MAXREFDES1126: 0.72V/20A Supply for Xilinx® Ultrascale+ FPGAs
|Input Type||VIN (MIN)
The MAXREDES1126 provides the internal core voltage (VCCINT) for Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGAs. This reference design targets FPGAs with a -2L speed grade that require 0.72V for VCCINT from a 12V intermediary bus. The converter supports a maximum load of 20A at a 400kHz switching frequency. The MAXREFDES1126 is centered around the MAX20743 step-down regulator, which is configured for standalone operation. However, the PMBus™ interface allows for monitoring and control of various converter parameters. All circuitry for the PMBus interface is provided and the MAXPOWERTOOL002# can be used to communicate with the MAXREFDES1126.
The MAXREFDES1126 uses the MAX20743 synchronous step-down regulator. The internal FETs and control loop compensation allow for a compact design with minimal external resources. Additionally, the differential sense lines allow for accurate sensing of the CPU core voltage when located remotely from the MAX20743 IC. The loop gain is selectable to allow design flexibility between stability and output capacitance. A programmable soft-start limits inrush currents during startup. The MAX20743 also offers protections such as input UVLO, output overvoltage/ undervoltage alerts, output overvoltage protection, over-temperature, and current limiting. Moreover, the PMBus interface allows additional parameters to be monitored such as input voltage, output voltage, output current, and temperature. For a full list of PMBus commands, see application note 6042, “PMBus Protocols for Controlling and Monitoring the MAX20743/MAX20730 Switching Regulators”
- PMBus Interface
- Output under/over-voltage alert
- Current limit and short-circuit protection
- Over-temperature protection
Designed, Built, Tested
The MAXREFDES1126 documentation describes the operation, design, and test results of a synchronous buck converter using the MAX20743 regulator.