A hot-swap controller is used to limit the inrush current when a circuit board is plugged into a powered backplane. In addition a hot-swap controller may offer some or all of the following features: over current protection (electronic circuit breaker), over-voltage protection, and under-voltage protection. Hot-swap controllers are also required to isolate the board from the backplane which is useful in troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrade activities. The power-down request may come from the backplane (remote) or an on-board switch (manual).
This reference design demonstrates how a Power Manager II ispPAC-POWR1220AT8 can be used to implement the functions required for +12V hot-swap applications. This reference design is compatible with the Power Manager II Hercules Development Kits.
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* May work in other devices as well.
Note: The performance and design sizes shown above are estimates only. The actual results may vary depending upon the chosen parameters, timing constraints, and device implementation. See the design's documentation for details. All coding and design work was done on a PC platform unless noted otherwise.