TI power solution for Arria 10 GX

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“Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are increasingly complex system on chips (SoCs) that include not just programmable logic gates and random access memory (RAM) but also analog-to-digital converters (ADCs); digital-to-analog converters (DACs); and programmable analog features and signal-conditioning circuits that enable high-performance digital computations in servers, network-attached storage (NAS), enterprise switches, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, test equipment and software-defined radios.”

To cope with the ever increasing and complex power demands, many ICs implement power management techniques, in collaboration with the power supply controllers. Altera’s Arria 10 implements the smart voltage ID (SmartVID), “which offers a large number of very small-voltage reduction steps that are programmable into the FPGA’s nonvolatile registers in order to reduce the power dissipation of the chip.”

In this link, on TI’s E2E blog, a power management solution is presented for Altera’s Arria 10 GX.

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