutions as well as functionality needs of power supplies in the modern world that can be encompassed within the digital power framework as well as the standard or standards that will aid the designer’s needs."
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