Power Electronics

CPES's Power Management Consortium Announces Four New Members

Four new members have joined CPES's Power Management Consortium (PMC), which works together to develop precompetitive technologies for power management within distributed power systems. The new members are Freescale Semiconductors, C&D Technologies, Primarion and NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors). These companies join nine other semiconductor and power system suppliers: Delta Electronics, Hipro Electronics, Infineon Technologies, Intel, International Rectifier, Intersil, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor and Renesas Technology.

PMC research encompasses a variety of topics such as high-performance VRM/POL converters, magnetic integration in multiphase buck converters and 3-D integrated converters. PMC work also addresses the study of nonlinear control methods and digital control. Other areas under investigation include two-stage voltage regulators for future microprocessor in servers, a system two-stage architecture for laptops, a high-efficiency power architecture for servers, bus converters, high-frequency modeling and dynamic current sharing, and novel driving methods for ultrahigh-frequency synchronous rectifiers. For more information, contact Teresa Shaw at [email protected].

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