Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with frequency synchronization for low-noise and reduced EMI/EMC and a PMBus interface for adaptive voltage scaling (AVS).
TI's SWIFT 20A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters integrate MOSFETs and feature small PowerStack QFN packages to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications in various markets, including wired and wireless communications, enterprise and cloud computing, and data storage systems. Used in conjunction with TI's award-winning WEBENCH online design tools, the converters simplify power conversion and speed the power supply design process.
The highly integrated converters feature 0.5 percent reference-voltage accuracy and full differential remote-voltage sensing to meet the voltage requirements of deep sub-micron processors. Frequency synchronization to an external clock eliminates beat noise and reduces EMI. Additionally, the TPS544B25 and TPS544C25 offer pin-strapping that enables the devices to start up without PMBus commands to an output voltage set by a single resistor. Programmability, real-time monitoring of the output voltage, current and external temperature, and fault reporting via PMBus simplify power-supply design, increase reliability, and reduce component count and system cost.
For applications such as enterprise Ethernet switches, TI also offers the UCD90240 24-rail PMBus power sequencer and power manager. Together, the TPS544C25 and UCD90240 provide a complete PMBus point-of-load (POL) and sequencing solution. Download the Complete PMBus Power System for Enterprise Ethernet Switches TI Designs reference design.
TPS544B25 and TPS544C25 key features and benefits:
- Integrated power MOSFETs support 20A and 30A of continuous output current.
- On-chip PMBus interface and non-volatile memory simplify power-supply design and enable customization.