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TPS546C20A: We want to know how to test PMBus communication.

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Part Number: TPS546C20A

[Test environment]
1. We purchased "TPS546C20AEVM1-746" to use "PS546C20A".

2. We have successfully tested VOUT from 0.35V to 1.6V in the following environment.
    "TPS546C20AEVM1-746" - (USB-TO-GPIO) - "PC (FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_DESIGNER)"

3. Next, "MCU (ATmega128A) Test Board" was connected instead of PC as in the following environment.
    "TPS546C20AEVM1-746" - (2 wire Cable) - "ATmega128A Test Board"


[Question]
Q. We want to check only the PMBus communication test between "PS546C20A" in EVM and MCU (ATmega128A-i2C)
     Can I connect only "CLK" and "DATA" like the attached file for this?
     Or do I have to connect the other two lines (CNTL, SMBALRT)?
       (But we will not confirm until "VOUT" yet)

  • Kang,

    I think CNTL is only for manually disabling the output depending on the state of ON_OFF_CONFIG and is not needed to test the PMBus.

    I think SMBALERT is just used like an interrupt to alert of fault conditions, and is also not needed to test the PMBus interface.

    Only the 2 wire Data and CLK signals are needed.

    Our team will verify this today.

    Best  Regards,

    John Tucker

    BSR-MV DC/DC Applications

     

    “Working on an automotive power design? Read the E2E technical article Meet European Commission ADAS requirements with TI DC/DC for device recommendations and other helpful resources.”

     

  • In reply to JohnTucker:

    Kang,
    Yes, only those two pins are needed for communication over the PMBus.

    But their source needs to have pull-ups, or they will need to add pullups to the TPS546C20A part’s BP3 supply.

    Best  Regards,

    John Tucker

    BSR-MV DC/DC Applications

     

    “Working on an automotive power design? Read the E2E technical article Meet European Commission ADAS requirements with TI DC/DC for device recommendations and other helpful resources.”

     

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