The NXP analog product development boards provide an easy-to-use platform for evaluating NXP products. The boards support a range of analog, mixed-signal, and power solutions. They incorporate monolithic integrated circuits and system-in-package devices that use proven high-volume technology. NXP products offer longer battery life, a smaller form factor, reduced component counts, lower cost, and improved performance in powering state-of-the-art systems.
This page will guide you through learning about how to set up the KITPF8100FRDMEVM or the KITPF8200FRDMEVM board
Working with the KITPF8100FRDMEVM or the KITPF8200FRDMEVM requires the kit contents, additional hardware, and a Windows PC workstation with installed software.
In addition to the kit contents, the following hardware is necessary or beneficial when working with this kit.
This evaluation board requires a Windows PC workstation. Meeting these minimum specifications should produce great results when working with this evaluation board.
Installing software is necessary to work with this evaluation board. Software package NXP_FlexGUI_PF8x_Rev_0.7.x or higher contains:
Refer to UM11160 - KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM Evaluation Board - User Guide for full evaluation board functionality.
The KITPF8100FRDMEVM or the KITPF8200FRDMEVM provides an easy-to-use platform for evaluating NXP products. The boards support a range of analog, mixed-signal, and power solutions. They incorporate monolithic integrated circuits and system-in-package devices that use proven high-volume technology. NXP products offer longer battery life, a smaller form factor, reduced component counts, lower cost, and improved performance in powering state-of-the-art systems.
These customer evaluation boards feature the PF8100/PF8200 power management IC. The kits integrate all hardware needed to fully evaluate the PMIC. They integrate a communication bridge based on the FRDM-KL25Z freedom board to interface with the FlexGUI software interface to fully configure and control the PF8100/PF8200 PMIC.
The KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM are a hardware evaluation boards that allow the full evaluation of the PF8100/PF8200. The PF8100/PF8200 family of devices feature power management-integrated circuit (PMIC) designed for high performance i.MX 8 and S32V based applications. It features seven high-efficiency buck converters and four linear regulators for powering the processor, memory, and miscellaneous peripherals.
Built-in one time programmable memory stores key startup configurations, drastically reducing external components typically used to set output voltage and sequence of external regulators. Regulator parameters are adjustable through high-speed I2C after start-up offering flexibility for different system states.
The PF8100/PF8200 family comprises two versions of this PMIC, to address different market needs:
|PF8100||Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for high-performance processing applications.||
|PF8200||Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for high-performance processing applications.||
The KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM consists of a multiple board with FRDM-LKL25 as shown in the final assembly below.
Board overview/ components, jumper configurations, test points, connectors, and additional board descriptions / images are available in the User Guide. Refer to UM11160 - KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM Evaluation Board - User Guide.
This section summarizes the overall setup. Detail description is provided in the user guide.
Suggested equipment’s needed for test:
It is recommended to learn about the device and its specifications prior to operating the boards. The device has a high level of flexibility due to parameter configuration available in the OTP. This impacts the functionality of the device. It is key to understand how the parameters are programmed on the device.
Note: The board is populated with a MC33PF8100A0ES or MC33PF8200A0ES.
To configure the hardware and workstation as illustrated.
Detailed configuration, Flex GUI options are detailed in the User Guide. Refer to UM11160 - KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM Evaluation Board - User Guide.
Download and run SW for the KITPF8100FRDMEVM or the KITPF8200FRDMEVM. These evaluation boards use FlexGUI software for PF8100/PF8200 device. Prior to the installation of the FlexGUI software and performing device firmware updates (if needed), download and unzip the NXP_FlexGUI_PF8x_REV_0.7.x.zip file to any desired location.
The FlexGUI software installation requires only extracting the zip file in a desired location.
The FlexGUI Rev 0.7.0 or higher, interfaces with the FRDM-KL25Z freedom board via USB-HID protocol, which should be recognized automatically by the Windows OS eliminating the need for any extra hardware drivers. Refer to UM11160 Section 5.4 "Updating the PF8100/PF8200 FlexGUI firmware" for details on how to update the FRDM-KL25Z, in case the board is not loaded with the latest firmware with USB-HID support.
The FRDM-KL25Z freedom board is used as a communication bridge to interface the FlexGUI with the PMIC and other I2C devices. The firmware is organized in three levels:
1. Press the push button on the Freedom board and connect the USB cable into the SDA port on the Freedom board. A new BOOTLOADER device should appear on the left pane of the file explorer.
2. Drag and drop the file MSD-DEBUG-FRDM-KL25Z_Pemicro_v118.SDA into the BOOTLOADER drive. File should be located in the KL25Z firmware folder.
3. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable into the SDA port (this time without pressing the push button). A new device called FRDM_KL25Z is installed on the PC.
If a new software or silicon release requires a firmware update on the FRDM-KL25Z freedom board, use the following procedure to upgrade or downgrade the firmware of the freedom board as needed. Note that this procedure is needed only to update the firmware and may be skipped if no change is needed.
1. Connect the USB cable in the SDA port (without holding the push button).
2. Locate the ".bin" FlexGUI driver to be installed, for example flexgui-fw-kl25z-usb-hidpf8x00- v0.1.1.bin, drag and drop the file into the FRDM_KL25Z driver.
3. Freedom board firmware is successfully loaded.
Complete step by step software instructions are detailed in the User Guide. Refer to UM11160 - KITPF8100FRDMEVM / KITPF8200FRDMEVM Evaluation Board - User Guide.
The overview tab provides an overview of the device, product features, a description of the kit contents, a list of (and links to) supported devices, list of (and links to) any related products and a Get Started section.
After downloading files, review each file, including the user guide which includes setup instructions.
In addition to our PF8100_PF8200: Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for high-performance processing applications page you may also want to visit:
Hardware pages: Analog Toolbox
Software pages: Analog Expert Software and Tools
Community page: https://community.nxp.com/community/Power-Management
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