The ZL2008EVAL1Z evaluation board provides the circuitry required to demonstrate the features of the ZL2008 digital power controller. The ZL2008EVAL1Z platform is a 4-layer board demonstrating a 15A 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 evaluation board to a PC. The PMBus command set is accessed by using the Zilker Labs PowerNavigator evaluation software from a PC running Microsoft Windows.
The ZL2008 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 ZL2008 incorporates current sharing and adaptive efficiency-optimization algorithms to provide a flexible, efficient power IC building block.
- 15A synchronous buck converter
- Optimized for small circuit footprint and dynamic response
- Configurable through SMBus
- Onboard enable switch
- Power-good indicator
- Servers/Storage equipment
- Telecom/Datacom equipment
- Power supply modules
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