TIDUEY6 April 2021
The PMIC module on board the safety MCU control card monitors the power supplies on its control card. The same power supplies are not used by the remainder of the control module. For the safety MCU to monitor all power supplies on the control module, those external power supplies are brought in to the analog channel of the safety MCU through an analog multiplexer. These power supplies include that of C2000 MCU, resolver and gate driver input power supply. The section of mother board hosting this monitoring circuit is shown in Figure 3-8.
The resistor dividers of various power supplies are designed such that their Thevenin's voltages are apart by few hundred millivolts. The difference should be large enough to avoid overlap with any others even in the worst case variation of their input voltages.
The safety MCU periodically monitors these voltages to ensure their wellness. In the event of any of these voltages moving outside the safe limits, the safety MCU will shutdown the traction inverter and DC-DC converter to safe state.