Intel IMVP7 2nd Generation Core Mobile (Core i7) Power Management Reference Design


Design files


The Intel® Core i7 power management design is a reference design for the Intel® IMVP-7 Serial VID (SVID) power system. This design features an IMVP-7 3-phase CPU supply, a single-phase GPU Vcore supply, a 1.05-VCC IO supply, and a DDR3L/DDR4 memory rail. To greatly improve power density and thermal performance, 5-mm x 6mm NEXFET power block MOSFETs are used.

  • Design supports a 9-20V input from Vbatt
  • Small high-density power solution for Sandy Bridge
  • 3-phase CPU supply supports up to 94 A
  • 90% peak (80% full-load) efficiency from 12 Vin to 1.05 Vout - CPU supply
  • Low CPU supply ripple: 25 mV
  • Design has been built and tested, and there is a board available


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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDU063.PDF (4751 K)

Test results for the reference design, including efficiency graphs, test prerequisites and more

TIDR031.PDF (771 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR032.PDF (138 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC050.ZIP (1858 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDU064.PDF (3758 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Buck controllers (external switch)

TPS512193-V to 28-V, synchronous buck controller with differential voltage feedback

Data sheet: PDF
Buck controllers (external switch)

TPS59640Dual channel SVID, D-CAP+; step down industrial grade controller for IMVP-7 Vcore with 0V VBoot

Data sheet: PDF
Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

TPS51916DDR2/3/3L/4 Memory Power Solution Synchronous Buck Controller

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Power blocks

CSD87350Q5D30-V, N channel synchronous buck NexFET™ power MOSFET, SON 5 mm x 6 mm power block, 40 A

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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Test report TIDA-00020 Test Results Aug. 23, 2013

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