Internal / on chip LDO do not power up correct

Discussion created by MartinRe on Jul 1, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 5, 2013 by MartinRe
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I'm having trouble with the internal LDO of the i.MX53. I have a custom design and some boards do not power up correct. When switching on these modules the LDO voltages provided via VDD_ANA_PLL and VDD_DIG_PLL do not reach their voltage level (1.3V and 1.8V), but ramp up very slowly to a kind of lower and undefined voltage level. In some rare cases also these boards power up fine and the LDO voltages are as expected (1 out of 10 times).

I cheked that no IO pins are externally driven while the IO power supply for the pin (NVCC_xxx) is off and power sequencing should be fine.


To analyze the problem I modified my board to provide only 1V3 for NVCC_SRTC_POW and VCC. After 1V3 supply is stable I supply 2V5 for VDD_REG. At this time I would expect VDD_DIG_PLL and VDD_ANA_PLL to provide 1V8 and 1V3.

Regarding VDD_REG this is the only requirement for the power up sequence: "VDD_REG supply is required to be powered ON to enable DDR operation. It must be powered on after VCC and before NVCC_EMI_DRAM."


Any explanation? Are there any other requirements for the LDOs to turn on right?