System and method for controlling a point-of-load regulator

  • US 6,949,916 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2002
  • Issued: 09/27/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A power control system comprising:

  • a plurality of point-of-load regulators providing corresponding regulated output voltages; and

    a bi-directional, serial data bus connected to each of said plurality of point-of-load regulators to permit communication of control and monitoring data therebetween, each one of said plurality of point-of-load regulators being adapted to initiate a communication cycle by providing a synchronizing signal onto said serial data bus followed by a multi-bit data message that includes at least one of an address set, a command set, and a data set.

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