AP5101SG-EVM

Demo Board Manual
Quick Start Guide
1.5A, Step-Down Converter with 1.4Mhz Switching
Frequency
Description
The AP5101WG-EVM is and evaluation board
for the current mode step-down converter with
a built-in power MOSFET .
The AP5101 enables a constant output current
of up to 1.5A over a wide input supply range
from 4.75V to 24V. It provides excellent line
regulation, load regulation and transient
response over the operating input voltage and
temperature range.
The AP5101 is self protected, through a cycleby-cycle current limiting algorithm and an on
chip thermal protection. The AP5101 is
available in SOP-8L package.
Applications
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Distributed Power Systems
Battery Charger
Performance Spec of AP5101WG-EVM
Parameter
Input voltage
Output Current
Output Voltage
Output Voltage Ripple
Transient Response
Switching Frequency
Efficiency
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•
Pre-Regulator for Linear Regulators
WLED Drivers
Conditions
Range – 4.75V to 24V
Peak Deviation
Load step 0.2 to 0.8 v/us
Performance Value
12V
1.5A
3.3V
30mVp-p
50mV
1.4Mhz
88%
Figure 1. Evaluation Board
Figure 2. Efficiency vs Load Current
Quick Start Guide
The EV-AP5101 has a simple layout and allows access to the appropriate signals through test points. To
evaluate the performance of the AP5101, follow the procedure below:
1. Connect a power supply to the input terminals Vin and GND. Set Vin to 12V.
Note : Vin ranges from 4.75V to 24V.
2. Connect the positive terminal of the electronic load to Vout and negative terminal to GND.
3. EN has a positive voltage through a 100K pull-up to Vin. No supply input is required for EN.
Note: To use the EN function drive EN above 1.3V to start the converter and below 0.4V
to stop the converter.
4. The evaluation board should now power up with a 3.3V output voltage.
5. Check for the proper output voltage of 3.3V (+/-1%) at the output terminals Vout and GND.
Measurement can also be done with a multimeter with the positive and negative leads between
Vout and GND.
6. Set the load to 1.5A through the electronic load. Check for the stable operation of the SW signal
on the oscilloscope. Measure the switching frequency. A test point is conveniently located at the
head of the inductor.
Note: A 300mA load current is required to run the converter in continuous mode. Use an
electronic load to supply the load current.
Measurement/Performance Guidelines:
1) The evaluation board has the inductor pad spaced for easy access to measure the inductor
current. As shown in the picture, a current probe can be connected to the wire loop to measure
the inductor current.
2) When measuring the output voltage ripple, avoid long ground leads on the oscilloscope probe.
3) For efficiency measurements, connect an ammeter in series with the input supply to measure
the input current. Connect an electronic load to the output for output current.
EVALUATION BOARD SCHEMATIC
BILL OF MATERIALS
QTY
REF
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
PACKAGE
MANUFACTURER
MANUFACTURER P/N
1
C1
10nF
Ceramic Capacitor,
50V, X7R
0603
TDK
C20123D106KAJ2A
2
C2
10uF
Ceramic Capacitor,
25V, X5R
1210
AVX
12103D106KAJ2A
3
C3
3000pF
Ceramic Capacitor,
50V,X5R
0805
Murata
GRM216R71H302JA01
4
C5
22uF
Ceramic Capacitor,
6.3V,X5R
1210
AVX
12103D226KAT2A
5
C8
1uF
Ceramic Capacitor,
50V, X7R
0805
TDK
C20112Y5V1H105Z
6
D1
B340A
Diode Schottky, 40V,
3A
SOD-123
Diodes Inc
B340A-F
7
L1
4.7uH
Inductor, 4.6A
SMD
Wurth Electronics
7440650047
8
R1
49.9k
Resistor, 1%
0805
Panasonic
ERJ-6ENF4992V
9
R2
5.6k
Resistor, 1%
0805
Panasonic
ERJ-6ENF5601V
10
R3
16.2k
Resistor, 1%
0805
Panasonic
ERJ-6ENF1622V
11
R4
100k
Resistor, 1%
0603
Panasonic
ERJ-3EKF1003V
12
U1
DC/DC Converter
SOP-8L
Diodes Inc
AP5101
TOP SILK LAYER
BOTTOM LAYER
TOP LAYER
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