Altera MAX 10 FPGA power reference design


Design files


This reference design is a compact, integrated power design for Altera® MAX® 10 SoC (out of the MAX® series family of products). This design showcases TPS65218 as an all-in-one IC used to supply the rails needed for powering the MAX® 10 SoC. Altera offers a single supply and dual supply solution for the MAX 10. This design is for the MAX 10 dual supply. The total board area needed, including passive components, to supply the power rails to the MAX® 10, is just 1.594 in2. The TPS65218 has the flexibility to support either DDR3L or DDR3 memory. It also integrates 3 load switches allowing external periphereals on the system offsetting power consumption. This design can be run from a single 5V supply or from a single cell Li-Ion battery. It has been tested and verified for industrial applications (-40°C to 105°C).

  • Offers four highly efficient, adjustable DC/DC converters with integrated FETs to power Altera Max 10
  • Additional 400-mA LDO to power peripheral rails or other IO rails on the FPGA and three integrated load switches
  • Built-in voltage supervisor with over/under voltage monitoring
  • Qualified for industrial applications (-40ºC to 105ºC)
  • Includes a test report, a user guide and design files to accelerate the evaluation process
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Design files

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


Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


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


Detailed overview of design layout for component placement


Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

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

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

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

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* EVM User's guide TPS65218EVM User's Guide (Rev. B) PDF | HTML Sep. 16, 2022
* Test report TIDA-00607 Test Results (Rev. A) Jul. 27, 2018
Technical article Fast forward your FPGA power design with TI Designs PDF | HTML Aug. 24, 2015

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