Boosting performance in 48V power distribution
Power distribution networks (PDNs) are the backbone of any power system. As system power demands rise, traditional PDNs are under tremendous pressure to deliver enough performance. There are two main ways to improve PDN impact on power system performance with regards to power losses and thermal management. Option one, reduce the PDN resistance with larger cables, connectors and thicker motherboard power planes; or option two, boost the PDN voltage to reduce its current for a given power delivery, which can allow use of smaller cables, connectors, motherboard copper planes and their associated size, cost and weight.
Factorized Power Architecture: Achieving high density and efficiency in board-mounted power