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A Five-Channel (Three +V and Two -V) Hot-Swap Reference Design

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Description

Introduction

This five-channel circuit provides hot-swap functions for three positive-voltage circuits and for two negative-voltage circuits, though it employs only a single MAX5927A four-channel hot-swap controller. The Figure 1 circuit meets the following load and power-sequencing requirements:

  • Ch1 = +3.3V at 2A (circuit breaker at ≥ 3A)
  • Ch2 = +5V at 1.6A (circuit breaker at ≥ 2.4A)
  • Ch3 = +12V at 2A (circuit breaker at ≥ 3A)
  • Ch4 = -12V at 150mA (no circuit-breaker action)
  • Ch5 = -5V at 50mA (no circuit-breaker action)
  • Startup timing is such that channels 2 (+5V) and 3 (+12V) begin to turn on as soon as active-low CARD_PRESENT goes low. STAT2 and STAT3 go active-high 10.8ms after active-low CARD_PRESENT goes low.
  • Channel 1 (+3.3V) turn-on is delayed by 11.8ms from channels 2 and 3. STAT1 goes high 10.8ms after channel 1 begins to turn on.
  • Turn-on of channels 4 (-12V) and 5 (-5V) is delayed by 27.8ms from channels 2 and 3. STAT4 goes high 10.8ms after channels 4 and 5 begin to turn on.
  • Latching fault management. If any of channels 1 through 3 experiences a fault, all channels will shut down until active-low CARD_PRESENT is cycled off and on.

Figure 1. This five-channel hot-swap circuit controls three positive-voltage and two negative-voltage channels.
Figure 1. This five-channel hot-swap circuit controls three positive-voltage and two negative-voltage channels.

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Designed, Built, Tested

Board pictured here has been fully assembled and tested. Not available for sale.

 

Maxim Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family Order Design kits and evaluation modules
MAX5927 Low-Voltage, Quad, Hot-Swap Controllers/Power Sequencers Hot-Swap ICs Buy Now Not Available
MAX5927A Low-Voltage, Quad, Hot-Swap Controllers/Power Sequencers Power Buy Now Not Available

Maxim Devices (2)

Part Number Product Family
Hot-Swap ICs
Low-Voltage, Quad, Hot-Swap Controllers/Power Sequencers
Not Available
Power
Low-Voltage, Quad, Hot-Swap Controllers/Power Sequencers
Not Available

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