High-speed designs use digital components with very fast edge rates in their output signals which can be subjected to significant distortion and degradation creating high bit-error-rates and lower data throughput.  Insertion and reflection losses, crosstalk and impedance mismatch, are all factors, amongst others, influencing the integrity of a transmitted signal.

Empower’s E-CAP silicon capacitors provide wide bandwidth low impedance highly stable decoupling capacitors capable of being placed close and even integrated into an SoC substrate.

Empower Semiconductor is developing power management solutions enabling full unrestricted speed and performance of the latest xPUs.

  • High power density
  • High bandwidth conversion
  • Low power distribution losses
  • Vertical Power

The ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds has been intensified in recent years by leaps in technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3-D imaging and autonomous driving. These technologies have exacerbated the need for faster and more complex processors and architectures.

Equipment designed to operate within a high magnetic field environment can experience power failures or abnormal operating conditions due to the force the magnetic field imposes on ferromagnetic material-based electronics.

Moreover, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices can record false or distorted images due to the inferences from such electronics. Empower’s IVRs regulators use non-ferromagnetic air-core inductors ideal for operating in harsh magnetic environments.

Data being communicated and processed around the globe is rapidly growing, driving the need for a new generation of faster data processing components and elements in data centers and datacom equipment.

Empower Semiconductor offers novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase performance and solve the power density challenge of space-constrained data-intensive applications.

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System-on-Modules (SOMs) and Computer-on-Modules (CoMs) provide all components of an embedded processing system (processors, communication interfaces, memory blocks, power management, etc.) on a single production-ready printed circuit board (PCB). This modular approach makes them ideal for embedding into a variety of end systems and applications.Empower’s IVRs provide high-density configurable multi-rails regulators enabling rapid and flexible prototyping.

Chiplet architectures are rapidly gaining popularity over monolithic designs in developing complex SoCs. While providing increased performance, design flexibility and upgradability, they do, however, require more complex power management and PCB routing.

Empower’s IVRs can be integrated as an additional chiplet into an SoC increasing the power delivery efficiency and simplifying PCB routing.

AMD Xilinx EP71XX Reference Designs

The EP71xx family of step-down Integrated Voltage Regulators (IVRs) from Empower Semiconductor offers solutions to power various AMD Xilinx FGPAs using the least number of components, in some cases a one or two chip solution. The following solutions are offered to meet power requirements for targeted AMD Xilinx FPGA device families such as the Spartan 7, Artix Ultra Scale+, Zynq Ultra Scale+, and the Kintex Ultra Scale+.

Our technology has simplified the design process for powering FPGAs and significantly reduced the solution complexity and size by integrating a number of regulators onto one chip, providing independent and easy programmability, and enabling user-defined customization through multi-time programmable memory (MTP). Furthermore, an interposer option offers the simplest solution on the PCB with a single component BOM.

Integrated IVR sequencing allows the user to customize the order that the outputs start-up to fit the individual needs of the FPGA. Operating from a nominal 3.3V input supply, the EP71xx offers industry’s highest density, with the simplest BOM and best performance for powering Xilinx AMD FPGAs.