MIKROE Boost-INV Click

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    Boost-INV Click is a very useful DC/DC voltage converter device, as can output both positive and negative voltage, boosted up to 12.78V and -13.95, from a single fixed voltage input. The input voltage can vary between 2.55V to 5.5V, making the Boost-INV Click an ideal solution for powering devices with complex, split-rail power supply demands, using only a common battery. A special feature of the LT3582 integrated DC/DC converter is the presence of the I2C interface, which is uncommon for devices of this type: it allows configuring of the output voltages, power sequencing, and output voltage ramp rates. It has an OTP memory also, which can be used to store the power-on default values.

    High integration of the Boost-INV Click allows it to use a low number of external components. Advanced switching control of the LTC3582 allows very high efficiency and reduced EMI for using it in audio, or similar EMI sensitive applications. Output disconnect feature prevents current leaking (battery discharge) when the device is powered off. These features allow this Click board™ to be used as a very compact programmable split-rail power supplies used for signal chain data acquisition applications, low power audio applications, LCD and OLED displays and other general purpose applications that use dual power supply source.

    The main component of the Boost-INV Click is the LT3582, programmable boost and inverting DC/DC converter with OTP memory, from Analog Devices. This IC is actually a dual circuit, offering a boost DC/DC converter and an inverter, in one package. The boost converter can provide up to 12.78V on the output while driving the load with up to 350mA. The inverter can provide -13.95V, offering up to 600mA to the connected load, before the current limiting is activated.

    The boost converter uses an advanced switching scheme with the source-grounded NMOS as the main switching element, controlling both the off-time and the peak current. The programmable voltage divider on the output provides the feedback voltage, needed for the regulation. The inverter topology allows a single inductor to be used on the output, simplifying the design.

    As already mentioned, the LT3582 features a set of programmable parameters, which can be accessed via the I2C interface. These parameters include configuring the output voltages, power sequencing, and output voltage ramp rates. An onboard OTP non-volatile memory can be programmed with values that will be used at the startup. The command register (CMDR) is reset to 0x00h upon powering up, which disables the outputs and sets the device to read parameters stored in the OTP area. If the OTP memory area is empty, it is necessary to set up working parameters first (output voltage, power up sequence, charging current for the ramp-up capacitors…), before using the device. It is worth mentioning that there are three bits in the CMDR register, referred to as RSEL0, RSEL1, and RSEL2 in the LT3582 datasheet, which redirects the device to use either registers or the OTP memory. When set to 0, the device uses parameters stored in the OTP memory. Note that 0x00h is the default value of the CMDR register, meaning settings stored in the OTP will be used by default, after power on.

    It is possible to dynamically change values of the output voltages and other configurable working parameters. However, it is highly recommended to disable the device (SWOFF bit of the CMDR register) before modifying working parameters, since large output voltage changes can cause large current spikes on the switching circuitry if performed in real-time, while the switching circuit is running.

    Programming the OTP requires an external power source, which is fairly filtered (possibly with a filtering capacitor on the output). Voltage drop under 13V might trigger the FAULT bit and render the device unusable. This voltage ranges from 13V to 15V. The Click board™ is equipped with the standard 2.54mm (100mil) header for this purpose. Once the programming voltage is connected (VPP pad), the WOTP bit of the CMDR register initiates the programming. The complete algorithm with the detailed description of the OTP programming procedure can be found in the LT3582 datasheet.

    An onboard SMD jumper labeled as VSEL allows selection between the 3.3V and 5V power rail from mikroBUS™, routing it to the voltage input pin of the LT3582 IC. The I2C pull-up resistors are also connected to this voltage, allowing communication with both 3.3V and 5V MCUs.

    The Click board™ also offers the I2C address selection jumper, labeled as the I2C ADD. This jumper selects between two possible 7bit addresses: left position sets the I2C peripheral address to 0x49h, while the right position sets the address to 0x69h. Note that this is the 7bit address only - to get the complete I2C address, an R/W bit needs to be added at the end.

    Input screw terminals allow secure connection for the load and are clearly labeled to avoid confusion: the V- pin offers the negative voltage, while the V+ pin outputs positive voltage. GND pins are connected to the common ground of the Click board™.


    • Interface: I2C
    • Compatibility: mikroBUS™
    • Dimensions: 42.9 x 25.4mm
    • Input Voltage: 3.3V or 5V
    • Input Voltage (mounted on the mikroBUS™): Min. 3.3V, Max. 5V
    • Positive Output Voltage (boost converter): Min. 3.52V, Max. 12.94V
    • Negative Output Voltage (inverting converter): Min. -1.18V, Max. -14.2V
    • Switching Current Limit on V+ (boost converter): Min. 285mA, Max.430mA
    • Switching Current Limit on V- (inverting converter): Min. 490mA, Max. 720mA