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Technique for Simulating Power Regulators and Testing of a Distributed Power System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110664D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tetteh, IO: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A circuit is disclosed which can be used to simulate regulators in a microprocessor controlled Distributed Power System. A method of using the simulated circuit as a power component for testing is also discussed.

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Technique for Simulating Power Regulators and Testing of a Distributed Power System

       A circuit is disclosed which can be used to simulate
regulators in a microprocessor controlled Distributed Power System.
A method of using the simulated circuit as a power component for
testing is also discussed.

      The regulator simulating circuit is shown in Fig. 1.  The
circuit in Fig. 1 consists of latches, status select switches, and a
clock pulse generating circuit.  When there is a transition on the
input lines, the selected regulator status (good or bad) will be
automatically latched out through the output lines after a time
delay.  At any time, one or any combination of the regulator status
lines may be changed and clocked through to the output.

      The above concept can be used to simulate multiple regulators
on a bench or can be wired to a remote system and used to simulate
regulators in a system environment.

      The regulator status selection in a remote location is
accomplished by placing the fake regulator circuit any place in
system that operational cards need to be simulated.

      A technique for testing the Distributed Power System with the
simulated regulators and no real power regulators installed is also
shown.  Fig. 2 is the configuration for the power controller testing
of the Distributed Power System.  When the On signal is activated,
the power controller goes through normal power-up cycle to activate
the Reg On signals and...