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Regulated outputs (#) 7 Vin (Min) (V) 2.2 Vin (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 1 Step-down DC/DC controller 0 Step-down DC/DC converter 5 Step-up DC/DC controller 0 Step-up DC/DC converter 1 Features Dynamic Voltage Scaling, Eco-mode, I2C Control, Over Current Protection, Power Good, Power Sequencing, Power Supply and System Monitoring, Thermal Shutdown, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 Rating Catalog Processor name i.MX 8M Mini Processor supplier NXP Configurability Factory programmable, Software configurable open-in-new Find other Multi-channel ICs (PMIC)

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  • Three Adjustable Step-Down Converters With Integrated Switching FETs (DCDC1, DCDC2, and DCDC3):
    • DCDC1: 0.85-V Default, up to 1.8 A
    • DCDC2: 1.1-V Default, up to 1.8 A
    • DCDC3: 3.3-V Default, up to 1.8 A
    • VIN Range From 2.7 V to 5.5 V
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range 0.85 V to 1.675 V (DCDC1 and DCDC2)
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range 0.9 V to 3.4 V (DCDC3)
    • Power Save Mode at Light Load Current
    • 100% Duty Cycle for Lowest Dropout
    • Active Output-Discharge When Disabled
  • One Adjustable Buck-Boost Converter With Integrated Switching FETs (DCDC4):
    • DCDC4: 1.8-V Default, up to 1.6 A
    • VIN Range From 2.7 V to 5.5 V
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range 1.175 V to 3.4 V
    • Active Output-Discharge When Disabled
  • Two Low-Quiescent Current, High Efficiency Step-Down Converters for Battery Backup Domain (DCDC5, DCDC6)
    • DCDC5: 1-V Output
    • DCDC6: 1.8-V Output
    • VIN Range from 2.2 V to 5.5 V
    • Supplied From System Power or Coin-Cell Backup Battery
  • Adjustable General-Purpose LDO (LDO1)
    • LDO1: 1.8-V Default up to 400 mA
    • VIN Range From 1.8 V to 5.5 V
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range From 0.9 V to 3.4 V
    • Active Output-Discharge When Disabled
  • Low-Voltage Load Switch (LS1) With 350-mA Current Limit
    • VIN Range From 1.2 V to 3.6 V
    • 110-mΩ (Max) Switch Impedance at 1.35 V
  • 5-V Load Switch (LS2) With 100-mA or 500-mA Selectable Current Limit
    • VIN Range From 3 V to 5.5 V
    • 500-mΩ (Max) Switch Impedance at 5 V
  • High-Voltage Load Switch (LS3) With 100-mA or 500-mA Selectable Current Limit
    • VIN Range From 1.8 V to 10 V
    • 500-mΩ (Max) Switch Impedance
  • Supervisor With Built-in Supervisor Function Monitors
    • DCDC1, DCDC2 ±4% Tolerance
    • DCDC3, DCDC4 ±5% Tolerance
    • LDO1 ±5% Tolerance
  • Protection, Diagnostics, and Control:
    • Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
    • Always-on Push-Button Monitor
    • Overtemperature Warning and Shutdown
    • Separate Power-Good Output for Backup and Main Supplies
    • I2C Interface (Address 0x24) (See Timing Requirements for I2C Operation at 400 kHz)

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The TPS6521825 is a single chip, power-management IC (PMIC) specifically intended to support the i.MX 8M Mini processor in conjunction with the LP873347 device. The device is characterized across a –40°C to +105°C temperature range, making it suitable for various industrial applications.

Three hysteretic step-down converters are targeted at providing power for the processor core, MPU, and DDRx memory. The default output voltages for each converter can be adjusted through the I2C interface. DCDC1 and DCDC2 feature dynamic voltage scaling to provide power at all operating points of the processor. DCDC1 and DCDC2 also have programmable slew rates to help protect processor components. DCDC3 remains powered while the processor is in sleep mode to maintain power to DDRx memory. Backup power provides two step-down converters for the tamper, RTC, or both domains of the processor if system power fails or is disabled. If both system power and coin-cell battery are connected to the PMIC, power is not drawn from the coin-cell battery. A separate power good signal monitors the backup converters. A battery backup monitor determines the power level of the coin-cell battery.

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* Datasheet TPS6521825 Power Management IC (PMIC) for NXP i.MX 8M Mini datasheet Sep. 11, 2019
Application notes Powering Processors and FPGAs With a Single Family of PMICs (Rev. A) Apr. 14, 2020
Application notes Powering the NXP i.MX 8M Mini and Nano with the TPS6521825 and LP873347 PMICs (Rev. B) Dec. 09, 2019
Application notes TPS6521815 Power Management IC (PMIC) for Industrial Applications (Rev. A) Dec. 09, 2019
User guides BOOSTXL-TPS65218 EVM User's Guide May 31, 2018
User guides TPS65218EVM User's Guide Aug. 13, 2014
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The TPS65218 Customer Programming BoosterPack uses an MSP430F5529 Launchpad in order to enable customer programming of the non-volatile memory of the TPS65218D0 Power Management IC. The BOOSTXL-TPS65218 features a socket for programming units before soldering down on TPS65218EVM-100 or customer (...)
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TPS65218 Evaluation Module
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The TPS65218EVM is a fully assembled platform for evaluating the performance of the TPS65218 power management device.

  • 2 battery backup supplies
  • 3 Buck converters
  • 1 Buck-Boost converter
  • USB load switch
  • General purpose LDO
  • Low-voltage load switch
  • High-voltage load switch

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Integrated power supply reference design for NXP i.MX 8M mini processor
TIDA-050038 TIDA-050038 is a system-on-module (SoM) development board integrating two TI PMICs, TPS6521825 and LP873347, with the NXP™ i.MX 8M Mini Application Processor. The hardware design also includes LPDDR4 SDRAM (2GB, x32-bit), QSPI NORFlash (32MB), 16GB eMMC 5.1, 32-kHz RTC oscillator, WiFi (...)
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