AR# 69856


Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 Evaluation Kit - Reprogramming the Maxim Integrated Power Controllers


The Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 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 programmed a limited number of times (4).

If power issues are encountered on the KCU116, reprogramming these devices might become necessary, using the Maxim InTune PowerTool cable.


The MAX15301 devices on the KCU116 Evaluation Kit can be reprogrammed an indefinite number of times.

The MAX20751E devices on the KCU116 can be programmed 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:

Please find the script needed to reprogram the KCU116 attached, together with important instructions to follow.

Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 Evaluation Kit:

Please find attached the document, KCU116_Power_Controllers_Reprogramming_Steps.pdf.

  • This PDF is to be used with KCU116_RevA_r002_DCR.xml


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Name File Size File Type
KCU116_RevA_r002_DCR.xml 38 KB XML
KCU116_Power_Controllers_Reprogramming_Steps.pdf 949 KB PDF

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69811 Xilinx UltraScale+ Boards and Kits - Maxim Integrated Power Solution N/A N/A
AR# 69856
Date 12/20/2018
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
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