Programmable System-Management IC Monitors and Sequences Requirements in Complex, Multivoltage Systems
As the number of voltages continue to increase, the number of independent supervisory ICs also may increase. In addition to the number of discrete components, the level of complexity also increase as any changes to the sequencing order, delay timing, or the monitored thresholds levels requires significant changes. Additional information is also required such as exact voltage measurements from an ADC is also often useful in improving reliability in these high end complex systems. New programmable system management ICs such as the eeprom configurable MAX6870/MAX6871 provides a fully integrated solutions that offer this level of flexibility.