What to expect on a PMBus Compliant Power supply?

Posted by Paul Lamb on 16 Jun 2015

The Power Management Bus (PMBus) is an open standard power-management protocol. This flexible and highly versatile standard allows for communication between devices based on both analog and digital technologies, and provides true interoperability, which will reduce design complexity and shorten time to market for power system designers. The PMBus specification is a document that details the packet format and the available commands, such as Remote On/Off, Output Voltage Adjustment, Read Output Voltage, Set Overvoltage Protection, Read Current, Read Temperature, and many more. It provides a gateway for users to have remote access to the power supply, essentially, making a simple power supply more useful.

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Paul Lamb has be marketing (specialising in online/digital marketing) for over 10 years, and has consulted many large organisations to help harness the online methods to increase sales. Now working for XP Power, Paul is looking to use all of his skills to bring XP Power to the forefront of all power supply searches.