DC2294A - Demo Manual

DEMO MANUAL DC2294A
Power System Management
Linduino One Shield
DESCRIPTION
The DC2294A Linduino™ Shield is an adapter board enabling
use of Linduino PSM (Power System Management) software with off the shelf Linear Technology PSM demonstration boards. For a complete list of compatible demo boards,
click this link: http://www.linear.com/search/search.
php?q=dc&col=doc-dm&start=&sort=&order=&ci=1800.
Linduino PSM software is a set of libraries meant to facilitate
learning and software development for PMBus devices. The
portability and flexibility of the Linduino platform makes
it ideal for demonstrating a wide variety of applications.
Linduino is an Arduino compatible board with an isolated
I2C interface and a ribbon connector that supports communication with many LTC® demonstration circuit boards.
The DC2294A Linduino Shield extends this capability to
the PSM demonstration circuits. For more information
on Linduino, see:
http://www.linear.com/solutions/linduino
DEMONSTRATION: REQUIRED HARDWARE
Varies based on application, but in general:
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DC2026 Linduino One
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DC2294A Linduino Shield
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Target Demo Board (DC1962, etc.)
DEMONSTRATION: NICE TO HAVE
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Total Phase Beagle I2C Protocol Analyzer
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Total Phase Data Center Software
For this getting started manual, we will use the DC1962.
The DC1962 demo board has 14 power supply rails:
2X LTC3880, 4X LTC2974 and 8X LTC2977.
SHIELD FEATURES
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12 Pin PSM Ribbon Cable Connector
PROGRAMMING: REQUIRED HARDWARE
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10 Pin Total Phase Beagle Connector
Varies based on application, but in general:
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LTC4313 Bus Buffer
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Observe PMBus and SPI with a Beagle
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Arduino Software Supported PC with USB
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Linduino One (DC2026A)
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USB cable
LINDUINO PSM FEATURES
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PROGRAMMING: REQUIRED SOFTWARE
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Arduino IDE
LTC Linduino Sketchbook (http://www.linear.com/solutions/Linduino) – See the QuickStart Tab
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A Library of Common PMBus Commands that Supports the Most Recent PMBus Features, Including
Group Protocol and Page Plus
Demonstration Sketches for the Linduino
Design files for this circuit board are available at
http://www.linear.com/demo/DC2294A
L, LT, LTC, LTM, Linear Technology and the Linear logo are registered trademarks and
Linduino is a trademark of Linear Technology Corporation. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
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FIRST STEPS
Figure 1. DC1962 (top), DC2026/DC2294A (middle) and Beagle (bottom). DC1962 and Beagle not included with DC2294A.
The DC1962 sketches are the starting point for becoming
familiar with the PMBus library.
6. In the Arduino IDE File menu, select: Sketchbook | User
Contributed | DC1962 | hello_world.
1. Make sure the Arduino preferences point to the correct Sketchbook as described in the Linduino Demo
Manual. http://www.linear.com/solutions/linduino.
7. Select the Serial port: Tools | Serial Port | COM#.
2. Be sure to complete the setup described on pages 4/5
of the Linduino Demo Manual to verify the proper
setup and operation of the serial port and the monitor
before proceeding.
3. Place the DC2294A Linduino Shield on the DC2026
Linduino. All the pins should go into the corresponding
sockets. Refer to Figure 1 for the correct orientation.
4. Connect the PC to the DC2026 using the supplied USB
cable.
5. Plug one end of the 12-pin ribbon cable into the corresponding 12-pin connector (J2) of the DC1962.
Plug the other end into the 12-pin connector of the
DC2294A Linduino Shield.
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8. Select the board: Tools | Board | Arduino Uno.
9. In the Arduino IDE File menu, upload the sketch to the
Linduino: File | Upload.
10.Open the Serial Monitor to begin the demo: Tools | Serial Monitor.
11.Set the baud rate to 115200 at the bottom right of the
window.
12.Set the termination to Carriage Return to the left of
the baud rate.
13.If you have a Total Phase Beagle sniffing tool, attach
it and observe the I2C/PMBus traffic produced by
this demo.
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DEMO SKETCH – DC1962 (POWERSTICK)
HELLO_WORLD SKETCH
The hello_world sketch demonstrates how to perform
basic PMBus commands. Upload the sketch and then
open the Serial Monitor (Refer to Page 2, Steps 6 and 7).
The main menu (Figure 2) demonstrates enabling/disabling
Packet Error Checking (PEC) communication, bus probing, and resetting the device. The Basic Commands menu
(Figure 3) demonstrates reading telemetry data (Figure 4),
altering voltage outputs, sequencing, and margining.
To operate the menu, enter a number on the command
line at the top of the window and press return. Stretching
the window vertically to see the results will help.
The hello_world sketch can be used as a template for new
sketches. Any standard PSM demo board may be used.
VIEWING PMBUS WITH THE BEAGLE
To observe PMBus traffic on the I2C bus, connect a Beagle
to the DC2294A as shown in Figure 1 and follow these steps:
1. Download the latest TotalPhase Data Center Software
and USB drivers from http://www.totalphase.com/
downloads/ and install them using the instructions
supplied by Total Phase. If you do not want to create
a Total Phase login and account, you can use an older
version of Data Center and USB driver.
2. Connect the PC to the Beagle with the supplied
USB cable.
3. Start Data Center, Connect Data Center to the Beagle
using the toolbar and start data collection with the
toolbar (refer to Beagle documentation).
4. Load the hello_world sketch and press 1 to get the
secondary menu, followed by a 1 to measure voltage
telemetry.
5. Look at the results in the Data Center menu.
6. Compare the PMBus traffic displayed in Data Center
with the code in the hello_world sketch and correlate
the observed behavior with the PMBus commands in
the code.
SUMMARY
The DC2026 Linduino, and DC2294A Linduino Shield, when
combined with a DC1962 demo board is an excellent way to
learn PMBus and prototype firmware in a safe environment
where nothing can be damaged. The PMBus library may
be ported into a commercial platform, or in some cases it
can be reused “as is” using the same ATmega processor
found on the Linduino. The software is fully compatible
with Arduino One and Arduino Mega 2560. The software
has also been used on a Galileo Gen 2 (see factory).
Linear Technology also has drivers for Linux (user mode)
and various RTOS application examples (see factory).
Have fun prototyping and if you need help, just call your
local Linear Technology Field Application Engineer. If
you make something cool and want to contribute to the
Linduino Sketchbook, also give us a call.
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DEMO SKETCH – DC1962C (POWERSTICK)
Figure 2. Main Menu
Figure 3. Basic Commands
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DEMO SKETCH – DC1962C (POWERSTICK)
Figure 4. Read All Voltages
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PARTS LIST
ITEM
QTY
REFERENCE
PART DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER/PART NUMBER
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1
C35
CAP CER, 0.1μF 16V 5% X7R 0603
MURATA, GRM188R71C104JA01D
2
4
R62, R63, R64, R65
RES 20kΩ 1/10W 1% 0603 SMD
PANASONIC, ERJ-3EKF2002V
3
1
JP1
CONN HEADER LOW-PRO 10POS GOLD
ASSMANN WSW COMPONENTS, AWHW-10G-0202-T
4
1
J2
CONN HEADER 12POS 2mm STR DL PCB
FCI, 98414-G06-12ULF 4 TBS
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1
U29
2-WIRE BUS BUFFERS WITH HIGH NOISE MARGIN
LINEAR, LTC4313IMS8-2#PBF
6
1
JP2
HEADER CONN 28POS 0.100" STR TIN
MOLEX, 90131-0134
7
1
J1-A
HEADER CONN 6POS 0.100" STR TIN
782-A000084
8
2
J1-B
HEADER CONN 8POS 0.100" STR TIN
782-A000085
9
1
J1-C
HEADER CONN 10POS 0.100" STR TIN
782-A000086
10
1
J1-D
HEADER CONN 6POS(2X3) 0.100" STR TIN
CON3DIL25
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SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
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Information furnished by Linear Technology Corporation is believed to be accurate and reliable.
However, no responsibility is assumed for its use. Linear Technology Corporation makes no representation that the interconnection of its circuits as described herein will not infringe on existing patent rights.
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DEMONSTRATION BOARD IMPORTANT NOTICE
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