DESIGN SOLUTION 7092

Power Your PLC with a Small POL Module

By: Nazzareno Rossetti

Abstract:

This design solution outlines smart factory automation trends that are fueled by distributed processing modules powered by point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. After reviewing a typical POL, we introduce a novel solution that yields a POL module that has higher efficiency across an extended range of loads, is smaller, and requires a minimum number of external components.