# analog-design

Weston Braun

08/05/2020, 5:34 PM
I am planning on designing a PMIC @User. Starting out with something like a ~5V to VCore buck converter (with external inductor of course) that can power the digital logic in the PDK and be integrated into other designs. A fair number of commercial MCUs have something similar nowdays.

Troy Benjegerdes

08/07/2020, 3:58 PM
Why not high-frequency on-chip resonant power converters 😉
I have various reasons for being very interested in 40-60V input to VCore (and maybe 5v) on-chip power converters

Weston Braun

08/08/2020, 12:28 AM
I am interested in working on some resonant switched capacitor stuff eventually. But IC design is pretty complex, I think its worth initially focusing on some basic DC/DC converter for the first free shuttle. Less to go wrong and a design that is more generally applicable to other projects will be more likely to get chosen if there is more projects than slots.