Is VIO_3P3 NC?

Added by Joel Meltzer over 11 years ago

Is VIO_3P3 (pins 21, 23, 25 & 27) NC on the MityARM 3359? Looks like all 4 are tied together but are no-connect. Is there really 3.3V power available from these? I have them wired to VDDSHV2 & VDDSHV4 as suggested in the Design Guide but they the net is pulled down to 0.5V

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RE: Is VIO_3P3 NC? - Added by Michael Williamson over 11 years ago

VIO_3P3 is switched on by the SOM after the core voltages to the AM335X are enabled. VIO_3P3 should also be used for the "high" levels on the bootstrap mode pins (LCD_DATA pins).

It is generated using a TPS62290 that is sourcing the input 3.3V, so they will appear (and are) isolated from the input voltage to the module.


RE: Is VIO_3P3 NC? - Added by Mark Kraft over 11 years ago

IN confirming the information in this post I noticed that the 80-000458RC-3 A schematic is not linked correctly on the development kit wiki. It links to the Rev B scehmatic which still shows 3.3V to LCD pin pullups. Does Rev 3 A also show VIO_3P3 to VDDS_HVx pins?


RE: Is VIO_3P3 NC? - Added by Alexander Block over 11 years ago

I will take a look at the schematics by Friday and update the link as necessary. I believe you are correct...the Rev B and Rev C point to the same schematic.

Sorry about the delay on this issue,


RE: Is VIO_3P3 NC? - Added by Michael Williamson over 11 years ago

Hi Mark,

Rev 3 A does not show VIO_3P3 to the VDDS_HVx pins (it still has +3.3 to everything except the LCD pin pullups for the bootstrap mode), but I believe it should. We are in the process of updating the reference schematic to add some R-C termination (in place of the series termination) on the RGMII Tx data lines (from AM335x to PHY) in order to improve some signal margins and are also looking at sequencing the VDDS_HVx pins using the VIO_3P3.

We have not had any issue with power scheme with the remaining VDDS_HVx pins and associated peripherals, but as you may have seen from the AM335x datasheet I think that those supplies really should be sequenced on power up.

I was hoping to have done some testing by now to provide you with more details and post the schematic, but that has been delayed by about a week or so. We've implemented/tested the R-C terminations mentioned above, but the power sequencing testing is waiting on delivery of updated assemblies.


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