This book deals with energy delivery challenges of the power processing unit of modern computer microprocessors. It describes in detail the consequences of current trends in miniaturization and clock frequency increase, upon the power delivery unit, referred to as voltage regulator. This is an invaluable reference for anybody needing to understand the key performance limitations and opportunities for improvement, from both a circuit and systems perspective, of state-of-the-art power solutions for next generation CPUs.The importance of this effect is illustrated by means of SPICE simulations of a synchronous buck converter. Figure B.8 shows the circuit diagram under consideration. For the sake of simplicity, the input and output of the converter is modeledanbsp;...
|Title||:||Voltage Regulators for Next Generation Microprocessors|
|Author||:||Toni López, Reinhold Elferich, Eduard Alarcón|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-12-01|