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Step Down Power Module Provides Dual 3 A or Single 6 A Output

Step Down Power Module Provides Dual 3 A or Single 6 A Output

Intersil Corp. announced the ISL8203M, a dual 3 A/single 6 A step-down DC/DC power module that simplifies power supply design for FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors, DSPs and other point of load conversions in communications, test and measurement, and industrial systems. The module's compact 9.0 mm x 6.5 mm x 1.83 mm footprint combined with industry-leading 95 percent efficiency provides power system designers with a high performance, easy to use solution for their low power, low voltage applications.

The ISL8203M is a complete power system in an encapsulated module that includes a PWM controller, synchronous switching MOSFETs, inductors and passive components to build a power supply supporting an input voltage range of 2.85 V to 6 V. With an adjustable output voltage between 0.8 V and 5 V, designers are able to use one device to build a single 6 A or dual output 3 A power supply.

Designed to maximize efficiency, the ISL8203M power module offers best-in-class 15 °C/W thermal performance and delivers 6 A at 85° C without the need for heat sinks or a fan. The ISL8203M leverages Intersil's patented technology and advanced packaging techniques to deliver high power density and the best thermal performance in the industry, allowing the ISL8203M to operate at full load over a wide temperature range. The power module also provides over-temperature, over-current and under-voltage lockout protection, further enhancing its robustness and reliability.

Key Features and Specifications

·     Dual 3 A or single 6 A switching power supply

·     High efficiency, up to 95 percent

·     Wide input voltage range: 2.85 V to 6 V

·     Adjustable output range: 0.8 V to 5 V

·     Internal digital soft-start: 1.5 ms

·     External synchronization up to 4 MHz

·     Overcurrent protection

Availability The ISL8203M power module is available now in a 9mm x 6.5mm, QFN package and is priced at $5.97 USD in 1k quantities. The ISL8203MEVAL2Z evaluation can be purchased for $67 USD each.

 

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