Features and Benefits

  • Input voltage range: 7 V to 14 V
  • Output voltage VOUT Max output current: 400 A
  • Number of phases: 8
  • Current sense
  • Temperature monitor
  • PM bus compliant with digital power system management

Product Details

Demonstration circuit DC2888A-A/DC2888A-B is an 8-phase single- output, high efficiency, high density, synchronous buck converter with 7 V to 14 V input range. The output can supply up to 400 A maximum load current. The demo board showcases one LTC3888/LTC3888-1 working with eight LTC7051. The LTC3888/ LTC3888-1 is a PMBus-compliant dual loop 8-phase step-down DC/DC controller with digital power system management. LTC7051 is an integrated smart power stage with current sense and temperature monitor. Refer to the LTC3888/LTC3888-1 and LTC7051 data sheets for detailed information.

DC2888A-A/DC2888A-B 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 extensive power system management features of the part, download the GUI software LTpowerPlay ™ on your PC and use Analog Devices' I2C/SMBus/PMBus dongle DC1613A to connect to the board. LTpowerPlay allows to reconfigure the part on the fly and store the configuration in electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), and view the telemetry of voltage, current, temperature, and fault status.

Getting Started

  • DC power supplies
  • Multimeters for voltage and current measurements
  • Electronic load or resistive loads
  • DC1613A (USB to I2C/PMBUS dongle)
  • Oscilloscope
  • Function generator or alternative digital driver