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Title: Qualification of emerging point-of-load regulators for next generation power systems
Authors: Adell, Philippe
Leon, Rosa
Keywords: integrated circuits
packaging
DC-DC converters
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Series/Report no.: JPL Publication
11-13
Abstract: As demand for high-speed, on-board, digital-processing integrated circuits (ICs) on spacecraft increases (FPGAs and DSPs in particular), the need for the next generation point-of-load (POL) regulator becomes a prominent design issue. Shrinking process nodes have resulted in core rails dropping to values close to 1.0 V, drastically reducing margin to standard switching converters or regulators that power digital ICs. The objectives of this study are to first identify reliability issues or additional space reliability requirements that might not be addressed for commercial application of POL converters; second, to study the performances of existing or emerging POL converters (including linear regulators) within a practical two-stage power distribution architecture; and, finally, to identify points of failure at extreme temperatures (low and high) beyond specifications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41963
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