JAJSH44C April 2011 – March 2019 UCD90120A
The UCD90120A can be enabled to turn off all nonvolatile logging until a brownout event is detected. A brownout event occurs if VCC drops below 2.9 V. In order to enable this feature, the user must provide enough local capacitance to deliver up to 80 mA (consider additional load based on GPOs sourcing external circuits such as LEDs) on for 5 ms while maintaining a minimum of 2.6 V at the device. If using the brownout circuit (Figure 28), then a schottky diode should be placed so that it blocks the other circuits that are also powered from the 3.3V supply.
With this feature enabled, the UCD90120A saves faults, peaks, and other log data to SRAM during normal operation of the device. Once a brownout event is detected, all data is copied from SRAM to Flash. Use of this feature allows the UCD90120A to keep track of a single run-time clock that spans device resets or system power down (rather than resetting the run time clock after device reset). It can also improve the UCD90120A internal response time to events, because Flash writes are disabled during normal system operation. This is an optional feature and can be enabled using the MISC_CONFIG command. For more details, see the UCD90xxx Sequencer and System Health Controller PMBus Command Reference.