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voltage regulator

[′vōl·tij ‚reg·yə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A device that maintains the terminal voltage of a generator or other voltage source within required limits despite variations in input voltage or load. Also known as automatic voltage regulator; voltage stabilizer.

voltage regulator

An automatic electric control device whose output provides a constant voltage supply, even though the line voltage at its input may vary.

voltage regulator

An electronic circuit used to maintain a level amount of voltage in an electrical line. It eliminates power surges, spikes and brownouts, which can cause harm to sensitive electronics. A voltage regulator "module" (VRM) is a voltage regulator in a replaceable unit.

Voltage Regulators and Stabilizers
Regulators and stabilizers do the same thing. However, voltage regulators generally deal with output from DC power sources, whereas voltage stabilizers and conditioners typically maintain AC line voltage. See surge suppression and UPS.
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The analysis is based on the output of point A, where the voltage regulator circuit with second A point shown as in Figure 6.
The MGR has been designed as a replacement for existing Westinghouse voltage regulators or single field regulators of other manufacturers.
This extra step allows integration of the voltage regulators directly onto an IC or into a chip stack, reducing complexity at the board level as well as providing high scalability.
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This design, being a major contributor to the total voltage regulator market, has serious price competition worldwide.
With the advent of designs using insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switches, microprocessors, and other electronic designs, the voltage regulator market as a whole is likely to have a steady growth.
The on-chip voltage regulator may be used to supply power to external ICs in the system making it ideal for legacy systems with high-voltage supplies as well as new battery powered systems that require low-voltage operation.
Power: One dimension that defines a voltage regulator is the number of 'phases,' or channels that it can accommodate.
The IR3082 Control IC works with the IR3086A Phase IC and IR's DirectFET(TM) power MOSFETs to deliver an optimized multiphase DC-DC power solution for mid-range and high-end servers, voltage regulator modules (VRMs) and high current telecom applications.
As the only point-of-delivery voltage regulator in the industry, the LVR is a reliable, inexpensive and easy-to-install solution that lets T&D engineers resolve low voltage problems immediately," said Michael Sheehan, Vice-President Technical Sales of MicroPlanet.
The temperature thresholds of the ISL6316 are programmable to enable the controller to communicate to the CPU and alert the system when the voltage regulator overheats (VRHOT), signaling the CPU to reduce its power consumption.
Additionally, pricing pressures, technology developments, voltage regulator modules developments and packaging trends, including brick form factor shifts, are discussed in detail.