Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
Power Conversion Driver/MOSFET works with high-performance FPGAs.
Press Release Summary:
April 15, 2014 - Model ET4040 monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain enables design of point-of-load power solutions. It provides continuous output current over -40 to + 85°C temperature range and input from 4.5-14 V. On-board monolithic current sense maximizes reliability and thermal performance. Powering FPGA core supply rails in single- or multi-phase configurations, unit also suits VDDQ supply rails for DDR3, DDR4, and QDR memories and supplies ASIC and ASSPs in servers and communications systems.
Original Press Release
Altera Announces High-Efficiency Power Conversion Solution for High-Performance FPGAs
Press release date: April 7, 2014
The new powertrain, (part number ET4040), meets the stringent core voltage requirements of high-performance FPGAs, processors and memory. Systems designers can leverage the 40A powertrain to efficiently power the FPGA's core supply rails in single-phase or multiphase configurations. It can also be used in VDDQ supply rails for DDR3, DDR4, and QDR memories as well as supplying all high-current supply rails for ASIC and ASSPs that are used in high-end servers and communications infrastructure systems.
"Over the past year, Altera has delivered a variety of solutions optimized to power Altera's FPGAs and SoCs with the performance, power density and efficiency system developers require," said Mark Davidson, marketing director of Altera's Power Business unit. "This powertrain complements Altera's Power SoC DC-DC converters to offer systems engineers new ways of designing products with the smallest, most efficient power solutions, optimized to meet the most demanding requirements and deliver needed performance."
The ET4040 powertrain offers 40A continuous output current over industrial temperature range (-40C - + 85C) and across an input range of 4.5V to 14 V. It delivers low Rds-on and low switching loss while enabling high efficiency at high frequencies (up to 3 MHz switching frequency). The device's on-board monolithic current sense enables use of a lower loss inductor for better system efficiency while also providing a vast improvement in reliability and thermal performance over competing solutions on the market.
The Altera ET4040 monolithic 40A Driver plus synchronous MOSFET is available now. For more information visit www.altera.com or contact your local Altera sales representative.
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