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AR# 65192

Virtex UltraScale FPGA VCU108 Evaluation Kit - Reprogramming the Maxim Integrated Power Controllers


The Virtex UltraScale FPGA VCU108 Evaluation Kit uses the MAX20751 and MAX15301 PMBus devices as part of the power supply system.

The MAX20751 device can be reprogrammed a limited number of times (4).

If power issues are encountered on the VCU108, reprogramming these devices might become necessary, using the Maxim InTune PowerTool cable.


The MAX15301 PMBus devices on the VCU108 Evaluation Kit can be reprogrammed.  

The MAX20751 devices on the VCU108 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.

Information on ordering the PowerTool MAXPOWERTOOL002# dongle can be found in (Xilinx Answer 62629) - UltraScale Boards and Kits - Maxim Integrated Power Solution.

The PowerTool software can be downloaded here: 


Please find the script needed to reprogram the VCU108 below, together with important instructions to follow.

Virtex UltraScale VCU108 Evaluation Kit: 

Please see the attached document, VCU108_Power_Controllers_Reprogramming_Steps.pdf (to be used with FULL_VCU108_REVA_R1_04132015.zip)


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FULL_VCU108_REVA_R1_04132015.zip 3 KB ZIP
VCU108 Power Bus Reprogramming 942 KB PDF

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
62629 UltraScale Boards and Kits - Maxim Integrated Power Solution dongle N/A N/A
AR# 65192
Date 08/26/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
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