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MAX8973AEVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX8973A

Product Details

Key Features

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Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX8973A Apr 30, 2020

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Sampling:
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Key Features

  • Sense Points for High-Accuracy Measurements
  • Test Points and Jumpers for Enable, DVS, and BIAS Enable
  • Option to Enable Output Voltage Remote Sensing
  • On-Board Electronic Load to Evaluate Static or Transient Load Up to 10A
  • User Can Evaluate Preprogrammed Settings Without I2C Interface

    Applications/Uses

    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • Ultrabooks

    Description

    The MAX8973A evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that demonstrates the MAX8973A. The EV kit allows for easy evaluation of each MAX8973A features.

    The MAX8973A is a high-efficiency, three-phase, DC-DC step-down switching regulator that delivers up to 9A of output current in a compact footprint with excellent transient response. Each phase operates at a 2MHz fixed frequency, allowing the use of small magnetic components. Maxim Integrated’s proprietary Rotational Phase Spreading algorithm optimizes efficiency at low output currents. Software-selectable forced-PWM mode allows either fixed-frequency operation, or improved efficiency at light load with a variable frequency in skip mode. The triple- inductor architecture reduces the size of the external components while providing the benefit of ripple current cancellation. An I2C 3.0-compatible serial interface, supporting clock rates up to 3.4MHz, controls key regulator parameters such as output voltage, output slew rate, and on/off control. An EN input enables and disables the output, while a DVS pin selects two different output voltages without relying on the serial interface. MAX8973A fully differential remote sense ensures precise DC regulation at the point of load.

    Windows® based software provides a user-friendly interface to exercise the features of the MAX8973A. This software offers a graphical user interface (GUI) as well as a register-based interface.

    Simplified Block Diagram

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    Technical Docs

    Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX8973A Apr 30, 2020

    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 .

    Sampling:
    Selecting the Sample button above will redirect to the third-party ADI Sample Site. The part selected will carry over to your cart on this site once logged in. Please create a new account there if you have never used the site before. Contact SampleSupport@analog.com with any questions regarding this Sample Site.