12-/8-Channel EEPROM-Programmable System Managers with Nonvolatile Fault Registers

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Most Integrated, 12-/8-Channel System-Management ICs with NV Fault Monitoring

Part Details
  • Operates from 3V to 14V
  • 1% Accurate 10-Bit ADC Monitors 12/8 Inputs
  • 12/8 Monitored Inputs with 1 Overvoltage/1 Undervoltage/1 Selectable Limit
  • 12/8 8-Bit DAC Outputs for Margining or Voltage Adjustments
  • Nonvolatile Fault Event Logger
  • Power-Up and Power-Down Sequencing Capability
  • 12/8 Outputs for Sequencing/Power-Good Indicators
  • Closed-Loop Tracking for Up to Four Channels
  • Two Programmable Fault Outputs and One Reset Output
  • Six General-Purpose Input/Outputs Configurable as:
    • Dedicated Fault Output
    • Watchdog Timer Function
    • Manual Reset
    • Margin Enable Input
  • I²C (with Timeout) and JTAG Interface
  • EEPROM-Configurable Time Delays, Thresholds, and DAC Outputs
  • 100 Bytes of Internal User EEPROM
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature Range
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The MAX16046/MAX16048 EEPROM-configurable system managers monitor, sequence, track, and margin multiple system voltages. The MAX16046 manages up to twelve system voltages simultaneously, and the MAX16048 manages up to eight supply voltages. These devices integrate an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for monitoring supply voltages, digital-to-analog converters (DAC) for adjusting supply voltages, and configurable outputs for sequencing and tracking supplies (during power-up and power-down). Nonvolatile EEPROM registers are configurable for storing upper and lower voltage limits, setting timing and sequencing requirements, and for storing critical fault data for readback following failures.

An internal 1% accurate 10-bit ADC measures each input and compares the result to one upper, one lower, and one selectable upper or lower limit. A fault signal asserts when a monitored voltage falls outside the set limits. Up to three independent fault output signals are configurable to assert under various fault conditions.

The integrated sequencer/tracker allows precise control over the power-up and power-down order of up to twelve (MAX16046) or up to eight (MAX16048) power supplies. Four channels (EN_OUT1–EN_OUT4) support closed-loop tracking using external series MOSFETs. Six outputs (EN_OUT1–EN_OUT6) are configurable with charge-pump outputs to directly drive MOSFETs without closed-loop tracking.

The MAX16046/MAX16048 include twelve/eight integrated 8-bit DAC outputs for margining power supplies when connected to the trim input of a point-of-load (POL) module.

The MAX16046/MAX16048 include six programmable general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs). GPIOs are EEPROM configurable as dedicated fault outputs, as a watchdog input or output (WDI/WDO), as a manual reset (active-low MR), or for margin control inputs.

The MAX16046/MAX16048 feature two methods of fault management for recording information during system shutdown events. The fault logger records a failure in the internal EEPROM and sets a lock bit protecting the stored fault data from accidental erasure.

An I²C or a JTAG serial interface configures the MAX16046/MAX16048. These devices are offered in a 56-pin 8mm x 8mm TQFN package or a 64-pin 10mm x 10mm TQFP package and are fully specified from -40°C to +85°C.


  • Networking/Telecom
  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Workstations

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Evaluation Kit

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Evaluation Kit for the MAX16046



Evaluation Kit for the MAX16046

Evaluation Kit for the MAX16046

Features and Benefits

  • USB Interface to Host PC
  • Easy-to-Use GUI Software
  • On-Board LDO Regulators and Tracking FETs
  • Convenient Test Points and Headers for Easy Evaluation

Product Detail

The MAX16046 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven printed-circuit board (PCB) layout that facilitates evaluation of the MAX16046 EEPROM-based sequencer/monitor/marginer with nonvolatile fault memory. This EV kit is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount board.

The EV kit includes an on-board USB-to-JTAG and I²C interface facilitating communications between the host PC and the MAX16046. Two LDO regulators and two tracking FETs make it easy to evaluate the sequencing, monitoring, and margining functionality of the MAX16046. External connections are also provided to facilitate connection to an external application circuit.

This EV kit data sheet assumes basic familiarity with the MAX16046. Refer to the MAX16046/MAX16048 data sheet for more detailed information.


  • Networking/Telecom
  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Workstations

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