I've manage to fry a very expensive chip 300 pounds
As i've inherited the project i assumed the power protection circuit was good anywayz heres what we have:
Were using a 7.2V 1900mAh battery which powers up a FPGA and DSP board
The DSP board requires about 5v and 600mA (The chip is on a F2812 eZdSP board)
The FPGA requires 5.5V and 600mA
Currenty they are wired in paralell as follows:http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=circuitbg7.jpg
We need to make sure there is a constant 5V supply and 600 mA current and the DSP can draw more current when required. The DSP kept switching on and off till it burnt out.
When investigating we found the Voltage Regulator was not stepping downt he voltage were assuming there is no current protection in the setup in the diagram above.
Can anyone suggest how we can protect our expensive chips in future?