Laptop docking stations offer aconvenient way to plug in a laptop to common peripherals, such as DVI, COM,USB, and Ethernet — all with one connection. Typically, docking stations aremade for a particular computer module, and offer different docking styles thatallow a laptop computer to act like a desktop computer. With an increasing needfor more peripherals and more complicated laptops, power design for dockingstations is a critical step to ensure top performance.
Monolithic Power Systems offersa large portfolio covering all the power needs for most docking stationdesigns. MPS’s offerings include power solutions for USB Type-A & USBType-C, Thunderbolt, Ethernet docking controllers, aux power, and manymore. Industry-leading technologies from MPS allow for fully integratedcharging port solutions that include a buck, CLS, and port controller all inone package. Fully integrated buck-boost solutions include an I2Cinterface for high-accuracy output voltage control.