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POWER MANAGEMENT WITHOUT THE USE OF SEPARATE CONTROL LINES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009719D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Bill Haber

Abstract

This paper describes a method of providing power control at the physical level within a digital system, which eliminates the wiring previously required to supply the control signals in traditional systems. The result is a system with simplified interconnect and reduced mass and cost of intercon- nect wiring. This technique was developed for satellite systems, where power control is used exten- sively and weight is at a premium. The approach is suitable for a variety of other applications as well.