Reduction as well as management of power consumption is a highly crucial task especially when you have some low-voltage applications like GPUs, FPGAs, or any embedded computing devices in hand. Such devices need to accurately measure power before managing those devices, however, precision power measurement solutions are mostly costly and needs numerous power configurations and multiple ICs for measuring various rails. In order to meet these requirements, Microchip Technology recently introduced new two and three channels power monitoring devices that measure across a range of 0V – 32V over a single chip. These provide designer solutions that are simple in terms of adoption and improve the preciseness of power measurement. The two-channel device also happens to be one of the first IC with best-in-class flexibility, 16-bit resolution across a wide range of measurement.
The PAC1932/33 devices have what is required to scale power over a single IC (Integrated Circuit), bringing together multiple channels in one package for software like automation, ATMs, and POS (Point of Sale) systems. This brings down project costs for system designers and also consolidates their BOM (Bill of Materials) simultaneously. Since the measurement of sub ranges across 1V to 20 V voltage rails it needs distinct components for measuring every single rail efficiently. The ability of these devices precisely measure voltage rails at a scale of 1-32 volts also helps developers relieve from the hassle of the hassle of confer reconfiguring measurement resolution between lowest and highest current load events.
It is the industries sole two channel device with 16 bit power measurement, the PAC1932 is capable of measuring energy and power. These devices include two 16 bit ADCs ( analogue to digital converters) that can scale current and voltage all together allowing developers to to get through power measurement. As a result of this, developers can design better systems for saving power more efficiently.
Brian Liddiard, the vice president of Microchip’s Mixed Signal and Linear Division, adds further, “ As applications continue to seek ways to reduce power consumption, precision DC power measurement has grown as a key element for energy savings. Just as the four- channel PAC1934 improve power measurement for Windows 10 devices, the new two and three channel power monitoring ICs offer improved power measurement for low voltage, high power applications in markets such as embedded computing and networking.”
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