Features and Benefits
- Quad Outputs, Dual 12A and Dual 5A, Step-Down μModule® Regulator with Digital Interface
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 15V
- Dual 12A DC Output From 0.6V to 3.3V
- Dual 5A DC Output From 0.6V to 5.5V
- ±0.5% Total Output Voltage Regulation with Servo
- ±5% Current Readback Accuracy in 12A Channels
- 400kHz PMBus-Compliant I2C Serial Interface
- Integrated 16-Bit ΔΣ ADC
- Accurate Monitoring Input and Four Output Voltages, Currents, and Temperatures
- Digital Programmable Output Voltage Trim, Sequencing and Margining for Each Channel
- Manage Faults and Warnings
- Onboard EEPROM Fault Log Record
- Dual True Differential Sensing Amplifier
- Parallelable Output for Higher Output Current
- Drop-In Pin Compatible with Quad Output LTM4671 Non-PSM μModule Regulator
- 16mm × 16mm × 4.72mm BGA Package
The LTM4673 is a quad output, dual 12A and dual 5A, switching mode DC/DC step-down μModule (powermodule) regulator integrated with 4-channel Power System Manager used to sequence, trim (servo), margin, supervise, manage faults, provide telemetry, and create fault logs. Operating over an input voltage range of 4.5V to 15V, the LTM4673 supports an output voltage range of 0.6V to 3.3V for 12A channels and 0.6V to 5.5V for 5A channels. Only bulk input and output capacitors are needed.
The LTM4673’s 2-wire serial interface allows outputs to be precisely margined, tuned and programmable sequenced up and down. An internal 16-bit ADC monitors and supervises input and all four output voltages, currents and temperatures. Faults can be programmed for overcurrent and undercurrent, voltage and temperature threshold limits for four output channels as well as over and undervoltage for the input.
The LTM4673 is offered in a 16mm × 16mm × 4.72mm BGA package with RoHS compliant terminal finish.
- Telecom, Networking and Industrial Equipment
- Multi-Rail Point of Load Regulation
- FPGAs, DSPs and ASICs Application
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Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit 2810A features the LTM4673: the wide input and output voltage range, high efficiency and power density, quad output DC/DC step-down μModule® regulator with Digital Interface for control and monitoring. The DC2810A default input voltage range is 4.5V to 15V. However, if VIN is lower than 4.5V, minor modification to certain existing onboard components is required. Please refer to Step 8: Operation at VIN ≤ 4.5V in Quick Start Procedure section. The factory default output voltages are VOUT0 = 1V, VOUT3 = 0.9V at 12A per channel; VOUT1 = 1.2V, VOUT2 = 1.8V at 5A per channel. The DC2810A output voltages can be adjusted from 0.6V up to 3.3V for channel 0 and channel 3 and from 0.6V to 5.5V for channel 1 and channel 2. The default switching frequencies are 600kHz for channel 0 and channel 3 and 1MHz for channel 1 and channel 2. Forced airflow and heatsink might also be used to further optimize the output power when all output rails are on and fully loaded. Programming the output voltages to values greater than 1.8V, may require derating output current based on thermal derating curves provided in the data sheet of the LTM4673. The DC2810A 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 DC2810A and 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, internal IC die temperatures, and fault logs.
The LTM4673 is available in a thermally enhanced, low profile, 361-Lead (16mm × 16mm × 4.72mm) BGA package. It is recommended to read the data sheet and demo manual of LTM4673 prior to use or making any hardware changes to DC2810A.
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