19-5149; Rev 0; 1/10 MAX15049 Evaluation Kit The MAX15049 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that demonstrates the capabilities of the MAX15049. The MAX15049 is a high-performance, triple-output synchronous buck controller with sequencing capability. The EV kit requires a 5V to 16V (12V, typ) DC input-voltage range for normal operation. The MAX15049 EV kit outputs are configured for 3.3V, 1.8V, and 1.2V. They provide a load current of 3A, 3A, and 6A, respectively. The EV kit’s switching frequency is set to 500kHz, but can be programmed up to 1.2MHz by replacing a resistor. The EV kit comes configured for sequencing (MAX15049) and is capable of prebias startup. The EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX15048 for tracking applications by changing a few components. The PGOOD logic signal output pad is provided for circuit monitoring. The MAX15049 EV kit comes with a MAX15049ETJ+ installed. To evaluate the MAX15048, contact the factory for samples of the pin-compatible MAX15048ETJ+. Features S Triple-Output Power Supply VOUT1 (3.3V, 3A) VOUT2 (1.8V, 3A) VOUT3 (1.2V, 6A) S 5.5V to 16V Input-Voltage Operation (Design Optimized for 12V Input) S Optional 4.5V to 5.5V Input-Voltage Operation S 500kHz Switching Frequency per Converter S Programmable Switching Frequency Up to 1.2MHz S Sequencing Operation (Tracking Possible with Component Changes) S PGOOD Power Monitoring S Small 1.5in x 1in Circuit Footprint S 92.8% Peak Efficiency for OUT1 S Fully Assembled and Tested Ordering Information PART TYPE MAX15049EVKIT+ EV Kit +Denotes lead(Pb)-free and RoHS compliant. Component List DESIGNATION QTY C1, C8, C9, C18, C19, C38 6 C2 C5, C7, C15, C17, C25, C26, C35 C6, C16 C10, C20 C11, C22 DESCRIPTION DESIGNATION QTY DESCRIPTION 22FF Q20%, 16V X5R ceramic capacitors (1206) Murata GRM31CR61C226M C12, C23, C30 3 22pF Q5%, 50V C0G ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM1555C1H220J 1 1FF Q10%, 16V X5R ceramic capacitor (0603) Murata GRM188R61C105K C13, C21, C32 3 1500pF Q10%, 50V X7R ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM155R71H152K 7 0.1FF Q10%, 16V X5R ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM155R61A104K C14, C24 0 Not installed, ceramic capacitors (0402) C27, C28 2 2 10FF Q10%, 16V X5R ceramic capacitors (0805) Murata GRM21BR61C106K 100FF Q20%, 6.3V X5R ceramic capacitors (1210) Murata GRM32ER60J107M C29 1 2 0.1FF Q10%, 16V X7R ceramic capacitors (0603) Murata GRM188R71C104K 220pF Q10%, 10V X7R ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM155R61A103K C31 1 2 330pF Q5% 50V C0G ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM1555C1H331J 680pF Q10%, 50V X7R ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM155R71H681K ________________________________________________________________ Maxim Integrated Products 1 For pricing, delivery, and ordering information, please contact Maxim Direct at 1-888-629-4642, or visit Maxim’s website at www.maxim-ic.com. Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 General Description Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 MAX15049 Evaluation Kit Component List (continued) DESIGNATION QTY C33 C34 C36, C37, C39 DESCRIPTION 1 1FF Q10%, 6.3V X5R ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM155R60J105K 1 2.2FF Q20%, 6.3V X5R ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM155R60J225M 3 DESIGNATION QTY R1, R7, R13 3 0I Q5% resistors (0402) R2, R8, R19 0 Not installed, resistors (0402) R3, R9, R16, R18 4 24.9kI Q1% resistors (0402) R4, R10, R17 3 15kI Q1% resistors (0402) R5, R11 2 1kI Q1% resistors (0402) R6 1 5.49kI Q1% resistor (0402) R12 1 12.4kI Q1% resistor (0402) R14 1 20I Q5% resistor (0402) R15 1 499I Q1% resistor (0402) R20 1 2.2I Q5% resistor (0402) R21 1 39.2kI Q1% resistor (0402) R22 1 20kI Q5% resistor (0402) R23, R24, R28 3 10kI Q1% resistors (0402) R25 1 4.99kI Q1% resistor (0402) 1000pF Q10%, 50V X7R ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM155R71H102K DESCRIPTION EN1, EN2, EN3, PGOOD, REG, SGND 6 1-pin headers JU1 0 Not installed, 2-pin header L1, L2 2 3.3FH, 7A, 26mI inductors Vishay IHLP2525CZER3R3M07 L3 1 1FH, 14.1A, 7.1mI inductor TDK SPM6530T-1R0M120 R26 1 2.49kI Q1% resistor (0402) R27 1 59kI Q1% resistor (0402) 30V dual n-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs (MLP) Fairchild FDMC8200 R29 0 Not installed, resistor (0603) U1 1 Triple-output buck controller (32 TQFN–EP*) Maxim MAX15049ETJ+ — 1 PCB: MAX15049 EVALUATION KIT+ N1, N2 2 N3 1 9.1A/11A, 30V dual n-channel MOSFET (SO8) International Rectifier IRF7907PbF *EP = Exposed pad. Component Suppliers SUPPLIER PHONE WEBSITE Fairchild Semiconductor 888-522-5372 www.fairchildsemi.com International Rectifier 310-322-3331 www.irf.com Murata Electronics North America, Inc. 770-436-1300 www.murata-northamerica.com TDK Corp. 847-803-6100 www.component.tdk.com Vishay 402-563-6866 www.vishay.com Note: Indicate that you are using the MAX15049 when contacting these component suppliers. 2 _______________________________________________________________________________________ MAX15049 Evaluation Kit MAX15049 EV kit • 12V, 10A power supply • Four voltmeters Detailed Description of Hardware Required Equipment The MAX15049 EV kit is a fully assembled and tested PCB that demonstrates the MAX15049, which integrates three high-performance PWM switching stepdown DC-DC controllers. The EV kit circuit operates over the input-voltage range of 4.7V to 16V. The three outputs are configured for 3.3V, 1.8V, and 1.2V and can provide 3A, 3A, and 6A, respectively. The EV kit outputs operate in sequencing mode during startup and the three outputs operate 120 degrees out of phase. The EV kit outputs can start into prebiased loads. The EV kit switching frequency is set to 500kHz with resistor R21. The switching frequency can be programmed from 200kHz to 1.2MHz by replacing this resistor. The EV kit has a PGOOD output pad to indicate that all outputs have reached their steady-state values. The EV kit PCB is designed in four layers and 2oz copper for optimum performance. Procedure The MAX15049 EV kit is fully assembled and tested. Follow the steps below to verify board operation. Caution: Do not turn on the power supply until all connections are completed. 1) Verify that U1 is installed on the bottom side of the PCB. 2) Connect the positive terminal of voltmeter 1 (VM1) to the OUT1 pad. Connect the negative terminal of VM1 to the GND1 pad. 3) Connect the positive terminal of voltmeter 2 (VM2) to the OUT2 pad. Connect the negative terminal of VM2 to the GND2 pad. 4) Connect the positive terminal of voltmeter 3 (VM3) to the OUT3 pad. Connect the negative terminal of VM3 to the GND3 pad. 5) Connect the positive terminal of voltmeter 4 (VM4) to PGOOD (TP8) and the negative terminal to the PGND pad. Input Source The MAX15049 EV kit is configured for normal operation with an input power source of 4.7V to 16V and design optimized for a 12V input voltage. The upper inputvoltage limit can be raised to 23V by replacing capacitors C1, C2, C6, C16, and C38 with higher voltage-rated capacitors. The EV kit circuit requires a minimum 4.7V input voltage to start the power MOSFET switching. MAX15049 Bias Input 8) Turn on the power supply. The MAX15049 EV kit features an option to select the bias input for the MAX15049 when configuring the EV kit to operate with an input source less than 4.7V. Jumper JU1 shorts the input-voltage source for the MAX15049 to the controller REG pin. Without JU1 installed, the inputvoltage range in this configuration is 4.7V to 16V. 9) Verify that the VOUT1, VOUT2, and VOUT3 outputs measure 3.3V, 1.8V, and 1.2V, respectively. When operating the MAX15049 EV kit with a supply between 4.5V to 5.5V, install jumper JU1. 6) Set the power supply to 12V and disable the output. 7) Connect the positive terminal of the power supply to the VIN pad. Connect the negative terminal of the power supply to the PGND pad. 10) Verify that PGOOD measures approximately 5V. 11) The EV kit is now ready for load testing. Use the respective OUT_ connector load points for highcurrent load testing. Table 1. MAX15049 Bias Input Configuration (JU1) SHUNT POSITION MAX15049 IN PIN MAX15049 EV KIT INPUT RANGE (V) Installed Connected to REG 4.5 to 5.5 Not installed Connected to VIN 4.7 to 16 _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3 Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 • Quick Start Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 MAX15049 Evaluation Kit Triple Outputs The MAX15049 EV kit’s three outputs are configured to different voltages. The bottom side of the PCB contains the IC and the feedback and compensation components. The top side of the PCB contains the input/output capacitors, inductors, and FETs. OUT1 is configured to 3.3V with resistors R3 and R6 and can supply up to 3A. OUT2 is configured to 1.8V with resistors R9 and R12 and can supply up to 3A. OUT3 is configured to 1.2V with resistors R16 and R18 and can supply up to 6A. The output voltage for each output can be reconfigured between 0.6V and 3.3V by replacing the respective feedback resistors. Refer to the Type III: Compensation When ƒCO < ƒZERO, ESR section in the MAX15048/MAX15049 IC data sheet for instructions on selecting new resistor values for the respective outputs. Also, refer to the Inductor Selection and Input-Capacitor Selection sections in the IC data sheet to verify other component replacements for proper operation when changing the output voltage. Current Limit The MAX15049 EV kit uses the low-side MOSFET DC on resistance (RDSON) for valley current sensing. The current-limit threshold is 69mV internally set inside the MAX15049. The MAX15049 compares the voltage across the low-side MOSFET (RDSON) with the internal threshold to incorporate the current limit. OUT1 and OUT2 use the FDMC8200 FET with a low-side RDSON of 9.5mI (typ) and 13.5mI (max). The current-limit threshold is 69mV (typ) and the output current limit calculated is approximately 6A. The IRF7907 FET has similar characteristics with a 9.1mI (typ) and 13.7mI (max) RDSON and therefore, a similar current limit. Switching Frequency The MAX15049 PWM switching frequency is set to approximately 500kHz with resistor R21 (39.2kI). Replace resistor R21 with a new resistor value to progam the switching frequency between 200kHz and 1.2MHz. Use the following equation to choose the appropriate resistor value to reconfigure the switching frequency (fSW): fSW (kHz) = 12.8 × R21 (kΩ) Evaluating the MAX15048 (Tracking) The MAX15049 EV kit comes configured for sequencing. The EV kit can also evaluate the MAX15048 for tracking applications. The MAX15049 IC must be replaced with the MAX15048. It also requires modification at EN2 (pin 9) and EN3 (pin 24) for tracking operation with the MAX15048. Refer to the MAX15048 Coincident/ Ratiometric Tracking (EN_) section in the MAX15048/ MAX15049 IC data sheet to calculate the proper values for resistors R23–R26 and R29. PGOOD Status Output The MAX15049 EV kit provides a PGOOD logic output to indicate the regulation state of OUT1, OUT2, and OUT3. A logic-low at TP8 (PGOOD test point) indicates that one of the output voltages has dropped below 92% of its regulation voltage. Individual EN_ Input The MAX15049 EV kit provides an individual enable test point for each output. The EV kit comes configured for sequencing and connections so the enable test points are not needed. To disable sequencing and externally control each output, remove the sequencing components (R23–R28) and apply a voltage on the EN_ test point. 4 _______________________________________________________________________________________ MAX15049 Evaluation Kit Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 Figure 1. MAX15049 EV Kit Schematic _______________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 MAX15049 Evaluation Kit 1.0” Figure 2. MAX15049 EV Kit Component Placement Guide— Component Side 1.0” Figure 3. MAX15049 EV Kit PCB Layout—Component Side 1.0” Figure 4. MAX15049 EV Kit PCB Layout—Layer 2 (Ground Layer) 6 _______________________________________________________________________________________ MAX15049 Evaluation Kit Figure 5. MAX15049 EV Kit PCB Layout—Layer 3 (Power Layer) Evaluates: MAX15048/MAX15049 1.0” 1.0” Figure 6. MAX15049 EV Kit PCB Layout—Solder Side 1.0” Figure 7. MAX15049 EV Kit Component Placement Guide— Solder Side Maxim cannot assume responsibility for use of any circuitry other than circuitry entirely embodied in a Maxim product. No circuit patent licenses are implied. Maxim reserves the right to change the circuitry and specifications without notice at any time. Maxim Integrated Products, 120 San Gabriel Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 408-737-7600 © 2010 Maxim Integrated Products 7 Maxim is a registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.