Evaluation Kit for the MAX77958/MAX77962

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The MAX77958 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that demonstrates the MAX77958 Standalone USB Type-C and Power Delivery Controller.

The EV kit enables easy evaluation of the following features:

  • USB Type-C Detection/PD Communication (See Table 1 for Acronyms)
    • Power Role (Sink and Source), Data Role (UFP and DFP) detection
    • PD Adapter Detection and PD Communication
    • Integrated VCONN Switch with OCP
    • Power/Data Role Swap
    • PPS (with PD Adapter Supporting PPS)
    • Audio and Debug Accessory Sink/Source Mode
    • Vendor Defined Message
  • BC1.2 Legacy Charger Detection: SDP, CDP, DCP and DCD Timeout
  • I2C Master to Control Companion IC.
  • 9 Configurable GPIOs

The EV kit contains a MAX77962 charger to demonstrate the I2C master feature of the MAX77958. The MAX77962 is a buck-boost charger for 2S Li+ battery application and is capable of 3.5V to 23V input voltage, with a maximum programmable fast charging current of 3.2A.

The MAX16904 a buck converter is installed on the EV kit to provide 5V to VCONN pin. The MAX77958 uses GPIO2 to enable the buck converter when the MAX77958 is in SOURCE Power Role.

A Micro-B USB cable is included in the package to serve as the interface from a USB port on a Windows® PC to the slave I2C port on the MAX77958. A Windows based software provides a user-friendly interface to exercise the features of the MAX77958.

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Key Features

  • High Voltage VBUS Range
  • Short to VBUS Protection on CC Pins
  • Type-C Support and USB-PD Support
    • Mode configuration: DFP/UFP/DRP
    • Type-C rev1.3 and PD3.0 Compatible
    • Cable Orientation and Power Role Detection
    • Integrated VCONN Switch with OCP
    • Support Try.Snk State
    • Support Audio
    • Support Debug Accessory Sink/Source Mode
    • FRS (Fast Role Swap) Initial Sink Support
    • PPS (Programmable Power Supply) Sink Support
  • Support BC1.2 Legacy/Proprietary Charger Detection
    • Integrated D+/D- Switches
  • MTP Memory for Storing Custom Configuration
  • Moisture Detection and Corrosion Prevention
  • Customization Script
  • I2C Programmable Configuration
  • I2C Master to Control External Charger or DC-DC Converter IC
  • 9 Configurable GPIOs (GPIO6 for SID)
    • External SuperSpeed Mux/Detection/IRQ
    • EN/DISABLE External Power or FETs
  • On-Board I2C Interface
  • Windows 10 Compatible
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
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