PowerCompass Part 4: Generate Reference Designs

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Added on November 06, 2016

For schematic-enabled parts, you can generate customized reference design files to get a BOM and a set of base schematics with all the associated blocks connected together—simplifying your design effort.

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Video Transcript

So once you're at this point where you've selected all the parts that are gonna make it into your final design, if you've chosen parts that are schematic-enabled or a mixture of parts that are schematic-enabled and you can go to the next step which is generator reference design, and all these parts that are schematic-enabled will now generate a schematic-free for the system you've created.

So in this case, I'm gonna go ahead and hit Generate Reference Design. I'm gonna give my project a name. I'll just call it Test. Hit Continue. So we now have a reference design created, and it's given us a schematic file, OrCAD.dsn file and a bill of materials, parts list for that schematic.

So we'll just go open the PDF file here, by clicking on it. We'll see a schematic created for the system, first output rail was a...we used an ISL8225 which was the part that's capable for up to 40 amps output. In the requirements, it was only 20 amps. We decided to use this one. So you can see a configured schematic there.

Next one, we use a ISL85003 to do our VDD 1.8 full output.

Then we used a dual output part, ISL85033 which is a 3 amp/3 amp. So it's doing the VCC 3.3 at well as the LDO supply. That's a 2.2 at 2 amps, LDO supply.

Then we had LDO which is using the ISL80102 device for our VCO, VCO2, and that was at 1.8 volts at 1.26 amps.

All the schematics are interconnected and ready to go. If we would had defined anything for sequencing, we'd also see sequencing, a sequencer available in the schematics as well. So that's the basic system here from start to finish, finish being the schematics.

I can open one of the other files as well. Let's open the bill of materials and you'll see it basically has all the components of this system that we created here.