SLUSC66E March 2015 – February 2017 UCD3138A
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Hardware Development Tools: Extended Development System (XDS™) Emulator
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The application firmware for UCD3138A is developed on Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (v6.x recommended).
Device programming, real time debug and monitoring/configuration of key device parameters for certain power topologies are all available through the TI FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_DESIGNER software.
The FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_DESIGNER software uses the PMBus protocol to communicate with the device over a serial bus using an interface adaptor known as the USB-TO-GPIO, available as an EVM from Texas Instruments. PMBus-based real-time debug capability is available through the Memory Debugger tool within the Device GUI module of the FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_DESIGNER GUI, which represents a powerful alternative over traditional JTAG-based approaches.
The software application can also be used to program the devices, with a version of the tool known as FUSION_MFR_GUI optimized for manufacturing environments. The FUSION_MFR_GUI tool supports multiple devices on a board, and includes built-in logging and reporting capabilities.
Programmer manuals are available offering detailed information regarding the application and usage of UCD3138A digital controller:
In addition to the tools and documentation described above, for the most up to date information regarding evaluation modules, reference application firmware and application notes/design tips, please visit http://www.ti.com/product/ UCD3138A.
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This integrated circuit can be damaged by ESD. Texas Instruments recommends that all integrated circuits be handled with appropriate precautions. Failure to observe proper handling and installation procedures can cause damage.
ESD damage can range from subtle performance degradation to complete device failure. Precision integrated circuits may be more susceptible to damage because very small parametric changes could cause the device not to meet its published specifications.