Features and Benefits
- Time and Event Based Sequencing
- 12 Programmable Undervoltage (UV) and Overvoltage (OV) Comparators: ±0.75% Accuracy
- I2C/SMBus Interface
- Stalled Power Supply Detection
- Single Wire Synchronization Allows Controller Expansion to 50 Devices (300 Power Supplies)
- Configuration and Fault Logging in EEPROM
- EEPROM Specified Over Entire Temperature Range, Rated to 125°C, 10k Writes, 20yr Retention
- Supported by LTpowerPlay® GUI
- Fault and System Status Registers
- Reset Output with Programmable Delay
- Wide Input Supply Voltage Range: 2.9V to 16.5V
- 28-Lead QFN (5mm × 6mm) Package
The LTC2937 is a 6-channel power supply sequencer and voltage supervisor. Supplies are enabled or disabled with precise user controlled order and time spacing. To detect power supply output faults during sequencing and monitoring, the LTC2937 accurately monitors supply turn-on/-off delays and output voltage levels. In the event of a fault, response actions include complete power supply shutdown and optional restarts. Root cause of power faults are logged to EEPROM. For systems with high supply count, a simple single wire connection between multiple LTC2937 devices allows sequencing expansion to 300 supplies. After successful sequencing and supply voltage stabilization, the reset output pulls high to initiate microprocessor or other system activity. To accommodate supply margin testing, the reset output can be disabled. Upon supply turn-off, integrated current sources are available as needed to discharge slowly decaying supplies. Configuration EEPROM supports autonomous operation without software.
- Network Servers
- Data Storage Systems
- Telecom Equipment
- High Availability Computer Systems
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (2)
Demonstration circuit 2313A showcases the LTC2937, a programmable six channel power supply sequencer and voltage supervisor.
The LTC2937 provides flexible sequence control for up to six power supplies. It enables and disables the supplies with configurable sequence order and time delays, monitors the supplies for power-up and power-down time, and for overvoltage and undervoltage. It cooperates with other LTC2937 parts in the system to coordinate power sequencing activities. It provides flexible fault response to autonomously supervise the power supplies, and powerful debug tools to diagnose any problem that causes a power- supply fault. It holds configuration in non-volatile EEPROM for completely automatic power system supervision.
The DC2347A contains only those functions necessary to safely program and verify the LTC2937 configuration EEPROM. It serves no other purpose. The DC2347A holds the LTC2937 in a clamshell socket for convenient access and replacement of parts. The LTpowerPlay™ GUI software, running on a PC, provides a simple interface to program and verify the EEPROM with a user supplied configuration.
Tools & Simulations
Linduino is Analog Devices’ Arduino compatible system for developing and distributing firmware libraries and example code for our integrated circuits.
Design Notes (1)
LT Journal (1)
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