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AMC6821EVM and AMC6821EVM-PDK
This user’s guide describes the characteristics, operation, and the use of the AMC6821EVM, both by itself
and as part of the AMC6821EVM-PDK. This evaluation module (EVM) is a complete thermal management
kit solution with several fan hardware configuration and temperature sensing options. This manual covers
all pertinent areas involved to properly use this EVM board along with the devices that it supports, as well
as the software tool in exercising the EVM. The physical printed-circuit board (PCB) layout, schematic
diagram, and circuit descriptions are included.
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EVM Overview ............................................................................................................... 2
PCB Design................................................................................................................... 4
EVM Operation ............................................................................................................. 12
EVM Software Evaluation Tool Operation .............................................................................. 21
Schematic ................................................................................................................... 39
List of Figures
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Top Silkscreen ............................................................................................................... 4
Top Layer (Signal Plane) ................................................................................................... 5
Internal Layer 1 (Split Ground Plane) ..................................................................................... 6
Internal Layer 2 (Split Power Plane) ...................................................................................... 7
Bottom Layer (Signal Plane) ............................................................................................... 8
Bottom Silkscreen ........................................................................................................... 9
Drill Drawing ................................................................................................................ 10
Jumper Setting for 12-V Fan Configuration (3-Wire) .................................................................. 13
Jumper Setting for 12-V Fan Configuration (4-Wire) .................................................................. 13
Digital Serial Interface Pinout ............................................................................................. 14
AMC6821EVM and USB-MODEVM Hardware Setup ................................................................. 15
AMC6821EVM-PDK Connection ......................................................................................... 16
Spin-Up Process ........................................................................................................... 19
PWM Output Comparison During Spin-Up Process ................................................................... 20
Spin-Up Process (with NMOS Driver on Power-Up)................................................................... 20
Hardware Configuration Spin-Up Using NMOS FET Drive ........................................................... 21
AMC6821EVM and USB-MODEVM Mating Connection .............................................................. 22
Block Diagram of the AMC6821EVM-PDK Assembly ................................................................. 22
Register Settings ........................................................................................................... 32
List of Tables
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Parts List ....................................................................................................................
Factory Default Jumper Setting ..........................................................................................
USB-MODEVM SW2 Settings ............................................................................................
Jumper Setting Function ..................................................................................................
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EVM Overview
This section gives a general overview of the AMC6821 evaluation module (EVM), and describes some of
the factors that must be considered in using this module.
1.1
Features
This EVM features the AMC6821 Analog Monitoring and Control Circuit device. The AMC6821 EVM is a
simple evaluation module designed to evaluate the functionality of this AMC device.
The AMC6821 supports the SMBus as its standard serial communication interface of up to 100 kHz of
speed. The SMBus is based on the I2C™ principles of operation, so the AMC6821 can communicate with
any host microprocessor capable of the standard I2C protocol.
The J1 header is included for easy plug-in of the standard connectors that comes with almost any cooling
fans available. This header is a four-pin header to accommodate power, ground, tachometer signal, and
pulse width modulation (P.M.) output signal. The J1 header is configured in such a way that most standard
2-wire, 3-wire, or 4-wire fans can plug directly into the header. But, in some instances, the fan connector
configuration may change, so the connector configuration must be checked before plugging it into the J1
header.
The J5 header is also included to allow the 3-wire or 4-wire configuration as well as the 5-V or 12-V
(depending on the jumper settings) power cooling fan configuration. This header provides the user with
flexibility to choose between a 5-V or 12-V power as well as 3-wire or 4-wire cooling fans.
A 25-mm × 25-mm fan-mounting area is also included to secure the correct size fan to the EVM for
handling and unit stability. The size of the mounting area is chosen because of the limitation with the EVM
board space, and the popularity of the 25 mm cooling fans.
Two green LED indicators are provided to show that VDT and V.D. powers are on. Three red LEDs are
used as alarm indicators. The alarm indicators are driven by the respective alarm pins of the AMC6821 via
inverter buffers and MISFEED switches. When the alarm pins go low, the respective alarm indicator are
turned on to indicate the user of an alarm condition.
The through-hole power resistor, R25, is provided so that the external remote temperature can be
manipulated via the N-channel enhancement mode FET, Q5. Driving this switch via S1 heats up the
power resistor, which is sensed by the temperature sensor of the AMC6821 via remote sensing transistor,
Q1. In addition, a terminal, J3, is added so that any remote temperature sensor can be connected to the
EVM for monitoring and control. The jumpers, W9 and W10, are also included, so that the onboard remote
sensor can be disconnected from the analog input pins of the AMC6821, and allow the remote sensor that
is attached to the J3 terminal to connect to the analog input pins of the AMC6821.
Note: If no remote sensor is connected to the J3 terminal upon power up of the EVM, and the jumpers W9
and W10 are open, the OVR alarm pin is triggered and creates an alarm condition that is visible via the
D4 LED indicator.
1.2
Power Requirements
The following sections describe the power requirements of this EVM.
1.2.1
Supply Voltage
The dc analog power supply for the AMC6821 dt (VDT) is selectable between +3.3VA and +5VA via jumper
headers, W6. The +3.3VA comes from U4, and the +5VA comes from J6-3 terminal. These power supply
voltages are referenced to ground through the J6-6 terminal.
The dc digital power supply requirement for VDD is selectable between +3.3VD and +5VD via jumper
header, W7. The +3.3VD comes from J6-9 or J12-3 (if installed) terminals, and the +5VD comes from
J6-10 or J12-1 (if installed) terminals. All the digital power supplies are referenced to digital ground
through J6-5 and J12-2 terminals. Some of the circuits are permanently tied to the +5VD, and this comes
directly from the J6-10 or J12-1 terminals.
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A 2.5 mm dc power jack connector is provided via J7. This connector is provided to route an external
+12V supply into the EVM for fan supply, from a universal AC/DC power adapter such as the ADULT’s
MW117RA1203B01 medical power supply.
The green LED indicators, D1 and D5, for VDT and VDD respectively are included, to show that power is
applied on the EVM board. The red LED indicators, D2, D3, and D4 are also installed to show THERM,
FANFOLD, and OVR warnings respectively. See the data sheet for the conditions when these warning
lights come on and go off.
CAUTION
To avoid potential damage to the EVM board, make sure that the correct cables
are connected to their respective terminals as labeled on the EVM board.
Stresses above the maximum listed voltage ratings may cause permanent
damage to the device.
1.2.2
Reference Voltage
The AMC6821 comes with a fixed internal reference. No further control is provided for the reference.
1.3
EVM Basic Functions
The AMC6821 EVM is designed primarily as a functional evaluation platform to test certain functional
characteristics of the AMC6821 analog interface circuit. Functional evaluation of the AMC6821 device is
accomplished with the use of any microprocessor with SMBus or I2C interface capability. A PC
environment test evaluation kit using the USB-MODEM can be used as a standard coming out of the
factory. This is covered in Section 4 of this manual.
The headers J2 (top side) and P2 (bottom side) are pass through connectors provided to allow the control
signals and data required to interface the AMC6821 EVM to the USB-MODEM or any of the host
processor platforms that supports the modular EVM standards available from Texas Instruments.
Another host processor platform that can be used for evaluating this EVM is the HPA449 from Softbaugh,
Inc. The HPA449 is an MSP430 based platform that uses the MSP430F449 microprocessor from Texas
Instruments. For more details or information regarding the different host platforms that this EVM can be
evaluated on, call Texas Instruments Incorporated or email us at dataconvapps@list.ti.com.
The J4 header is specifically included for the customer to access the AMC6821 device using a custom
built cable. In addition, most of the GPIO pins are mapped out to each of the alarm pins of the AMC6821
so that they can be monitored or controlled via software.
This EVM allows the user to fully control and monitor any cooling fans available in the market when used
with the LabVIEW™-based EVM software evaluation tool. This tool is covered in Section 4 of this manual.
See the AMC6821 data sheet for more information in configuring and controlling this device.
The EVM includes three LED alarm indicators to visually show the user whether an alarm condition does
or does not exists. These LED indicators are directly driven by the AMC6821 alarm pins via Schmitt trigger
invertors and MOSFET switches. The device alarm pins also go to the J2 and J4 header terminals, so that
it can be connected to a GPIO for software monitoring and control.
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PCB Design
This section covers the layout design of the PCB, thereby, describing the physical and mechanical
characteristics of the EVM. The list of components used on the module is also included in this section.
2.1
PCB Layout
The AMC6821 EVM is designed using the double-wide modular EVM form factor develop by Texas
Instruments. This EVM form factor allows direct evaluation of the AMC6821 operating characteristics,
speeds up software development, and other prototyping needs.
The AMC6821 EVM board is RoHS complaint that is constructed on a four-layer printed-circuit board
using a copper-clad FR-4 laminate material. The printed-circuit board has a dimension of 93,9800 mm
(3.7000 inch) × 81,2800 mm (3.200 inch), and the board thickness is 1,5748 mm (0.0620 inch). Figure 1
through Figure 7 show the individual artwork layers.
Figure 1. Top Silkscreen
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Figure 3. Internal Layer 1 (Split Ground Plane)
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Figure 5. Bottom Layer (Signal Plane)
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Figure 7. Drill Drawing
2.2
Bill of Materials
Table 1. Parts List
ITEM
Qty
Value
Designators
Description
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1
1nF
C2
Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor, 1206 TDK
SMD, 630V, ±15% TC, ±10% Tol
C3216X7R2J102KT
2
3
0.1µF
C1 C3 C4
Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor, 1206 TDK
SMD, 25V, ±15% TC, ±10% Tol
C3216X7R1H104KT
3
1
10µF
C5
Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor, 1210 TDK
SMD, 25V, ±15% TC, ±10% Tol
C3225X7R1E106KT
4
1
2.2µF
C6
Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitor, 1206 TDK
SMD, 25V, ±15% TC, ±10% Tol
C3216X7R1H224KT
5
2
574nm Super Ultra
Green
D1 D5
Green LED, 1206 SMT
Lumex
SML-LX1206SUGC-TR
6
3
660nm Super Red
D2 D3 D4
Red LED, 1206 SMT
Lumex
SML-LX1206SRC-TR
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1
7000 RPM at 5V
FAN1 (1)
3-Wire, 25mm x 10mm 5VDC Fan with
TACH
JMC
2510-5LB
8
1
4 × 1 × 0.1
J1
4 Circuit Header, 0.100 STRAIGHT
Molex
22-03-2041
9
1
2 × 1 × 0.138 TH
J3
2 Terminal Screw Connector
On-Shore Tech.
ED555/2DS
10
2
10 × 2 × 0.1 SMT
Male
J2 J4
20PIN SMT Terminal Strip 0.100 inch
Samtec
TSM-110-01-S-DV-M
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1
6 x 2 x 0.1 SMT
Male
J5
12PIN SMT Terminal Strip 0.100 inch
Samtec
TSM-106-01-S-DV
12
1
5 × 2 × 0.1 SMT
Male
J6
20PIN SMT Terminal Strip 0.100 inch
Samtec
TSM-105-01-T-DV
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1
2,1 × 5,5 mm SMD
Female
J7
DC Power Jack Connector, 2.5 Center
Post
Kycon
KLDX-SMT2-0202-B
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1
3 × 1 × 0.138 TH
J12
3-Pin Terminal Connector
On-Shore Tech.
ED555/3DS
(1)
10
Vendor
Vendor Part No.
FAN1 is not installed. R25 leads must be cut and bent to fit through-hole mounts.
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ITEM
Qty
Value
Designators
Description
Vendor
Vendor Part No.
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4
10 × 2 × 0.1 SMT
Female
P2 P4 P5 P8 (2)
20PIN SMT Socket Strip 0.100"
Samtec
SSW-110-22-S-D-VS-P
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1
5 × 2 × 0.1 SMT
Female
P6 (2)
10PIN SMT Socket Strip 0.100"
Samtec
SSW-105-22-F-D-VS-K
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1
NPN Transistor
Q1
TO-92, NPN General Purpose Amplifier
Fairchild
Semiconductor
2N3904
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2
N-Channel MOSFET Q2 Q5
4-SOT223, N-Channel Logic LEMFET
Fairchild
Semiconductor
NDT3055L
19
3
N-Channel MOSFET Q3 Q4 Q6
3-SOT23, N-Channel MOSFET
Fairchild
Semiconductor
2N7002
20
7
0Ω
R4–R8 R10 R16
1/4W 1206 thick film chip resistor, ±5%
Tol
Panasonic
ERJ-8GEY0R00V
21
5
150Ω
R9 R17 R18 R20
R23
1/4W 1206 thick film chip resistor, 5%
Tol
Panasonic
ERJ-8GEYJ151V
22
1
4.7kΩ
R15
1/4W 1206 thick film chip resistor, 1%
Tol
Yageo America
9C12063A4701FKHFT
23
3
10kΩ
R12 R14 R24
1/4W 1206 thick film chip resistor, ±1%
Tol
Panasonic
ERJ-8ENF1002V
24
8
2.2kΩ
R1–R3 R11 R13
R19 R21 R22
1/4W 1206 thick film chip resistor, 1%
Tol
Yageo America
9C12063A2201FKHFT
25
1
50Ω
R25 (1) (3)
1W Axial Wirewound Resistor, ±1% Tol
Phoenix
230632755009
(3)
26
2
0.100" Centerline
RS1, RS2
Socket strip, resistor holder
Samtec
SS-101-G-1A
27
3
0.040 in. Mounting
Hole
TP1 TP2 TP3
Through hole mount test point, black
Keystone
Electronics
5001
28
1
Temp Sensor/PWM
fan controller
U1
Analog Interface Circuit
Texas
Instruments
AMC6821DBQ
29
2
6-Pin SOT23
Schmitt Trigger
U2 U3
Dual Schmitt Trigger Inverter
Texas
Instruments
SN74LVC2G14DBVR
30
1
5-Pin SOT23,
200mA LDO
U4
Ultralow-Noise, High PSRR, Fast RF
200mA LDO linear regulator
Texas
Instruments
TPS79333DBVR
31
5
2 × 1 × 0.1 TH
S1 W8–W11
2 Circuit Header, 0.100 STRAIGHT
Molex
22-03-2021
32
7
3 x 1 x 0.1 TH
W1–W7
3 Circuit Header, 0.100 STRAIGHT
Molex
22-03-2031
(2)
(3)
P2, P4, P5, P6, and P8 parts are not shown in the schematic diagram. All the P designated parts are installed in the bottom
side of the PC Board opposite the J designated counterpart. Example, J2 is installed on the topside while P2 is installed in the
bottom side opposite of J2.
RS1 and RS2 are not installed. R25 is permanently soldered.
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EVM Operation
This section covers in detail the operation of the EVM to provide guidance to the user in evaluating the
onboard AMC6821, and how to interface the EVM to a specific host processor.
See the AMC6821 data sheet, SBAS386, for information about its serial interface and other related topics.
The EVM board is tested and configured to operate a 12-V, 3-wire fan and the onboard external remote
temperature sensor selected from factory.
3.1
Factory Default Setting
The EVM board is set to its default configuration from factory as described on the table below for proper
monitoring and control mode of operation. The jumper configuration is shown in Figure 8 and Figure 9 for
clarity.
Table 2. Factory Default Jumper Setting
Reference
Jumper Position
Function
W1
1-2
+12V is selected to supply power for the FAN. Fan must be a 12-V fan.
W2
2-3
A0 is tied to ground.
W3
2-3
A1 is tied to ground.
W4
1-2
PWM_MODE is tied high. Selects low frequency mode of PWM.
W5
2-3
For 3-wire fan configuration.
W6
1-2
VDUT of AMC6821 is powered by +5VA.
W7
2-3
VDD is powered by +5VD.
W8
CLOSE
Selected for 12-V, 3-wire fan configuration.
W9
CLOSE
Analog IN+ is sensed via Q1 sensing transistor.
W10
CLOSE
Analog IN– is sensed via Q1 sensing transistor.
W11
CLOSE
Analog ground and digital ground are tied together.
J5
3-4
Enable 12-V fan TACH voltage divider circuit.
J5
5-6
Enable 12-V fan TACH voltage divider circuit.
J5
11-12
J4
1-2
Connect TACH pin to GPIO pin for monitoring.
J4
3-4
Connect PWM-OUT pin to GPIO for monitoring.
J4
5-6
Connect FAN-FAULT pin to GPIO for monitoring.
J4
11-12
Configure PWM output for 3-wire fan mode.
Connect THERM pin to GPIO for monitoring.
Note: See Figure 8 and Figure 9 for the different fan configurations, particularly when applying shorting jumpers for J5.
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(W1 = 1-2) 12 V
(W8 = Closed)
RED
(PWR)
10 kW
(J5 = 3-4 and 4-5)
WHITE
(TACH)
10 kW
TACH
J5 Jumper
Configuration
1
4.7 kW
BLACK
(GND)
2
5 V or 3 V (Set W7)
2.2 kW
11
12
(W5 = 2-3)
U2A
(J5 = 9-10)
PWMOUT
3-Wire Fan Configuration with 12-V Supply
Figure 8. Jumper Setting for 12-V Fan Configuration (3-Wire)
(W1 = 1-2) 12 V
(W8 = Closed)
RED
(PWR)
10 kW
(J5 = 3-4 and 4-5)
WHITE
(TACH)
10 kW
TACH
J5 Jumper
Configuration
1
4.7 kW
2
BLACK
(GND)
5 V or 3 V (Set W7)
(W5 = 2-3)
11
2.2 kW
12
(J5 = 9-10)
PWMOUT
BLUE
(PWM OUTPUT)
4-Wire Fan Configuration with 12-V Supply
Figure 9. Jumper Setting for 12-V Fan Configuration (4-Wire)
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Host Processor Interface
As mentioned in Section 1 of this manual, the AMC6821 EVM is compatible with the USB-MODEVM, and
other host platforms available from Texas Instruments, as well as the HPA449 demonstration board from
SoftBaugh, Inc. Using these boards alleviates the task of building customize cables, and allows
configuration of an evaluation system. The USB-MODEVM comes standard if the AMC6821EVM-PDK is
purchased as a kit. If the USB-MODEVM is selected as the host controller, the headers in Figure 10 are
mapped out to directly interface the EVM to the USB-MODEVM, which will ease the task of connecting the
EVM to the host controller. The setup only requires a few connections.
If another system is used that is not directly compatible with this EVM, a custom cable can be made
specific to the host interface platform. The EVM allows interface to the host processor through J2 and J4
header connectors for the serial control signals and the serial data input. However, header J4 alone can
be used for the purpose of interfacing this EVM with a host interface platform other than the
USB-MODEVM or other platforms from Texas Instruments.
Note that header J2 shows the SMBus interface as SCL and SDA (J2-16 and J2-20 respectively), while J4
shows these pins as SCLK and SDI (J4-17 and J4-19 respectively). This is generic terminology used for
net listing to avoid conflict between the two headers for interfacing purposes, but they serve the same
purpose and functionality. The jumper resistors, R7 and R8, should be removed to use header J4, to avoid
conflict between the two headers during interface communication.
The pin out mapping for both headers is shown in Figure 10.
NC
2
1
SMBALERT
3
4
5
6
7
8
NC
DGND
NC
OVR
NC
GPIO2a
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
NC
DGND
NC
FAN_FAULT
NC
HEATER
SCL
NC
DGND
NC
SDA
THERM
J2
TACH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
GPIO0b
PWM-OUT
DGND
FAN_FAULT
GPIO1b
OVR
GPIO2b
SMBALERT
DGND
GPIO3b
THERM
IN+
NC
IN-
NC
SCLK
DGND
SDI
NC
J4
Figure 10. Digital Serial Interface Pinout
As shown in Figure 11, the AMC6821EVM mates directly into the USB-MODEVM through the standard
header mating connectors provided for both boards. The only required equipments are the USB cable, a
12-V power supply that can be in the form of a standard ac-dc power adapter rated at least one ampere, a
12-V/3-wire fan, and a PC to control the hardware setup via the LabView based GUI software evaluation
tool.
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Figure 11. AMC6821EVM and USB-MODEVM Hardware Setup
This type of setup is the simplest configuration to interface the AMC6821EVM fan controller for evaluation
purposes. It speeds up the evaluation cycle, and provides greater control over the EVM hardware tool with
the least amount of equipment. The software evaluation tool's operation is covered in Section 4.
3.3
AM6821EVM-PDK Block Diagram
The AMC6821EVM-PDK is a complete evaluation kit, which includes a universal serial bus (USB)-based
motherboard called the USB-MODEVM Interface board, an AMC6821EVM board, and evaluation software
for use with a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows™ operating system (Win2000 or XP).
3.3.1
Connection
The AMC6821EVM-PDK consists of two separate printed-circuit boards, the USB-MODEVM and the
AMC6821EVM. The USB-MODEVM is built around the TAS1020B USB controller with an 8051-based
core. The motherboard features two positions for modular EVMs, or one double-wide serial modular EVM
can be installed. The AMC6821EVM is one of the double-wide modular EVMs that is designed to work
with the USB-MODEVM.
The simple diagram of Figure 12 shows how the AMC6821EVM is connected to the USB-MODEVM. The
USB-MODEVM Interface board is intended to be used in USB mode, where control of the installed EVM is
accomplished using the onboard USB controller device .
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P5
P4
P8
P2
P6
USB-MODEVM
USB
J11A
J12A
J16A
J17A
J7
J18A
Figure 12. AMC6821EVM-PDK Connection
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3.3.2
USB-MODEVM Settings
To work with AMC6821EVM, the SW2 on the USB-MODEVM board needs to be set up so that the
processor (TAS1020B) on the motherboard (USB-MODEVM) can interface properly with AMC6821 on the
daughterboard (AMC6821EVM).
Table 3 provides a list of the SW2 settings on the USB-MODEVM. The SW-2 positions 1 to 7 must be set
to ON, as highlighted in yellow in Table 3.
Table 3. USB-MODEVM SW2 Settings
SW-2
Switch
Number
3.3.3
Label
Switch Description
Default
Setting
Setting for
Working With
AMC6721
1
A0
USB-MODEVM EEPROM I2C Address A0
ON: A0 = 0
OFF: A0 = 1
ON
ON
2
A1
USB-MODEVM EEPROM I2C Address A1
ON: A1 = 0
OFF: A1 = 1
OFF
ON
3
A2
USB-MODEVM EEPROM I2C Address A2
ON: A2 = 0
OFF: A2 = 1
ON
ON
4
USB I2S
I2S Bus Source Selection
ON: I2S Bus connects to TAS1020
OFF: I2S Bus connects to USB-MODEVM J14
ON
ON
5
USB MCK
I2S Bus MCLK Source Selection
ON: MCLK connects to TAS1020
OFF: MCLK connects to USB-MODEVM J14
ON
ON
6
USB SPI
SPI Bus Source Selection
ON: SPI Bus connects to TAS1020
OFF: SPI Bus connects to USB-MODEVM J15
ON
ON
7
USB RST
RST Source Selection
ON: EVM Reset Signal comes from TAS1020
OFF: EVM Reset Signal comes from USB-MODEVM J15
ON
ON
8
EXT MCK
External MCLK Selection
ON: MCLK Signal is provided from USB-MODEVM J10
OFF: MCLK Signal comes from either selection of SW2-5
OFF
OFF
USB-MODEVM Interface Power
The USB-MODEVM Interface board can be powered from several different sources:
• USB
• 6-Vdc to 10-Vdc ac/dc external wall supply (not included)
• Laboratory power supply
When powered from the USB connection, JMP6 should have a shunt from pins 1–2 (this is the default
factory configuration). When powered from 6 Vdc–10 Vdc, either through the J8 terminal block or J9 barrel
jack, JMP6 should have a shunt installed on pins 2–3. If power is applied in any of these ways, onboard
regulators generate the required supply voltages, and no further power supplies are necessary.
If lab supplies are used to provide the individual voltages required by the USB-MODEVM Interface, JMP6
should have no shunt installed. Voltages are then applied to J2 (+5VA), J3 (+5VD), J4 (+1.8VD), and J5
(+3.3VD). The +1.8VD and +3.3VD can also be generated on the board by the onboard regulators from
the +5VD supply. To enable this configuration, the switches on SW1 must be set to enable the regulators
by placing them in the ON position (lower position, looking at the board with text reading right-side up). If
+1.8VD and +3.3VD are supplied externally, disable the onboard regulators by placing SW1 switches in
the OFF position.
Each power supply voltage has an LED (D1-D7) that lights when the power supplies are active.
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Table 4 shows the function of each specific jumper setting of the EVM.
Table 4. Jumper Setting Function
Reference
W1
W2
W3
W4
W5
W6
W7
W8
Jumper Position
Function
1
3
Selects the +12V supply for the FAN.
1
3
Selects the +5VD supply for the FAN.
1
3
Connects A0 to VDD (A0 = high).
1
3
Connects A0 to DGND (A0 = low).
1
3
Connects A1 to VDD (A1 = high).
1
3
Connects A1 to DGND (A1 = low).
1
3
Connects PWM_MODE to VDD (PWM_MODE = high, Low Frequency PWM is selected).
1
3
Connects PWM_MODE to DGND (PWM_MODE = low, High Frequency PWM is selected).
1
3
Configures fan circuit for 4-wire fan operation.
1
3
Configures fan circuit for 3-wire fan operation.
1
3
Selects the +5VA supply to VDUT, which is used to power the AMC6821.
1
3
Selects the +3.3VA supply via U4 to VDUT, which is used to power the AMC6821.
1
3
Selects the +3.3VD supply to VDD, which is used to power the digital circuits of the AMC6821 EVM.
1
3
Selects the +5VD supply to VDD, which is used to power the digital circuits of the AMC6821 EVM.
Disconnects the selected fan supply from the fan circuit.
Connects the selected fan supply from the fan circuit.
W9
Disconnects the collector and base of the sensing transistor, Q1 from the analog IN+ pin of the AMC6821.
Connects the collector and base of the sensing transistor, Q1 to the analog IN+ pin of the AMC6821.
W10
Disconnects the emitter of the sensing transistor, Q1 from the analog IN- pin of the AMC6821.
Connects the emitter of the sensing transistor, Q1 to the analog IN- pin of the AMC6821.
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Table 4. Jumper Setting Function (continued)
Reference
Jumper Position
Function
W11
Digital ground is not connected to analog ground.
Digital ground is connected to analog ground.
S1
Heater switch is OFF.
Heater switch is ON.
Legend:
3.5
Indicates the corresponding pins that are shorted or closed.
Fan Spin-Up Implementation
The AMC6821 powers up with specific default values as listed in the data sheet. One issue to consider is
how the fan spin-up is implemented. This depends on the device driver (i.e. PMOS or NMOS) that is used
to drive the fan, which affects how the active state of the PWM output is set. This issue is only relevant
during power up and reset. Upon power up, the PWMINV bit of configuration register 1 (address 0x00) is
reset to zero, which assumes the PMOS device driver polarity. Since the EVM implements an NMOS FET
for the fan driver, the PWM output's active state (ON and OFF cycle) is reversed. Therefore, the spin-up
function that is applied to the fan is the opposite of the original intention of the spin-up operation. The DCY
value of the spin-up process is shown in Figure 13.
DCY
100%
Normal
Control
33.3%
0
TSPIN-UP/3
TSPIN-UP
Figure 13. Spin-Up Process
Figure 14 demonstrates the activity of the PWM output signal for both PMOS and NMOS drivers for
comparison. The figure shows the PWM output’s activity as time lined with the DCY chart. The PWMPMOS
is the actual PWM output signal during power up, by default. The PWM output’s polarity follows that of a
PMOS device driver where the TON period is the low cycle of the PWM output and the TOFF period is the
high cycle of the PWM output. Because the EVM is equipped with an NMOS driver, the TON period and
the TOFF period of the PWM output are reversed as shown by the PWMNMOS. Therefore, instead of the fan
spinning up as intended, the fan comes to a complete stop when the DCY value reaches 100% duty cycle.
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DCY
100%
Normal
Control
33.3%
0
TSPIN-UP
TSPIN-UP/3
TON T
OFF
PWMPMOS
FAN ON
TOFF
TON
FAN OFF
PWMNMOS
PWMNMOS
FAN ON
INVERTED
Figure 14. PWM Output Comparison During Spin-Up Process
Hence, the actual spin-up process of the fan with the current EVM configuration is shown in Figure 15.
PWM High Duty
100%
Fan
Spins
Down
(If directly driving NMOS
switch and PWMINV has not
been properly set to 1)
66.6%
When start = 1 then
normal control
starts
Normal
Control
66.6%
Fan
Stops
0
TSPIN-UP/3
TSPIN-UP
Figure 15. Spin-Up Process (with NMOS Driver on Power-Up)
If the spin-up process as shown in Figure 15 presents a problem with the application, it can be corrected
to follow the PMOS spin-up characteristics. To implement the correction on this EVM, invert the PWM
output to drive the NMOS FET device, Q2. This is accomplished through a hardware solution where the
spare inverter, U2A, is used to invert the PWM output to drive the NMOS FET. Populate R10 and R16 on
the AMC6821 EVM board with 0-Ω resistors, and disconnect the shorting jumper that shunts pins 11 and
12 of the J5 header. Make sure that J5 pins 9 and 10 are shunted by a shorting jumper so that the open
collector PWM output is pulled high. A snapshot of the hardware configuration is shown in Figure 16.
Refer to the schematic for further information
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J5 Jumper
Configuration
1
2
11
12
R10
0W
R16
0W
U2A
1
6
Figure 16. Hardware Configuration Spin-Up Using NMOS FET Drive
When the hardware correction is implemented, the PWM output follows the DCY chart as shown in
Figure 13 for the PMOS driver polarity. This is demonstrated in Figure 14, as shown by the
PWMNMOS INVERTED. The hardware configuration shown in Figure 16 is the default connection to which the
AMC6821 is configured.
4
EVM Software Evaluation Tool Operation
This section covers in detail the operation of the EVM Software Evaluation Tool to guide the user in using
this tool to control and monitor cooling fan for thermal management.
4.1
Software Introduction
This software was developed to provide convenience to the user, and easy control and monitor of the
AMC6821 EVM via a PC using the USB port. It is a simple graphical user interface that allows the user to
configure the AMC6821 device manually or with guidance. Once the device is properly configured, the
cooling fan is monitored and controlled as set by the configuration settings made by the user.
The USB-MODEVM is a TAS1020 based platform and is used as the host controller to transfer the data
and control from the PC USB port to the AMC6821 EVM. The TAS1020 translates the data into I2C mode
of interface for the AMC6821 device to recognize. The opposite process is initiated when transferring data
from the AMC6821EVM to the PC.
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Software Tool Kit Basic Operation
Before starting the software, make sure that the EVM is plugged in to the USB-MODEVM platform as
shown in Figure 17. An actual picture is shown in Figure 11 of Section 3.2 in this manual.
Figure 17. AMC6821EVM and USB-MODEVM Mating Connection
Next is to connect a USB cable to the USB-MODEVM via J7 connector and the PC’s USB port. A block
diagram of the complete setup is shown in Figure 18.
Figure 18. Block Diagram of the AMC6821EVM-PDK Assembly
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If the software is launched before the communication link, and power to the EVM is established, an error
occurs since the initial USB communication link is invalid.
When the software tool is launched, a splash window pops up to choose between I2C fast or standard
protocol as shown below.
Select the I2C
standard for
communication
interface
Since the AMC6821 only supports the standard, 100 kHz, mode of operation, choose the standard option.
Once the initial communication is established, the first thing that needs to be done is to synchronize the
AMC6821 and the software tool by clicking on the reset button as shown below. The reset button may
have to be pressed a few times until the alarm indicators (i.e. SMBALERT, OVR, THERM, and FAN
FAULT) turn green. This indicates that the software is now synchronized with the EVM.
Press this
RESET
button to
initialize the
software.
When the software is properly reset, the front panel displays the default values of the AMC6821 device
configuration, status, and identification. It also turns the alarm indicators to green. The front panel also
shows the values of the local and remote temperatures. The RPM gauge indicator will peg to the highest
value (i.e. infinity) because the TACH data register’s default value is zero (see the RPM calculation in the
data sheet).
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Upon RESET, the
default values are
loaded into the
device registers.
The configuration
and status, as well
as the device
identification
information are
displayed here for
quick reference.
4.3
EVM Hardware Functionality Test
The AMC6821EVM hardware can be tested for functionality from the hardware test box in the front panel
as shown below. The test must be performed with the TACH signal disconnected from the fan by
removing the appropriate jumper from the J5 header.
J5 Jumper
Configuration
1
11
24
2
Remove these
jumpers
12
•
Reset the EVM by pressing on the
•
Start the AMC6821 monitoring by pressing on the
start bit (bit 0 of configuration register 1).
•
Enable the OVR pin by pressing on the
•
Turn the THERM alarm on by pressing the
button. This programs the
Remote-THERM-Limit Register (0x1A), and sets the temperature to 0°C to create an alarm. The
SMBALERT and THERM alarm indicators should turn red as shown. The THERM alarm LED indicator,
D4, on the EVM should turn on as well.
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Turn the OVR alarm on by pressing the
button. This programs the
Remote-Critical-Temp Register (0x1D), and sets the critical temperature to 0°C to create an alarm. The
OVR alarm indicator should turn red also as shown below. The OVR alarm LED indicator, D2, on the
EVM should turn on as well.
•
Turn the FAN-FAULT alarm on by pressing the
button. This programs the
TACH-Low-Limit Register (0x10 and 0x11), and sets the TACH low limit to a lower value then the
TACH Data Register reading. Remember that the TACH signal is no longer being measured during this
test, so the TACH data by default is set to 0xFFFF. Since the TACH low limit register defines the
minimum speed of the fan, which is now lower then the TACH data register value, a fan spin-up mode
is initiated. The fan speed is measured immediately after spin-up and if the fan speed does not return
to a normal range after five consecutive spin-up processes, a fan failure occurs and the FAN-FAULT
alarm is generated. A delay of approximately 30 seconds is implemented in software to accommodate
the spin-up cycle. A splash screen as shown below will be displayed.
Click on the OK button and the progress bar should start to show activity. When the progress bar reaches
its full range as shown below, the FAN-FAULT alarm should turn red. At this point all alarms should be
turned red. The FAN-FAULT alarm LED indicator, D3, on the EVM should turn on as well, but it may turn
on earlier than the software indicator.
Progress Bar
Indicator
•
Turn the FAN-FAULT alarm off by pressing on the
button. This programs the
TACH-Low-Limit Register (0x10 and 0x11), and sets the TACH low limit to the same value as the
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TACH Data Register reading. This takes the fan out of spin-up mode, and return the fan to its normal
speed range. The FAN-FAULT alarm indicator should go back to green and the FAN-FAULT alarm
LED indicator, D3, should go off.
•
Turn the OVR alarm off by pressing on the
button. This programs the
Remote-Critical-Temp Register (0x1D), and sets the critical temperature to 100°C to clear the alarm.
The OVR alarm indicator should turn green and the OVR alarm LED indicator, D2, on the EVM should
turn off as well.
•
Turn the THERM alarm off by pressing on the
button. This programs the
Remote-THERM-Limit Register (0x1A), and sets the temperature to 100°C to clear the alarm. The
THERM alarm indicator should turn green and the THERM alarm LED indicator, D4, on the EVM
should turn off as well.
Now, all the alarm indicators are back to normal except for the SMBALERT alarm indicator as shown
below.
•
•
To clear the SMBALERT alarm, the status registers 1 and 2 (0x02 and 0x03) must be read. Click on
the Select Register drop down box and select Status 1 first and click on the
button
Repeat the same process for Status 2 as performed above. The SMBALERT alarm indicator should now
go back to its normal state as shown below.
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4.4
AMC6821 Device Register Programming
The option to program the device manually or automatically is achieved by choosing the appropriate
button in the program mode section of the front panel.
Select the mode of operation of the EVM
by clicking on the “Auto” or “Manual” button
located in the “PGM Mode” selector box to
program the device.
4.4.1
Automatic Programming
If the Auto mode of programming is selected, the user is directed to the Register Auto Programming tab or
panel as shown below.
A splash screen appears instantaneously, as shown below, prompting the user to determine if an existing
register setting file is to be written or not written to the device.
Clicking on the YES button prompts the user to select the register setting file from an existing directory
(as shown below) that has previously been used to save the files. From this window, the user can
navigate, and select the correct file to write to the device. Confirm the file selected by clicking on the OK
button. Once the file to be written to the device is selected, the
button
must be pressed to complete the write command to the AMC6821 device.
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If there is no existing register setting file saved, select the NO button of the Prompt User for Register
Settings to load splash screen as shown below.
A series of splash screens appear one at a time to prompt the user for inputs as follows:
• The first splash screen prompts the user to enable or disable the SMBus timeout feature of the
AMC6821 device.
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The second splash screen prompts the user to select for the correct number of pulses per revolution of
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The third splash screen prompts the user to select for the TACH update rate of 1 second or 250 ms.
•
The fourth splash screen prompts the user to enable or disable the TACH input of the AMC6821
device.
•
The fifth splash screen prompts the user to select the correct fan type (i.e. 3-wire or 4-wire) to set the
TACH mode function of the AMC6821 device properly.
•
The sixth splash screen prompts the user to enable or disable the PWM output of the AMC6821
device.
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The seventh splash screen prompts the user for the desired fan control mode of operation.
The step-by-step dialog as shown in the series of splash screens above is provided to guide the user, and
ensure that the correct setup or configuration, based on the fan that is used, is achieved. All other
registers that are not touched by the bit settings, as a result of the selections made from the series of
splash screens, assume the default values.
The values that were selected from the series of splash screens can now be written into the device by
clicking on the
button in the Register Auto Programming tab or panel to
complete the write command to the AMC6821 device.
Both auto modes of programming processes above will write the selected configuration settings to the
device. The write process also sets the start bit of configuration register 1 (bit 0 of address 0x00), so that
fan monitoring and control is started automatically.
Once the configuration setup is written to the device, it can be saved as a text file for future device register
programming use. Save the current register setting to a file by clicking on the
button. Saving the register setting file is discussed further in Section 4.4.3.
The
button can be used to go through the selection process again as
discussed above to write to the device registers.
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4.4.2
Manual Programming
If the Manual mode of programming is selected, the user is directed to the Register Manual Programming
tab or panel as shown below.
Register
selection
drop down
box
Binary (or
Boolean)
format data
to be
written to
the device
register
Hexadecimal
format data
to be written
to device
register
Data
format
selector
button
The user can enter the register values either in binary (Boolean) format or hexadecimal format, depending
on the position of the Boolean or Hex Input selector button (or data format selector button). The
appropriate registers to program can be selected by the user via the Select Register to be Programmed
drop down box. When the Boolean format is selected, the bit settings can then be entered in the
appropriate bit position by clicking on their respective bit buttons as shown below. The grayed out boxes
are reserved bit positions and cannot be written into.
Bit value
can be
changed to
1 or 0 by
simply
clicking in the box
When the hexadecimal format is selected, the hex value for the selected register can also be entered in
the Configuration Data box. The value that was entered can be written to the device registers by clicking
on the
button located in the Register Manual Programming tab or panel. In addition, the value
that was just written into the selected register can be read back by clicking on the
button
located in the Register Manual Programming tab or panel to confirm the data that was just written into the
device register. The read function can be accessed at any time to read the registers provided the fan
monitoring function is stopped.
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Saving the Register Setting into a File
The register settings that were written into the device through the Auto or Manual mode of programming
may be saved as a file for future use or reference. This is done in the Register Auto Programming,
Register Manual Programming, or Save Data into Files tab or panel. To do this, click on the
button in the Register Auto Programming panel, or click on the
button in the Register Manual Programming panel. Both actions prompts the user
to select the file path and file name of the register settings. It also changes the panel to the Save Data into
Files panel to show all the current settings of the registers as shown below. To avoid selecting the file
path, and selecting or typing in a new file name every time, click on the Path to Excel file for Register Log
Settings folder icon in the Save Data into Files panel as shown below. Select the file path and the file
name once, and the register settings is written into the same file over and over once the user saves the
file.
Click on the
folder icon
to create a
file path for
the register
settings.
Figure 19. Register Settings
The register settings can be viewed in the table as shown in Figure 19. The table can be scrolled down
and lists the values of all the registers that the AMC6821 possesses. The table includes the corresponding
register address and whether the register is a read or a write function. The corresponding register data are
displayed in hexadecimal format.
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4.4.4
Fan Monitoring and Control Panel
Now that the device registers are properly programmed, the device is now ready to monitor and control
the fan. As mentioned earlier, the device starts its monitoring and control function when the start bit (bit 0
of configuration register 1) is set to one. To start monitoring the fan, go to the Fan and Temp Monitoring
panel by clicking on its tab. From this panel, the user can monitor the fan activities by clicking on the
button. Clicking on the START button starts the software to communicate with the AMC6821,
and continuously reads back its register contents until the
button is pressed. The Fan and Temp
Monitoring panel is shown below.
4.4.5
RPM Time Log and Control Functions
The RPM Time Log charts the waveform of the temperatures as well as the fan RPM or PWM depending
on the control function selected for the AMC6821 device.
Selecting either
of this fan
control method
plots the actual
PWM Duty
Cycle that
drives the fan
in the RPM
Time Log
chart.
Selecting either of
this fan control
method plots the
measured RPM of
the fan in the RPM
Time Log chart
Note: Only one control method should be selected at a time.
When the AMC6821 device is programmed for automatic temperature control, such as FAN Max Speed or
FAN Auto Temp Control, the local and remote temperatures is plotted against the PWM Duty Cycle that is
used to drive the fan. For more information regarding the automatic temperature control, see the data
sheet.
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Remote temp
controls the
PWM duty cycle
to drive the fan,
as it is the greater
temperature
between the two
temps.
If the fan control method selected is FAN Software DCY Control, the measured RPM of the fan that
corresponds to the programmed duty cycle is plotted as shown below. The RPM that is plotted on the
chart is scaled down by a factor of a hundred to be able to view it as close as possible with the
temperature.
Measured
RPM
corresponds to
the
programmed
PWM duty
cycle.
In the software DCY control method, the desired PWM duty cycle value corresponding to the required fan
speed can be programmed into the DCY register by selecting the PWM Duty Cycle from the drop down list
of Parameter Programming box. The value to be written can be the actual value or the register value, both
in decimal format. The example below shows that 10% PWM duty cycle is suppose to be written into the
DCY (address 0x22) register, which is the actual value desired. This value is entered into the Actual Value
box and the toggle switch is set to select the appropriate value to write into the device DCY register. The
equivalent register value of 26 (0x1A) can also be entered into the Register Value box, and the toggle
switch set to point up so that it is selected. The Read/Write toggle switch should also be set to the Write
position and the Send Command button must be pressed to write the value into the appropriate device
register.
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Drop down list box
Read/Write toggle switch
Write value toggle
switch selector.
Send command button to
execute write or read
When the write command is accomplished, the Read Back Value box displays the equivalent value
(depending on which box was selected to do the write function) that was just written into the device DCY
register. Both cases are shown as an example below.
If the fan control method selected is FAN Software RPM Control, the measured RPM of the fan is plotted
against the set target RPM. The RPM that is plotted on the chart is scaled down by a factor of a hundred
to be able to view it as close as possible with the temperature. In addition, the target RPM is also plotted
in the chart and is also scaled down by a factor of a hundred. The target RPM is the value that is
programmed by the user to the device when in software RPM mode of auto temp control.
In the plot shown below, the measured RPM (in blue) does not reach the target RPM (in red) of 3500 rpm.
This is because the target RPM is set at a much higher speed than the actual rated speed of the fan that
is being monitored and controlled. Therefore, the measured RPM (in blue) that is plotted can only go to
the fan’s maximum speed of 3200 rpm.
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Fan’s
maximum
RPM is
achieved at
3200 rpm
In the software RPM control method, the actual fan speed is measured and stored into the TACH Data
Register (addresses 0x08 and 0x09). The value that is stored into the TACH Data Register can then be
compared to the value that is stored in the TACH Setting Register (addresses 0x0E and 0x0F), which is
written by the user. If there is a difference in value between the two registers, the PWM duty cycle is
adjusted, and is used to drive the fan.
The user can write the proper value into the TACH Setting Register that corresponds to the desired fan
speed by selecting the TACH Setting from the drop down list of Parameter Programming box. The value to
be written can be the actual value or the register value, both in decimal format.
In the example below, we show that 2500 rpm is suppose to be written into the TACH Setting Register
(addresses 0x0E and 0x0F), which is the actual value desired. This value is entered into the Actual Value
box, and the toggle switch is set to select the appropriate value to write into the selected device register.
The equivalent register value of 2400 (0x0960) can also be entered into the Register Value box, and the
toggle switch set to point up so that it is selected. The Read/Write toggle switch should also be set to the
Write position and the Send Command button must be pressed to write the value into the appropriate
device register.
This is the actual
register value that is
desired to drive the
fan.
Toggle switch to select
between the register value and
the actual value. The current
position is in register value.
This is the read back
value of the TACH
Setting Register that is
converted into RPM
value that is desired to
drive the fan.
Send command button to execute
write or read command.
In addition, the Parameter Programming selector box, as well as the Target Parameter Setting box is
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provided to easily program any of the device registers listed below if needed. The parameter programming
selector box allows the user to select the appropriate register to be programmed from the drop down
menu. The target parameter setting box provides a way for the user to program the register with its hex
equivalent decimal value through the Register Value box, or with the real-world unit value (i.e., RPM, °C,
etc. depending on the selected register) through the Actual Value box by switching the toggle switch
correctly in their respective position as already discussed in the previous examples above.
To program the register to change its parameters, the monitoring process must be stopped first by clicking
on the STOP button, right below the START button. After stopping the monitoring process, the user can
now program the desired values into the appropriate registers by entering the values into the Register
Value box or the Actual Value box. Make sure the toggle switch is properly positioned to select the correct
entry box to ensure that the correct value is written to the selected device register. Switch the Read/Write
toggle switch to the Write position and press the Send Command button to complete the write process.
The value that is written to the selected register is automatically read back in the Register Read Back
Value box. Depending on the register that is programmed, the reading that is displayed in the Register
Read Back Value box is the actual data written into the register in decimal format.
The RPM Time Log plot can be saved as a bitmap file (BMP) also for future reference. This process can
be accomplished by clicking on the Save RPM Time Log and Current Register Settings
(
) button right below the RPM Time Log chart. This prompts the user to
save the RPM Time Log into a file as the first step. If the user chooses to save the RPM Time Log, a file
path window appears, and the user must choose the appropriate file path and file name. When the OK
button is clicked, the next prompt for the register file settings appears. Choose the appropriate file path
and file name to save the register settings. This process is done to ensure the user saves the register
setting along with the RPM Time Log; therefore, the user can use the current RPM Time Log performance
against the register setting for further test and analysis. If the RPM Time Log is chosen to not be saved,
the next prompt for the register file settings appears, and if the user chooses not to save the register
settings either, an error dialogue appears as shown below. Click on the continue button to continue with
the program.
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Local and Remote Temperature
The local and remote temperatures are also displayed in their digital representation for easy monitoring.
The digital displays for these temperatures are located right below the RPM Time Log Chart, to the right of
the Save RPM Time Log and Current Register Settings (
) button. Since
the remote temperature sensor of the AMC6821 is specifically designed to measure the external CPU
temperature, such as the Pentium-IV with a built-in substrate transistor sensor with an ideality factor of
1.0021, a slight difference in temperature reading by approximately 0.5°C between the remote and local
temperatures is observed. This is because a remote-diode connected transistor (i.e., 2N3904) that has an
ideality factor of 1.004 is used to sense the external temperature. The difference in ideality factor between
the transistor sensor and the AMC6821 remote temperature sensor circuitry which is trimmed for (1.0021)
produces the error in temperature measurement.
The local and remote temperature measurements are plotted in the RPM Time Log chart as shown below.
Local and Remote
Temperature Plots.
Local and Remote
Temperature
Digital Displays.
4.4.7
Additional Indicators
The software includes a few additional indicators such as: register readback indicator, RPM reading
indicator, PWM duty cycle indicator, overtemp indicator, status register indicator (as well as bit status
indicators), RPM gauge, and analog temperature display as well as its corresponding digital display for
user interface.
All the digital displays that are mentioned are shown in their decimal format except for the status bits
where they are either dotted or not, and the overtemp indicators where they are either green or red. The
status bit indicators are in Boolean display where a dot represents a 1 and no dot represents a 0. The
overtemp indicator on the other hand is green when it is false (no overtemp condition) or red when it is
true (overtemp condition).
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4.6
Data Sheets:
Literature Number:
AMC6821
SLAS435
TPS79333
SLVS348
SN74LVC2G14
SCES200
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Schematic
The AMC6821EVM schematic appears on the following page.
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2
3
4
6
5
Revision History
REV
ECN Number
Approved
VDD
+12V
J7
+5VD
W1
1
R1
2.2K
VDUT
2
D
R2
2.2K
R4
0
R3
2.2K
R5
0
R6
0
Note: FAN1 leads connect to J1 header, pins 1, 2 & 3
D
RED WIRE (PWR)
TP2
FAN1
2510-5LB
C1
0.1µF
C5
10µF
R7
TACH
R19
TACH_SENSE
4
WHITE WIRE (TACH)
TACH
2
OVR
3
2.2K
R11
R21
+5VD
W8
C
R18
R9
150
150
A0
NC
A1
THERM
8
2.2K
SMBALERT
OVR
7
2.2K
FAN_FAULT
5
GND
R17
150
IN-
D3
RED
14
SMBALERT
13
A0
12
A1
11
PWM_MODE
10
IN+
9
IN-
1
W3
W4
W10
THERM
W9
2
B
3
R15
4.7K
Serial I2C Header (Top)
R8
0
C
2N3904
TO-92B
POWER
OVR
IN+
J3
2
2N7002
SOT-23
TP3
RS1
R25
50
2
4
Use Samtec connector
P/N: SS-101-T-1C (2 pcs.)
for RS1 & RS2 as resistor
sockets
+5VD
3
FAN_FAULT
J4
GPIO0b
THERM
SOT-23
Q4
VDD
3
2N7002
GPIO1b
GPIO2b
RS2
GPIO3b
S1
INQ5
U2B
SN74LVC2G14
1HEATER
D4
RED
HEATER
NDT3055L
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
TACH
PWM-OUT
FAN_FAULT
OVR
SMBALERT
THERM
IN+
INSCLK
SDI
USB-MODEVM (P3.3)
USB-MODEVM (P3.5)
USB-MODEVM (P3.4)
USB-MODEVM (P1.0)
Customer Specific Header
SOT-223
3
R22
2.2K
SMBALERT
2
SMBALERT
4
(GPIO1a)
6
OVR
GPIO2a
USB-MODEVM (P1.2)
8
10
FAN_FAULT
12
FAN_FAULT
HEATER
14
HEATER
SCL
16
18
SDA
20
Q1
max
4
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
W2
1
SML-LX1206SIC-TR
VDD
SML-LX1206SIC-TR
R13
2.2K
+5VD
3-Wire
R24
10K
4-Wire
P4
P2
3
4-Wire
Q6
1
B
Q2
3
1
SOT-23
2
NDT3055L
+5VD
6
2N7002
2
1
3-Wire
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
4
2
W5
5
R16
DNP
5
USB-MODEVM (P1.1)
4
10K
J2
SDI
U3B
SN74LVC2G14
Q3
1
R10
DNP
SCLK
1nF
3
R12
2
PWM-OUT
SDI
D2
RED
SML-LX1206SIC-TR
5V PWR
12V PWR
12V PWR
IN+
SCLK
AMC6821
J5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
11 12
PWM_MODE
16
15
C2
R14
10K
TACH
SDA
3
FAN TERMINAL
TACH
4
PWM_OUTPUT
SCLK
PWM_OUT
2
3
VDD
PWM-OUT 1
PWM-OUT
(GPIO0a)
1
POWER
6
VDD
3
2
BLACK WIRE (GND)
U1
2
FAN GROUND
2
PWR
1
1
GND
E C
1
TACH (White)
0
J1
SOT-223
U3A
SN74LVC2G14
U2A
GPIO0b
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
GPIO1b
GPIO2b
GPIO3b
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
SMBALERT
OVR
GPIO2a
B
FAN_FAULT
HEATER
SCL
SDA
Serial I2C Header (Bottom)
U2A_IN
1
6
U2A_OUT
+3.3VD+1.8VD +5VA
+12V
-12V
-5VA +3.3VA +5VD
J12
Do Not Populate
P5
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
+5VD
U4
1
3
2
IN
VDUT
OUT
2
4
6
8
10
TP1
AGND
5
+5VD
W6
+3.3VD
W11
EN
GND NR
3
1
3
5
7
9
2
J6
1
2
SN74LVC2G14
P8
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
4
TPS79333DBVR
C6
2.2µF
C3
0.1µF
C4
0.1µF
A
W7
R23
150
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VDD
D1
D5
R20
GREEN
150
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