Maxim secures a power-management slot beside Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

September 10, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Maxim Integrated has announced that it is the lead power-management supplier for Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs. Maxim supplies the power management for three Xilinx FPGA reference designs. The first of these, the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit, will allow system designers to evaluate the Maxim solution at the Xilinx X-Fest 2014.

The collaboration builds on Maxim's flexible InTune digital power products, and for the first time Maxim employs its high-density, high-efficiency Volterra technology for FPGA development boards. Maxim claims that the flexibility and density of its power products enable a solution that is up to 30% smaller compared to previous generations.

Complex communications systems can have dozens of power rails, many with stringent requirements for a reliable supply of high-current with limited space and heat dissipation. Power system designers, Maxim says, benefit from the InTune built-in automatic compensation that minimises design-in time by enabling a single design and layout for multiple power rails.

X-Fest 2014 is a series of free, day-long technical training seminars co-hosted by Xilinx and Avnet from September 2014 through January 2015. There are nine venues across Europe, on dates between 7th October and 6th November 2014. The events will provide designers of FPGAs, systems on a chip (SoC), DSP, and embedded systems access to practical, how-to training through a global series of seminars. For more information or to view full course descriptions, locations, and registration information, visit the X-Fest 2014 website .

Maxim’s demos at X-fest will showcase the ease of configuring Maxim’s high-density, multiphase and InTune digital power solutions using Maxim’s PowerTool software. Other demos will highlight programmable analogue for FPGAs, the EE-Sim System Power online tool, and analogue reference designs.

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