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AR# 65218

Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit - Reprogramming the Maxim Integrated Power Controllers

Description

The Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit hosts a Maxim PMBus based power system, using the MAX15301 and MAX15303 PMBus voltage regulators, and the MAX20751E.

The MAX20751E device can be reprogrammed a limited number of times (4).

If power issues are encountered on the KCU105, reprogramming these devices might become necessary, using the Maxim InTune PowerTool cable.

Solution

The MAX15301 and MAX15303 PMBus devices on the KCU105 Evaluation Kit can be reprogrammed.

The MAX20751E devices on the KCU105 can be reprogrammed a limited number of times (4 times).

To do so, the PowerTool MAXPOWERTOOL002# USB-to-PMBUS interface dongle is required, together with the PowerTool software.


The PowerTool software can be downloaded here:

http://www.maximintegrated.com/en/design/tools/applications/evkit-software/index.mvp/id/1183


Please find the script needed to reprogram the KCU105 attached, together with important instructions to follow.

It is important that you choose the correct version of the file for the revision of your KCU105.


Kintex UltraScale KCU105 Evaluation Kit:

Please see the attached document, KCU105_Power_Controllers_Reprogramming_Steps.pdf.

  • This PDF is to be used with FULL_KCU105_111313_r2_MAXIM_XML.zip for Rev A, Rev B, and Rev C KCU105.
  • This PDF is to be used with FULL_KCU105_03242016.xml for KCU105 Rev 1.0 and beyond.

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
65236 Xilinx UltraScale Boards and Kits - Maxim Integrated Power Solution N/A N/A
AR# 65218
Date Created 08/14/2015
Last Updated 07/14/2016
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
  • Kintex UltraScale Boards and Kits