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rick merritt   5/28/2013 6:08:43 PM
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Intel's answer to my query: "Unfortunately, we aren’t going into that level of detail until the product is announced at Computex." Stay tuned. Anyone else know the details?

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rick merritt   5/28/2013 3:00:18 PM
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I'll ask my pr contact in the briefing if this is just a VR (which I suspect) or a full PMIC (which I doubt) and report back

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docdivakar   5/27/2013 6:43:35 PM
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@Frank Eory: I had the same question. The article is unfortunately not detailed enough discern if PMIC functions are integrated. I think it makes more sense to leave those functions (driving and switching) seggregated from a board-level power management perspective. MP Divakar

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Smellycat   5/25/2013 1:09:04 PM
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True. But there're more to consider. 1) Scalability; 2) Cost! The more integrated your solution is, the less likely it would be flexible and cost- effective to your end users and this commodity market! You may argue that it is just a matter of time for the cost and flexibility to be of no issue, and you are right, it is just a matter of TIME for the chips to be a commodity. :)

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Smellycat   5/25/2013 1:01:40 PM
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Integration is the theme for everything now. When power management integrated the FETs, power stage engineers started to look for jobs; now it's the time for power engineers to think bigger than what we are doing right now.

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docdivakar   5/24/2013 6:55:42 PM
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Efficiency and thermal management is always a consideration, whether you have VRM as a stand-alone component or as a VCore integrated one! MP Divakar

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old account Frank Eory   5/24/2013 5:17:02 PM
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I wonder whether it's just integration of a voltage regulator, or a complete power management system. If Intel has reached the point where they have integrated the essential PMIC functions, that is quite a big leap forward for them.

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nyh20028319   5/24/2013 6:38:44 AM
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Battery Management is the critical design for smartphone and tablet,also for the ultrabook.

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nyh20028319   5/24/2013 6:35:47 AM
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1.Power effiency 2.Thermal consideration

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nyh20028319   5/24/2013 6:32:21 AM
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Intel is a monster Then haswell need no dc power engineer for doing jobs.

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