The ZL8101-30AEV2Z 30A evaluation board provides all of the circuitry required to demonstrate the features of the ZL8101 digital PWM controller. The ZL8101-30AEV2Z is a 6-layer board demonstrating a 30A synchronous buck converter. Sequencing, tracking, margining, plus other features can be evaluated using this board.

A USB to SMBus adapter board can be used to connect the demo board to a PC. The PMBus command set is accessed by using the PowerNavigator evaluation software from a PC running Microsoft Windows.

The ZL8101 is an integrated mixed-signal power conversion and management IC that combines an efficient step-down DC/DC converter with key power and thermal management functions in a single package. The ZL8101 incorporates current sharing and adaptive efficiency-optimization algorithms to provide a flexible, efficient power IC building block


  • Input voltage (VIN): 12V
  • Output voltage (VOUT): 1V/30A
  • fSW: 533kHz
  • Efficiency: >88% at 20A
  • Output ripple: ±1%
  • Dynamic response: ±3% (33%-83%-33% LOAD STEP, di/dt = 5A/μs)
  • Operating temperature: +25°C
  • 30A synchronous buck converter
  • Optimized for high current and high efficiency
  • Configurable through SMBus
  • Onboard enable switch
  • Power-good indicator


  • Servers/Storage equipment
  • Telecom/Datacom equipment
  • Power supplies (memory, DSP, ASIC, FPGA)

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ZL8101 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.74 MB
User Guides & Manuals
PowerNavigator User Guide for POL Manual PDF 4.68 MB
Production Configuration Utility User Guide Manual PDF 714 KB
ZL8101_30AEV2Z User Guide Manual PDF 1.37 MB
Production Configuration Utility v5.4.139 Software ZIP 120.25 MB
PowerNavigator™ Software v5.4.139 Software ZIP 96.49 MB
ZL8101-30AEV2Z Design Files Design File ZIP 1.14 MB

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
PowerNavigator Software Software Package Renesas' PowerNavigator™ software allows simple configuration and monitoring of multiple Digital-DC devices using a PC with a USB interface. Renesas