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MAX5963EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX5963

Product Details

Key Features

Simplified Block Diagram

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Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX5963 Mar 26, 2009

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Key Features

  • Safely Hot Swaps 7.5V to 40V Power Supplies
  • Low-Voltage-Drop Power-Supply ORing
  • Demonstrates Active-Current-Limit and Circuit-Breaker Features
  • Programmable Current-Limit and Circuit-Breaker Timers
  • Programmable Output-Load Current Limit
  • Demonstrates Fast Current-Limit Response Time
  • Evaluates Late Vg Protection Feature
  • Demonstrates Latchoff and Autoretry Fault Management
  • Overcurrent Acive-Low FAULT Output Status LED Indicators
  • Surface-Mount Construction
  • Lead(Pb)-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Applications/Uses

  • Base-Station Line Cards
  • Blade Servers
  • FireWire Desktops/Notebook Ports
  • FireWire Hubs
  • Network Switches/Routers

Description

The MAX5963 evaluation kit (EV kit) circuit demonstrates the dual hot-swap, current-limit/circuit-breaker, and ORing functions of the MAX5963 controller. The MAX5963 EV kit operates from a 7.5V to 40V DC source. The MAX5963 controls three separate dual n-channel MOSFETs to regulate load current from an input power supply providing up to 2A, and performs low-voltage-drop power-supply ORing for two independent outputs.

The MAX5963 EV kit features several jumpers to evaluate different configurations of the MAX5963. The output current-limit threshold, current-limit timeout period, circuit-breaker threshold and timeout period, ORing threshold, and fault-management features are programmable. Shutdown mode is controlled with on-board jumpers or user-supplied external logic signals. Active-low FAULT output signals are also provided for fault-condition monitoring. The EV kit circuit is configurable for evaluating the MAX5963 latchoff or autoretry function and late Vg protection feature.

Simplified Block Diagram

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX5963 Mar 26, 2009

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