SLVSDD7A September 2016 – February 2019 UCD9090A
Electronic systems that include CPU, DSP, microcontroller, FPGA, ASIC, and so forth can have multiple voltage rails and require certain power on/off sequences in order to function correctly. The UCD9090A can control up to 10 voltage rails and ensure correct power sequences during normal condition and fault conditions.
In addition to sequencing, UCD9090A can continuously monitor rail voltages, currents, temperatures, fault conditions, and report the system health information to a PMBus host, improving systems’ long term reliability.
The Fault Pin feature enables easily cascading multiple devices and coordinates among those devices to take synchronized fault responses.
Also, UCD9090A can protect electronic systems by responding to power system faults. The fault responses are conveniently configured by users through Fusion GUI. Fault events are stored in on-chip nonvolatile flash memory with time stamp in order to assist failure analysis.
System reliability can be improved through four-corner testing during system verification. During four-corner testing, each voltage rail is required to operate at the minimum and maximum output voltages, commonly known as margining. UCD9090A can perform closed-loop margining for up to 10 voltage rails. During normal operation, UCD9090A can also actively trim DC output voltages using the same margining circuitry.
UCD9090A supports both PMBus-based and pin-based control environments. UCD9090A functions as a PMBus slave. It can communicate with PMBus host with PMBus commands, and control voltage rails accordingly. Also, UCD9090A can be controlled by up to 8 GPIO configured GPI pins. One GPI pin can be used as the fault input which can shut down rails. The GPIs can be used as Boolean logic input to control up to 10 Logic GPO outputs. Each Logic GPO has a flexible Boolean logic builder. Input signals of the Boolean logic builder can include GPIs, other Logic GPO outputs, and selectable system flags such as POWER_GOOD, faults, warnings, etc. A simple state machine is also available for each Logic GPO pin.
UCD9090A provides additional features such as cascading, pin-selected states, system watchdog, system reset, runtime clock, peak value log, reset counter, and so on. Pin-selected states feature allows users to use up to 3 GPIs to define up to 8 rail states. These states can implement system low-power modes as set out in the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification. Other features will be introduced in the following sections of this data sheet.