Altera Cyclone V power reference design


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This TPS65218-based reference design is a compact, integrated power solution for Altera® Cyclone® V (E, GX, GT) SoC (out of the Cyclone® series family of products). This design showcases TPS65218 as an all-in-one IC used to supply the rails needed for powering the Cyclone® V E, GX & GT SoC. The total board area needed for TPS65218, including passive components, to supply the five power rails to the Cyclone® V is just 1.594 in2. The TPS65218 has the flexibility to support either DDR3L or DDR3 memory. This power management IC can be run from a single 5V supply or from a single cell Li-Ion battery. This design has been tested and verified for industrial applications (-40°C to 105°C).

  • Offers 4 highly efficient, adjustable DC-DC converters with integrated FETs to power the Altera Cyclone V
  • Additional 400mA LDO to power peripheral rails or other IO rails on the FPGA and 3 integrated load switches
  • Built-in Voltage Supervisor with over/under voltage monitoring
  • Qualified for Industrial Applications (-40°C to 105°C)
  • This design includes a test report, an EVM Guide, and design files to help accelerate the evaluation process
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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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Test results for the reference design, including efficiency graphs, test prerequisites and more


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Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

TPS6521815User-programmable Power Management IC (PMIC) with 6 DC/DC converters, 1 LDO, and 3 load switches

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Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

TPS65218D0Integrated power management (PMIC) for ARM® Cortex™-A8/A9 SOCs and FPGAs

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* Test report TIDA-00606 Test Results (Rev. A) Jul. 27, 2018
EVM User's guide TPS65218EVM User's Guide (Rev. B) PDF | HTML Sep. 16, 2022

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