Top

MAX5079EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX5079

Product Details

Key Features

Applications/Uses

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX5079 Jun 08, 2005

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal .

Key Features

  • N+1 Redundant System for a 3V to 13.2V Bus (1V Circuit Operation with Reconfiguration)
  • Eliminates ORing Diode Power Dissipation
  • Adjustable Reverse-Voltage-Detection Threshold
  • Adjustable Undervoltage Threshold (Configured to 3.0V)
  • Adjustable Overvoltage Threshold (Configured to 13.2V)
  • OVP_ and PGOOD_ Status Indicators
  • Supports Up to 20A of Load Current
  • Simulates Catastrophic Fault Conditions at the Inputs
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Applications/Uses

  • Base-Station Line Cards
  • N+1 Redundant Power Systems
  • Networking Line Cards
  • Paralleled DC-DC Converter Modules
  • RAID
  • Servers

Description

The MAX5079 evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the functionality of the MAX5079 ORing MOSFET controller in a parallel-connected power-supply system. The EV kit circuit is configured to connect two power supplies in parallel using ORing MOSFETs to simulate a fault condition, and to depict the isolation of the bus during the fault condition. The EV kit is configured for 3.0V to 12.6V input operation. The external undervoltage-lockout threshold is configured to 3.0V, and the overvoltage threshold is configured to 13.2V. Operation down to 1V is possible with circuit reconfiguration and an additional auxiliary power supply. The MAX5079 controller, along with an n-channel MOSFET, provides the functionality of a diode with an extremely low forward-voltage drop.

The MAX5079 controllers on the EV kit monitor the respective input voltages at VIN1 and VIN2 with respect to the power bus voltage VBUS. When the VIN_ voltage rises above the VBUS voltage, the MOSFET is quickly turned on. If either VIN_ power-supply voltage falls below VBUS, the MAX5079 discharges the MOSFET gate with 2A (typ) sink current and turns off the MOSFET within 200ns (typ), effectively isolating the bus.

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX5079 Jun 08, 2005

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal .