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Powering the Zynq Evaluation and Development Board (ZedBoard)

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Description

Introduction

This fully tested reference design provides a complete solution for powering the Xilinx® Zynq® Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). The board was developed by Avnet and Digilent in close collaboration with Xilinx and Maxim. The Zynq device requires nine unique power supply rails (Table 1).

Table 1. Power Rail Descriptions

Symbol Description Output Voltage Current Maxim Solution
VCCODDR Processing system DDR I/O supply voltage 1.5V 1.5A MAX15021
VCCINT Programmable logic (PL) internal supply voltage 1.0V 1.3A
Adjustable VCCO Power supply for I/O banks 3.3V/2.5V/1.8V 2A MAX15021
VCCO Power supply for I/O banks 3.3V 3A
VCCAUX PL auxiliary supply voltage 1.8V 0.8A MAX15053
VCCADC XADC supply 1.8V 150mA MAX1983
VREFP External reference voltage for XADC 1.25V 5mA MAX6037A
VTT DDR3 termination supply 0.75V 1A MAX1510
VCC5V0 5V power supply from 12V 5V 6A MAX8686

C connector, and other devices on the board. This is done using two MAX15021 dual-output monolithic synchronous pulse-width modulation (PWM) step-down regulators, oneMAX15053 high-efficiency synchronous step-down regulator, the MAX1983 low-dropout linear regulator, the MAX6037A reference voltage, the MAX1510 low-voltage DDR linear regulator, and the MAX8686 monolithic synchronous step-down regulator. Customers who can use 5V as VIN do not need the MAX8686 in their designs. All devices can be sequenced at power-up, as indicated in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Block diagram of the Zynq power architecture.
Figure 1. Block diagram of the Zynq power architecture.

These point-of-load (POL) regulators were chosen for this design due to their accuracy, small size, and ease of use. Avnet considered solutions from a number of competitive power IC suppliers and chose Maxim for its ideal fit in technical capability, ease of use, and solution cost to meet Zynq EPP power requirements. The MAX15021 dual monolithic synchronous step-down converter is capable of providing up to 4A and 2A from a 5mm x 5mm package. The MAX15053 monolithic synchronous step-down converter can provide up to 2A with very low on-resistance internal MOSFETs. The MAX1983 low-dropout linear regulator can provide up to 300mA, the MAX1510 low-voltage DDR linear regulator, the MAX6037A 0.2% high-accuracy voltage reference and the MAX8686 monolithic synchronous step-down converter are capable of providing up to 25A.

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Designed, Built, Tested

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

 

Maxim Devices (6)

Part Number Name Product Family Order Design kits and evaluation modules
MAX8686 Single/Multiphase, Step-Down, DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 25A Per Phase Switching Regulators Buy Now Design Kits
MAX1510 Low-Voltage DDR Linear Regulators Linear Regulators (LDOs) Buy Now Design Kits
MAX6037A Low-Power, Fixed and Adjustable Reference with Shutdown in SOT23 Voltage References Buy Now Not Available
MAX1983 Low-Voltage, Low-Dropout Linear Regulators with External Bias Supply Linear Regulators (LDOs) Buy Now Design Kits
MAX15053 High-Efficiency, 2A, Current-Mode Synchronous, Step-Down Switching Regulator Switching Regulators Buy Now Design Kits
MAX15021 Dual, 4A/2A, 4MHz, Step-Down DC-DC Regulator with Tracking/Sequencing Capability Switching Regulators Buy Now Not Available

Maxim Devices (6)

Part Number Product Family
Switching Regulators
Single/Multiphase, Step-Down, DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 25A Per Phase
Linear Regulators (LDOs)
Low-Voltage DDR Linear Regulators
Voltage References
Low-Power, Fixed and Adjustable Reference with Shutdown in SOT23
Not Available
Linear Regulators (LDOs)
Low-Voltage, Low-Dropout Linear Regulators with External Bias Supply
Switching Regulators
High-Efficiency, 2A, Current-Mode Synchronous, Step-Down Switching Regulator
Switching Regulators
Dual, 4A/2A, 4MHz, Step-Down DC-DC Regulator with Tracking/Sequencing Capability
Not Available

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