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18-V, 3-A DC-DC Converter In 3 mm x 3mm Footprint

18-V, 3-A DC-DC Converter In 3 mm x 3mm Footprint


Micrel Inc.'s  MIC24085x is a family of fixed frequency, current-mode DC-DC converters with integrated power MOSFETs. The MIC24085x is optimized for +12 V rails and provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for distributed power systems and communication applications. The MIC24085A provides an adjustable output voltage from 0.9 V to 5.5 V; the MIC24085B/C/D/E/F provides fixed output voltages at 1.5 V, 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V and 5 V respectively.

Micrel's MIC24085 family is said to offerin an integrated 3 A solution with nearly a 26 percent reduction in footprint compared to solutions currently on the market. The MIC24085x also achieves over 90 percent peak efficiency and consumes less than 10 µA of supply current in shutdown mode.

Micrel's MIC24085 family of devices operates with an input voltage range of 4.5 V to 18 V and delivers 3 A of output current while operating at a fixed frequency of 1 MHz. Peak current mode architecture is used to provide fast transient response. At light load, the pulse frequency modulation (PFM) mode is used to boost overall efficiency.

The MIC24085 family improves system reliability by offering multiple protection features. These features include under-voltage lockout, internal soft start, cycle-by-cycle current limit, output overvoltage protection and thermal shutdown. Other features include an enable input and a PG (Power Good) output. The MIC24085 family is available in a 16-pin 3mm x 3mm MLF package with a junction operating range from 40 ºC to +125 ºC.

The MIC24085A-F are available in volume quantity with 1,000 quantity pricing starting at $0.53.

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