Software Regulates Voltage in Everyday APUs

September 16, 2015 | EE Times

NC State researchers have created software that manages all voltage regulation in an embedded system solely on the applications processor unit (APU), without resorting to expensive smart switch-mode power supplies (SMPSes) with their own microcontroller or application processors with higher-speeds than necessary just to ensure proper performance. Alexander Dean and Subhashish Bhattacharya, electrical & computer engineering, featured.