Boards/Backplanes

Power supply module board supports Xilinx FPGAs, SOCs

30th October 2013
Mick Elliott

SILICA announced that Avnet Electronics Marketing and ROHM Semiconductor have collaborated to design and develop a power supply module board optimised for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC’s evaluation kits.

This high-speed, high-performance and high-efficiency power module reduces power consumption for industrial equipment applications and will be available through SILICA across Europe. 

ROHM is the first Japanese electronics manufacturer to join forces with Avnet’s global team of design engineers to develop a high quality and high reliability power supply module solution that can live up to the market requirements and can also be supported globally by an established sales support team.  

Xilinx and Avnet EM have been collaborating for over 25 years on the design and manufacturing of a broad range of evaluation boards, kits and reference designs featuring core Xilinx chips. SILICA offers sales and technical support services for all these boards and kits in the EMEA market. 

ROHM’s new power supply module board for the Avnet-designed Mini-Module Plus Development System utilises the BD95601MUV/BD95602MUV power supply ICs, with H3 Reg technology, ensuring high-speed responses to meet Xilinx’s 7 series FPGAs power tolerance and sequencing guidelines for startup and precise power supply voltage regulations, including eight different power supply voltages from the 12 V input.

It has high-speed transient response capabilities and performs at 95% high efficiency. It can maintain high efficiency even in light load condition with SLLM/QLLM pulse skip mode. To see the full technical details of this power module including high-efficiency features and low-load (pulse skipping) mode, see SILICA’s ROHM power module page.  

Kenji Otani, director of ROHM’s LSI Product Development System said, “ROHM has considerable expertise in analog circuit technologies. In addition to an extensive range of high-efficiency, high-performance power supply ICs, it offers a comprehensive range of high-quality peripheral products, including transistors, diodes, and resistors. It also boasts a comprehensive quality support system both in Japan and overseas, allowing users to adopt power supply modules with a sense of security. ROHM has increasingly focused on the industrial equipment sector in recent years. Its entry into the FPGA power supply market in partnership with Xilinx and Avnet will expand the range of optimal solutions offered in this sector.” 

ROHM and Avnet plan to continue strengthening ties to develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of evaluation kits and power supply module boards to accelerate client product development.

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