Automotive i.MX6 Quad Core Processor Power Reference Design


Design files


The TIDA-00804 reference design is a low-cost discrete power solution for the i.MX6Q quad core application processor. All the DCDC regulators operate at frequencies above the AM radio broadcast band to avoid interference with the radio and to provide a small solution size due to smaller filter components. The first stage DC-DC converter can support a voltage input range of 6V to 42V, allowing the design to support start-stop operation as well as load dump. The second stage DC-DC converters provide all the necessary power rails to power the i.MX6Q. No power sequencer is necessary for this design. The PWB is a 4 layer board with 2 oz. copper to provide good power dissipation at 85 C ambient.

  • Wide input voltage range: off battery 6V to 42V power supply to support start-stop system and load dump
  • The DC-DC regulators all operate above 1.8 MHz to avoid AM band interference
  • Very small form factor: 75mm x 58mm circuit board dimensions
  • No power sequencer necessary
  • Less than 5% ripple on all power rails
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Design files

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TIDUBL1.PDF (6753 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDRL62.PDF (638 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRL63.PDF (131 K)

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

TIDRL64.PDF (918 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRL65.PDF (582 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRL67.ZIP (706 K)

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

TIDCC15.ZIP (1770 K)

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

TIDRL66.PDF (2150 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

AC/DC & DC/DC converters (integrated FET)

LM26420-Q1Dual 2 A, automotive-qualified, high-efficiency synchronous DC/DC converter

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
AC/DC & DC/DC converters (integrated FET)

TPS54561-Q1Automotive 4.5V to 60V Input 5A Step-Down DC-DC Converter With Soft-Start and Eco-mode™

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* Design guide Automotive i.MX6 Quad Core Processor Power Design Guide Mar. 11, 2016

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