The Renesas USB to PMBus adapter (often referred to as a "dongle") is used to connect a demonstration board with a PMBus interface to a PC. The USB to PMBus adapter is powered from the USB output of the host PC. The USB interface utilizes the USB Mini format, and the output uses a standard 2 row, 6 pin header on 0.100 inch centers. The PMBus command set is accessed by using the PowerNavigator™ evaluation software from a PC running Microsoft Windows.

The ISLUSBEVAL1Z is the replacement part for ZLUSBEVAL3Z which is now end of life (EOL).

PowerNavigator software


  • Connect the USB Mini provided between the host computer and the USB to PMBus adapter
  • Connect USB to PMBus adapter to demonstration board to test or evaluate
  • Apply input power (labeled VIN) to the demonstration board
  • Using the host PC's internet browser, navigate to the PowerNavigator™ software page.
  • Follow the download instructions.
  • Once the PowerNavigator™ software is installed, double-click on the PowerNavigator™ icon and follow the software's instructions.

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
ISLUSBEVAL1Z User's Manual Manual PDF 257 KB
PowerNavigator User Guide for POL Manual PDF 4.68 MB
ZLUSBEVAL3Z User Guide Manual PDF 393 KB
ISLUSBEVAL1Z Design Files Design File ZIP 410 KB
Production Configuration Utility v5.4.139 Software ZIP 120.25 MB
PowerNavigator™ Software v5.4.139 Software ZIP 96.49 MB
ZLUSBEVAL3Z Design Files Design File ZIP 963 KB