Demonstration circuit 3082A-A features the LTM4681: the wide input and output voltage range, high efficiency and power density, high current PolyPhase® single output DC/DC step-down μModule® regulator with digital power system management. DC3082A-A is configured as 8-phase single output using 2 × LTM4681. The factory default input voltage is 12V typical, output voltage is 1V at 240A typical or 250A peak with recommended 400LFM forced airflow. The demo board output voltages can be adjusted from 0.6V to 1V. Programming the output voltages to any value that is greater than 1V, requires derating output current based on thermal derating curves provided in the data sheet of the LTM4681. Heat sink or other appropriate electronic cooling systems can also be used in conjunction with forced airflow to further optimize the output power when the output is on and loaded with maximum output current. The factory default switching frequency is preset at 350kHz typical. DC3082A-A comes with PMBus interface and digital power system management functions. An onboard 12-pin connector is available for users to connect the dongle DC1613A to the demo board, provides an easy way to communicate and program the part using LTpowerPlay® software development tool. LTpowerPlay software and I2C/PMBus/SMBus dongle DC1613A allows users to monitor real time telemetry of input and output voltages, input and output current, switching frequency, internal IC die temperatures, power stage component temperatures and fault logs. Programmable parameters include device address, output voltages, control loop compensation, switching frequency, phase interleaving, DCM or CCM Mode of operation, digital soft-start, sequencing, and time based shutdown, fault responses to input and output overvoltage, output overcurrent, IC die and power component overtemperatures.
The LTM4681 is available in a thermally enhanced, low profile 330-Lead (15mm × 22mm × 8.17mm) BGA package. It is recommended to read the data sheet and demo manual of LTM4681 prior to using or making any hardware changes to DC3082A-A.
LTpowerPlay software can be downloaded here.
USB to PMBus Controller Dongle DC1613A for use with LTpowerPlay is available here.
Documentation & Resources
DC3082A-A - Schematic3/30/20221 M
DC3082A-A - Demo Manual (Rev. 0)3/30/20222 M
DC3082A-A - Design Files3/30/2022ZIP12M
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