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Application Note 1767
ISL9000A Evaluation Board User Guide
Description
Ordering Information
The ISL9000A Evaluation Board is designed to provide a
complete platform for demonstrating the performance of the
ISL9000A Low Dropout Regulator IC (LDO). It is designed to
show the small space required for all the components, while
providing room to access the signals.
The layout is intended to minimize thermal effects, to better
evaluate current limits and voltage regulation accuracy. In an
actual implementation, the area for heat sinking may be
smaller, so thermal effects may make the operation slightly
different.
The ISL9000A evaluation board constitutes a complete dual
voltage regulator solution. The PCB board is 2 inches by 3
inches, however, the actual charger components easily fit
within a 0.9x1.6 cm area (components on one side),
demonstrating the space saving advantage of the ISL9000A in
limited space applications.
A voltage source can be connected to the two pin connector
(J2, default) or to the banana jacks (not populated). For
monitoring the output, test instruments can be connected to
the five pin connector (J13, default) or to the banana jacks or
scope probe jacks (not populated). Additional test points
provide a convenient way to monitor the POR outputs and the
signal on the bypass capacitor. This can be especially
important when testing the LDO in a temperature chamber.
Several ground pins provide reference points for test leads.
Additional “kelvin” test points are provided for VIN, VO1, VO2,
and GND to monitor the actual performance of the IC. This
removes the voltage drops across the PCB traces that occurs
at higher currents.
The board has a jumper block for enabling each of the two LDO
outputs. A shunt can be placed on J3 or J4 between “ENx” and
“LOW” pins to provide a 100kΩ pull-down on each EN pin of
the device. If J3 or J4 ”HI” pins are floating, the respective LDO
output will be off, while connecting “HI” to “ENx” will enable
the output.
When it is desired that an LDO always be enabled, connect a
shunt between “ENx” and “HI” on J3 or J4. In this case the
shunt between “ENx” and “LOW” is not needed.
If an external enable signal that drives both high and low is
used to enable the LDO outputs, both shunts can be removed
from ENx.
A jumper (J10) connects the CPOR input to a 10nF capacitor
for POR timing. The jumper can be removed and replaced by a
different capacitor to ground for different power on timing
requirements.
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PART
NUMBER
VO1 VOLTAGE
(V)
VO2 VOLTAGE
(V)
ISL9000AIRNNZ-EVZ
3.3
3.3
ISL9000AIRNJZ-EVZ
3.3
2.8
ISL9000AIRNFZ-EVZ
3.3
2.5
ISL9000AIRNCZ-EVZ
3.3
1.8
ISL9000AIRMNZ-EVZ
3.0
3.3
ISL9000AIRMMZ-EVZ
3.0
3.0
ISL9000AIRMGZ-EVZ
3.0
2.7
ISL9000AIRLLZ-EVZ
2.9
2.9
ISL9000AIRKNZ-EVZ
2.85
3.3
ISL9000AIRKKZ-EVZ
2.85
2.85
ISL9000AIRKJZ-EVZ
2.85
2.8
ISL9000AIRKFZ-EVZ
2.85
2.5
ISL9000AIRKPZ-EVZ
2.85
1.85
ISL9000AIRKCZ-EVZ
2.85
1.8
ISL9000AIRJNZ-EVZ
2.8
3.3
ISL9000AIRJMZ-EVZ
2.8
3.0
ISL9000AIRJRZ-EVZ
2.8
2.6
ISL9000AIRJCZ-EVZ
2.8
1.8
ISL9000AIRJBZ-EVZ
2.8
1.5
ISL9000AIRGPZ-EVZ
2.7
1.85
ISL9000AIRGCZ-EVZ
2.7
1.8
ISL9000AIRFJZ-EVZ
2.5
2.8
ISL9000AIRFDZ-EVZ
2.5
2.0
ISL9000AIRFCZ-EVZ
2.5
1.8
ISL9000AIRPLZ-EVZ
1.85
2.9
ISL9000AIRPPZ-EVZ
1.85
1.85
ISL9000AIRCJZ-EVZ
1.8
2.8
ISL9000AIRCCZ-EVZ
1.8
1.8
ISL9000AIRBLZ-EVZ
1.5
2.9
ISL9000AIRBJZ-EVZ
1.5
2.8
ISL9000AIRBCZ-EVZ
1.5
1.8
ISL9000AIRBBZ-EVZ
1.5
1.5
The board also provides a connector (JP1, not populated)
which can connect to a logic analyzer/pattern generator for
controlling and monitoring the output response. The connector
provides both enable inputs and POR outputs.
Finally, a daughter card connector and a jumper (J14 and J9,
not populated) allow specially assembled boards containing
untrimmed LDOs to be programmed to custom voltage levels
after board assembly. This is done at the factory, so no
additional information will be provided in this document.
CAUTION: These devices are sensitive to electrostatic discharge; follow proper IC Handling Procedures.
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Application Note 1767
Features
• Complete dual low dropout regulator (LDO)
• Easy to use board for evaluation of the LDO in a target
application
• Exposed soldering pads/pins for monitoring VIN, VO1, VO2,
POR1, POR2, and CBYP
• Voltage monitoring using test pins, banana jacks and scope
jacks
• Enable jumpers for each supply, plus jumpered enable
pull-down resistors
• The board has options for:
- Changing the CPOR capacitor
- Using a logic analyser/pattern generator to monitor
enable/POR response
What is Inside
Step 5: Connect a third voltmeter to the input. This can be
connected to the J2 terminal, but at higher inputs, the VIk
terminal will give the most accurate reading of the
voltage at the ISL9000A VIN pin.
Step 6: (Optional) Connect an electronic load to one or both of
the outputs. For the VO1 output, use the VO1 power
connector J2-2 (“V1P”). For the VO2 output, use the VO2
power connector J2-4 (“V2P”).
Step 7: Monitor VO1 and VO2. The voltages should reflect the
voltage of the selected part. For example, the
ISL9000AIRNJZ-EVZ board should have 3.3V and 2.8V
outputs.
Step 8: Change the loading on each output and monitor the
output voltages
Step 9: Change the input voltage and monitor the effect on the
output voltages
The Evaluation Kit contains:
• ISL9000A Evaluation board
• ISL9000A Data Sheet
• ISL9000A Evaluation Board Users Guide (this document)
What is Needed
The following instruments will be needed to perform testing (not
provided):
• DC 6.5V/1A Power supply
• Two Digital Voltmeters (4.5 digit or better)
For additional testing, such as load transient and line transient
response, adding the optional scope jacks will improve the
measurement, by reducing external noise. The Scope Jack part
number is included in the bill of materials as an optional
component.
If desired, banana jacks can be added to the board to facilitate
connection of the board to test equipment. Part numbers for
these optional components are included in the bill of materials.
Improved PSRR and noise specs can be obtained by replacing
the 0.01μF (C3) capacitor with a 0.1μF capacitor.
• Oscilloscope
• 2 channel, 0 to 400mA electronic load
• Cables and wires
Quick Setup Guide
Step 1: Place shunts on J3 between “EN1” and HI”, on J4
between “EN1” and HI”, and on J10 (CPOR). This is the
factory default connection.
Step 2: Set the power supply to 3.8V with a 1.0A current limit
(then turn off).
Step 3: Connect the power supply between VIN and GND using
connector J2.
Step 4: Connect two voltmeter positive leads to the VO1 “kelvin”
connector (J13-1, “V1K”) and the VO2 “kelvin” connector
(J13-5, “V2K”). The meters can also be connected to the
VO power pins J2-2 and J2-4 or the banana jacks, but at
higher currents, these won’t reflect the output voltage as
accurately as the kelvin connections.
Connect the negative leads to GND J13-3. (To get the best
representation of the IC output voltage under all output
loading conditions, add a ground terminal to the GNDk
pad and connect the meter ground leads there).
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4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Schematic
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
J16
JP1
HEADER 8X2
1
J11
SCOPE JACK
CON1
B2
J13
CON5
B1
U1
1
2
3
4
5
J3
VIN
EN1
EN2
CBYP
CPOR
J4
1
2
3
4
5
10
9
8
7
6
VO1
VO2
POR2
POR1
GND
C5
1uF
ISL9000
JMP4
C6
1uF
1
J2
B3
C1
100uF
J5
CON1
JMP4
CON2
R1
100K
R2
100K
C2
1uF
J10
JMP2
C3
0.01uF
C4
J12
SCOPE JACK
1
B5
CON1
J7
VO1 - Kelvin
VO1 - Power
GND
VO2 - Power
VO2 - Kelvin
1
0.01uF CON1
J14
CON6
1
1
GND
1
2
3
4
5
6
B4
J1
J9
JMP2
1
2
1
J6 J15 J8
CON1CON1CON1
FIGURE 1. ISL9000A EVALUATION BOARD (REV B) SCHEMATIC
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Bill of Materials
ITEM
QTY
DESCRIPTION
DESIGNATOR
MFR
MFR PART #
COMMENTS
COMPONENTS COMMON TO ALL BOARDS
1
1
PCB
2
2
3
PCB
-
ISL9000EV2 REVB
CAP, SMD, 0603, 0.01µF, 50V, 10%, X7R, ROHS C3, C4
AVX
06035C103KAT2A
0603 capacitor
1
CAP, SMD, 0805, 1µF, 16V, 10%, X5R, ROHS
C2
Panasonic
ECJ-2FB1C105K
0805 capacitor
4
2
CAP, SMD, 1206, 1µF, 25V, 10%, X7R, ROHS
C5, C6
Panasonic
ECJ-3YB1E105K
1206 or 1210
capacitor
5
2
RES, SMD, 0603, 100kΩ, 1/10W, 1%, ROHS
R1, R2
Panasonic
ERJ-3EKF1003V
0603 resistor
6
1
CAP-TANTALUM, SMD, 100µF, 16V, 20%, ROHS C1
KEMET
T491D107M016AS
7
4
CON1
J1, J5, J7, J16
Keystone
5010
8
3
CON1
J6, J8, J15
Keystone
5016
9
1
CON2
J2
Molex
22-23-2021
10
1
CON5
J13
Molex
22-23-2051
11
1
JMP2
J10
Molex
22-28-4020
12
2
JMP4
J3, J4
Molex
22-28-4040
13
3
Shunt
AMP
382811-8
Intersil
ISL9000AIR_ _Z
Only 3 needed
per board
COMPONENTS SPECIFIC TO EACH BOARD VARIATION
14
1
ISL9000A
U1
15
1
Label
L1
COMPONENTS OPTIONAL ON EACH BOARD
16
2
SCOPE JACK
J11, J12
Tektronix
131-5031-00
Not populated
17
3
BANANA
B1, B2, B3
Keystone
7006
Not populated
18
2
BANANA
B4, B5
Keystone
7007
Not populated
19
1
JMP2
J9
Molex
22-28-4020
Not populated
20
1
CON6
J14
HRS
DF11-6DS-2DSA
Not populated
21
1
HEADER 8X2
JP1
Molex
10-88-1161
Not populated
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