Product Details

Demonstration Circuit 2836A is a dual-output PolyPhase® DC/DC synchronous step-down regulator with 4V to 20V input range featuring LT7182S. Each output can supply 6A continuous/9A maximum transient load current. LT7182S is a dual 6A monolithic step-down regulator utilizing second-generation Silent Switcher® technology to minimize EMI and reduce PCB layout sensitivity. It also integrates digital power system management function allowing for programmability and telemetry with a PMBus/I2C compliant serial interface. Please see LT7182S data sheet for more detailed information.

The demonstration circuit 2836A runs at 1MHz to minimize solution size. The peak efficiency at 12V input is 83.2% for 1.2V rail and 91.1% for 3.3V rail. The IC temperature rise is 70°C when both channels run at full load, 6A each, at 1MHz.

The demo board has EMI filters installed for both channels. The conducted and radiated EMI performances of the board (with EMI filters) are shown in Figure 2 of the demo manual. The red lines in Figure 2 are CISPR25 CLASS 5 limit.

DC2836A powers up to default settings and produces power based on configuration resistors without the need for any serial bus communication. This allows easy evaluation of the DC/DC converter. To fully explore the power system management features of the part, download the GUI software LTpowerPlay® onto your PC and use ADI’s I2C/SMBus/PMBus dongle DC1613A to connect to the board. LTpowerPlay allows the user to reconfigure the part on the fly and store the configuration in EEPROM, view telemetry of voltage, current, temperature and fault status.

GUI Download

The software can be downloaded from: LTpowerPlay 

The LT7182S data sheet gives a complete description of the part, operation and application information. The data sheet must be read in conjunction with the demo manual for DC2836A.

For more details and instructions of LTpowerPlay, please refer to LTpowerPlay GUI for LT7182S Quick Start Guide.

Documentation & Resources