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BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix

5/25/2011 01:23 PM EDT
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vrheaume
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re: BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix
vrheaume   5/30/2011 8:13:34 PM
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Even Digikey has a POL category ;-) ( http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=4326594 ) POL converters, in my opinion, are often good alternatives to designing buck regulators; you don't have to pick a switcher IC and an inductor, plus they're overtemp/overcurrent protected and fully characterized. An additional advantage is that DOSA (Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance) and POLA (Point of Load Alliance) ensure good availability and cross-compatibility from several manufacturers. http://powerelectronics.com/mag/power_power_module_alliances/ http://www.dosapower.com/

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re: BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix
Max The Magnificent   5/26/2011 4:43:14 PM
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I've actually heard independently that Bellnix make good stuff and that this FPGA POL converter is all digital and is real good. I also heard that the term POL is well known amongst power supply folks -- but I was also told that since the target for this release was folks alike me and FPGA and board designers, then it would have been a good idea to have explained what POL stands for (so maybe I'm not a *complete* idiot :-)

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DrFPGA   5/26/2011 4:28:30 PM
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If I didn't know better I would think this was an April 1st dated press release...

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re: BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix
Max The Magnificent   5/25/2011 1:33:23 PM
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I wish you more luck finding pricing and ordering information on the ARCO website than I had (sorry, I think I must be a tad grouchy at the moment :-)

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