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Managing Power Electronics: VLSI and DSP-Driven Computer Systems

Book Description

A unique system focus that presents specific solutions for specific appliances

This publication presents state-of-the-art power management techniques for modern electronic appliances that rely on such very large-scale integration (VLSI) chips as CPUs and DSPs. The author thoroughly covers all aspects of the field, including semiconductor manufacturing processes, packages, circuits, functions, and systems. A unique and significant contribution to the field, the publication adopts a "system focus" by first presenting the appliance and then delving into the power management architecture and topologies that best serve each appliance.

In addition to specific techniques and applications, the publication discusses fundamental physical and socioeconomic issues. For example, the author examines Moore's law and its effect on power management and heat dissipation, which points to a future breakthrough needed to continue the fast pace of advancement in the high-tech industry.

The author provides a solid technical foundation and an analysis of popular electronic appliances, including:

  • Overview of the semiconductor industry

  • Plain-English discussion of semiconductor processes and packages

  • Step-by-step guide to analog design building from the transistor to higher-level functions, leading to the implementation of a complete voltage regulator

  • Popular DC-DC voltage regulation architectures

  • AC-DC architectures for power conversion

  • Ultra-portable devices, such as cellular phones, PDAs, and digital still cameras

  • Desktop and notebook PCs

The publication concludes with a chapter on special power management topics and an expert forecast of future directions for the field. This is essential reading for researchers, engineers, and designers in the semiconductor and integrated circuits industries. With its extensive use of cross-section drawings as well as transistor circuit schematics, this is also a recommended textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and electrical engineering.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. Scope
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Author
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Technology Landscape
    2. 1.2 A Young Industry after All
  9. Chapter 2: Power Management Technologies
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Integrated Circuits Power Technology: Processing and Packaging
    3. 2.3 Discrete Power Technology: Processing and Packaging
    4. 2.4 Ongoing Trends
  10. Chapter 3: Circuits
    1. Part I Analog Circuits
    2. 3.1 Transistors
    3. 3.2 Elementary Circuits
    4. 3.3 Operational Amplifier (Opamp)
    5. 3.4 Voltage Reference
    6. 3.5 Voltage Regulator
    7. 3.6 Linear versus Switching
    8. 3.7 Switching Regulators
    9. 3.8 Buck Converters
    10. 3.9 Flyback Converters
    11. Part II Digital Circuits
    12. 3.10 Logic Functions
  11. Chapter 4: DC-DC Conversion Architectures
    1. 4.1 Valley Control Architecture
    2. 4.2 Monolithic Buck Converter
    3. 4.3 Active Clamp
    4. 4.4 Battery Charging Techniques: New Solutions for Notebook Battery Chargers
    5. 4.5 Digital Power
  12. Chapter 5: Offline (AC-DC) Architectures
    1. 5.1 Offline Power Architectures
    2. 5.2 Power AC Adapter: Thermal and Electrical Design
  13. Chapter 6: Power Management of Ultraportable Devices
    1. 6.1 Power Management of Wireless Computing and Communications Devices
    2. 6.2 Power Management in Wireless Telephones: Subsystem Design Requirements
    3. 6.3 Powering Feature-Rich Handsets
    4. 6.4 More on Power Management Units in Cell Phones
    5. 6.5 Color Displays and Cameras Increase Demand on Power Sources and Management
  14. Chapter 7: Computing and Communications Systems
    1. 7.1 Power Management of Desktop and Notebook Computers
    2. 7.2 Computing and Data Communications Converge at the Point of Load
    3. 7.3 Efficient Power Management ICs Tailored for DDR-SDRAM Memories
    4. 7.4 Power Management of Digital Set-Top Boxes
    5. 7.5 Power Conversion for the Data Communications Market
  15. Chapter 8: Future Directions and Special Topics
    1. 8.1 Beyond Productivity and Toys: Designing ICs for the Health Care Market
    2. 8.2 Power Management Protocols Help Save Energy
    3. 8.3 Heat Disposal in Electronics Applications
    4. 8.4 Web Based Design Tools
    5. 8.5 Motor Drivers for Portable Electronic Appliances
  16. Appendix A: Fairchild Specifications for FAN5093
  17. Appendix B: Fairchild Specifications for FAN4803
  18. Appendix C: Fairchild Specifications for FSD210 and FSD200
  19. Appendix D: Fairchild Specifications for FAN5307
  20. Appendix E: Fairchild Specifications for ACE1502
  21. Appendix F: Fairchild Specifications for FAN5236
  22. Appendix G: Fairchild Specifications for FAN8702
  23. Glossary
  24. Further Reading
    1. Analog Design
    2. Control Systems
    3. Digital Design
    4. Motors
    5. Power Electronics Devices
    6. Smart Power ICs
    7. Switching regulators
  25. Index