SLVUBX4A November   2020  – February 2022 LP8764-Q1


  1.   Trademarks
  2. 1Introduction
  3. 2Getting Started
    1. 2.1 Getting Started: Single EVM
    2. 2.2 Getting Started: Multiple EVM Evaluation
    3. 2.3 GUI Tool
  4. 3EVM Details
    1. 3.1 Terminal Blocks
    2. 3.2 Test Point Descriptions
    3. 3.3 Configuration Headers
    4. 3.4 Stack-up Headers
    5. 3.5 Connectors
    6. 3.6 Dip Switches
    7. 3.7 EVM Control and GPIO
  5. 4Customization
    1. 4.1 Changing the Communication Interface
    2. 4.2 Changing the Phase Configuration
  6. 5Schematic, Layout, and Bill of Materials
  7. 6Additional Resources
  8. 7Revision History

Changing the Communication Interface

The default settings for communication with the PMIC is I2C. Changing to SPI requires a minor change to the jumper settings and those settings will change in the case of multiple EVMs in a stackup configuration. These jumper settings are highlighted in red in Figure 4-1. The first jumper to place is on the SPI_EN option on connector 20. Placing this jumper will connect the micro controller to the SPI bus which is connected to all available PMICs through the EVM stack connection through J29. In a multiple EVM stackup, this jumper should only be placed on the controller EVM with the USB connection to the host computer. The SPI does not have a device ID and therefore the chip select is used to determine which PMIC will receive and respond to commands on the SPI bus. The signals SCL2/CS and GPIO2 on J25 should only be jumpered on the controller EVM which connects to the USB. Stacked target EVMs should have the CS selected with the S3 dip switch on the bottom of the board. For example with first target board GPIO2 switch and SPI_CS1 switches should be closed, other switches open. And on second target board GPIO2 and SPI_CS2 switches should be closed and so on. See Table 3-7 for details on S3 switch settings.

Figure 4-1 Interface Settings for SPI Communication