FPGA Power Reference Designs


These reference designs employ a wide range of Maxim voltage regulator and power control ICs. Maxim offers voltage regulators that meet the most stringent high performance FPGA design requirements, while offering high efficiency and reduced design size. Xilinx has partnered with Maxim as its preferred power supplier on the Kintex® Ultrascale and Virtex® Ultrascale reference designs.

Maxim Reference Design Examples for Xilinx® FPGAs
Reference Design Xilinx Family Maxim Devices, Benefits and Features


KCU105 Evaluation Kit
Xilinx selected Maxim as its preferred power partner on the Kintex Ultrascale™ FPGA Evaluation Kit. Learn more about KCU105 or review the Xilinx reference schematic.

Kintex Ultrascale

MAX20751 Multiphase Master with PMBus
VT1697SB High Density Synchronous Buck Converter with PMBus
MAX15301 InTune Digital PoL Controller
MAX15303 Digital PoL with InTune Automatic Compensation
MAX8869 1A Microcap LDO
MAX16050/MAX16052 Voltage Sequencer/Monitor ICs
MAX17502 Himalaya 60V Buck Converter
MAX15027 Low Voltage LDO with BIAS Input

Benefits and Features
  • MAX20751 & VT1697SB: Smallest form-factor for high current rails
    • High power density requires fewer external components
    • Industry leading efficiency eases thermal management
    • Integrated protection features increase reliability
  • InTune MAX15301 & MAX15303: Easy to Use
    • Auto-compensation reduces design time
    • One layout fits many rails
    • Full PMBus suite of commands


Xilinx Kintex™-7
FPGA Module Powered by Maxim. Learn more about this reference design, or contact Avnet to purchase.

7-Series Family

MAX8686 25A Buck Regulator
MAX8654 8A Buck Regulator
MAX15041 3A Buck Regulator

Benefits and Features
  • Compact, low-cost solution
    • Integrated MOSFETs
  • Reliable operation
    • 1% regulation accuracy over PVT
    • Single/multiphase operation
    • Remote sense
    • Low noise transceiver supply
  • Support all rails from 12V VIN
    • 1V, 1.5/1.35V, 1.8V, 2V, 2.5V,3.3V, 1.2V


Xilinx Zynq™
Extendable Processing Platform Powered by Maxim. Learn more about this reference design, or contact ZedBoard to purchase.

Zynq™-7000 Extensible Processing Platform

MAX15021 Dual Buck Regulator
MAX15053 Buck Regulator
MAX1983 LDO
MAX6037A Voltage Reference for XADC
MAX1510 DDR Termination Regulator

Benefits and Features
  • Ease of use with modules and multirail regulators
  • Compact solution
  • Tight tolerance across PVT, 0.2% voltage reference
  • Support all rails from 5V VIN
    • 0.75V, 1V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V


Virtex®-6 FPGA
GTX Transceiver Power Module Powered by Maxim for Use with Xilinx ML623 Development Board. Learn more about this reference design.

Virtex-6 FPGA

MAX8686 25A Buck Regulator

Benefits and Features
  • Simple design to power high-speed transceivers at lowest noise
  • Compact solution
  • Reliable operation
    • 1% regulation accuracy over PVT
    • Single/multiphase operation
    • Remote sense
    • Low noise transceiver supply


Spartan®-6 FPGA
GTP Transceiver Power Module Powered by Maxim for Use with Xilinx SP623 Development Board. Learn more about this reference design.

Spartan-6 FPGA

MAX8686 25A Buck Regulator

Benefits and Features
  • Simple design to power high-speed transceivers at lowest noise
  • Compact solution
  • Reliable operation
    • 1% regulation accuracy over PVT
    • Single/multiphase operation
    • Remote sense
  • Low noise transceiver supply


Xilinx CoolRunner™-II
CPLD Kit Powered by Maxim. For more information and to purchase, contact Digilent.

CoolRunner-II CPLD

MAX15062 Synchronous Step-Down Regulator
MAX15007 High-Voltage LDO
DS28E01-100 1-Wire Secure EEPROM

Benefits and Features
  • Industry's highest efficiency and compact design
    • 2mm x 2mm packages, PFM mode
    • Fully synchronous operation
  • Solution size smaller than a penny
  • Robust IP protection with 1-Wire® EEPROM

Application Notes