Tag Archives: Switchmode

LT8630 – 100V, 600 mA synchronous buck DC/DC betters 93% efficiency

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LT8630 is a 600 mA, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator using synchronous rectification to deliver efficiency as high as 93% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 7 µA in no-load standby conditions. by By Graham Prophet @ edn-europe.com:

The device’s 3V to 100V input voltage range suits it for 48V automotive systems, dual battery transportation, industrial and 36V to 72V telecom applications. Its internal high efficiency switches can deliver up to 600 mA of continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.8V.

LT8630 – 100V, 600 mA synchronous buck DC/DC betters 93% efficiency – [Link]

LTC7851 – Quad Output, Multiphase Step-Down Voltage Mode DC/DC Controller with Accurate Current Sharing

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The LTC7851 is a quad output multiphase synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with accurate current sharing between phases and differential output voltage sensing. This controller works in conjunction with external power train devices such as DrMOS and power blocks as well as discrete N-channel MOSFETs and associated gate drivers, enabling flexible design configurations. Up to 8 phases with two ICs can be paralleled and can be clocked out-of-phase to minimize input and output filtering for very high current requirements up to 260A. It operates with a VCC supply voltage from 3V to 5.5V, is designed for step-down conversion from an input voltage from 3V to 27V and produces one to four independent output voltages ranging from 0.6V to 5V. The device’s voltage mode control architecture allows for a selectable fixed operating frequency from 250kHz to 2.25MHz or it can be synchronized to an external clock over the same range. Applications include power distribution and industrial systems, FPGA, DSP, processor and ASIC supplies.

LTC7851 – Quad Output, Multiphase Step-Down Voltage Mode DC/DC Controller with Accurate Current Sharing – [Link]

Dual output step-down charge pump operates without inductors

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Linear Technology’s LTC3256 is a high voltage low noise dual output power supply, which takes a single positive input and generates 5V and 3.3V step-down supplies with high efficiency and no inductors. by Julien Happich @ edn-europe.com

The device features a wide 5.5V to 38V input voltage range and includes independently enabled dual outputs: a 5V 100mA supply, and a 250mA 3.3V low-dropout (LDO) regulator, for a total of 350mA available output current.

Dual output step-down charge pump operates without inductors – [Link]

How to Improve Buck Converter Light Load Efficiency with an LDO

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By Michael Hartshorne @ digikey.com:

Designing a DC/DC converter that only consumes micro amps of current at no load can be compared to fueling a muscle car with lighter fluid – you may get it to work, but it won’t be easy. High efficiency at full load currents is commonplace in most modern DC/DC converters; however, achieving high efficiency when the load is disabled or disconnected is still a difficult and/or expensive task.

How to Improve Buck Converter Light Load Efficiency with an LDO – [Link]

5V Step Down DC-DC Converter

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The Tiny Step-Down DC-DC converter project provides 5V 500mA output from supply input up to 25V DC. MC34063A IC is heart of the project from on semiconductor. The MC33063A is a monolithic control circuit containing the primary functions required for DC-DC converters, This device consist of an internal temperature compensated reference, comparator, controlled duty cycle oscillator with an active current limit circuit, driver and high current output switch. This IC specially designed to be incorporated step-down, step-up, and voltage-inverting applications with minimum number of external components.

Features

  • Input 12- 25V
  • Output 5V, 500mA
  • Output filter for clean output
  • Output Voltage Fine Adjustable 20%
  • Header Connector for Output/Input Connections
  • Low Standby Current
5V Step Down DC-DC Converter – [Link]

ATtiny85 Boost Converter

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GreatScottLab @ instructables.com build a step up dc-dc converter with the help of ATtiny85 microcontroller.

In this project I will show you an efficient and common way how to step up DC voltages. I will also demonstrate how easy it can be to build a boost converter with the help of an ATtiny85. Let’s get started!

ATtiny85 Boost Converter – [Link]

Battery-charging considerations for low-power applications [PDF]

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By Tahar Allag:

The wearable and personal-electronics industries are booming. Devices in this market vary wildly by application and use. These multifunction devices are designed to help people in their daily activities and make their lives comfortable. They can be found in different shapes, colors, sizes, and safety measures. They may differ significantly from each other, but they all have one thing in common—the need for a battery and a battery charger. These portable devices are typically powered by batteries installed internal to the device, which must be charged efficiently and quickly on a regular basis. The user’s charging experience also needs to meet the requirement of safety, comfort, and convenience.

Battery-charging considerations for low-power applications [PDF] – [Link]

12V to 28V Step Up DC-DC Converter

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The Step-Up DC-DC Converter project provides 28V, 175mA output with input of 12V DC. The MC34063A IC is heart of the project from On semiconductor. The MC33063A is a monolithic control circuit containing the primary functions required for DC-DC converters, This device consist of an internal temperature compensated reference, comparator, controlled duty cycle oscillator with an active current limit circuit, driver and high current output switch. This IC specially designed to be incorporated step-down, step-up, and voltage-inverting applications with minimum number of external components.

Features

  • Input 12V DC
  • Output 28V, 175mA
  • Output Fine Adjustable By On-board Preset
  • Header Connector for Output/Input Connections
  • Low Standby Current
  • On Board Filter To Provide Low Ripple Output
  • PCB Dimensions 28mmX33MM

12V to 28V Step Up DC-DC Converter – [Link]

0.8A step-up DC/DC converters in a tiny package

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Torex Semiconductor’s XC9141/XC9142 series of 0.8A step-up DC/DC converters come with an input–output disconnection function (load disconnection function) to prevent malfunctioning during standby, and for device functionality that enables power supply to RTC.

When the output voltage is 3.3V, the IC can start from an input voltage of 0.9V with a resistance load of 100Ω, enabling use in devices driven by one alkaline or nickel-hydrogen battery. The input voltage range is 0.65V to 6.0V, and the output voltage range can be set from 1.8V to 5.5V (accuracy ±2.0%) in steps of 0.1V. A switching frequency of 1.2MHz or 3.0MHz can be selected to match the application.

0.8A step-up DC/DC converters in a tiny package – [Link]

Basic Switching Voltage Regulator Tutorial

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James Lewis @ baldengineer.com discuss about switching regulator types and uses.

A switching voltage regulator is one of my favorite circuits. In school, they were the first circuits I built where I understood how transistors worked. In fact, they were the first circuit I saw an inductor being useful! Switching regulators are incredibly efficient when designed properly. Of course, this detail about design is important.

Basic Switching Voltage Regulator Tutorial – [Link]