The ISL6442 is a high-performance, triple output controller that provides a single high-frequency power solution primarily for Broadband, DSL and Networking applications. This device integrates complete control, monitoring and protection functions for two synchronous buck PWM controllers and one linear controller. Input voltage ripple and total RMS input current is substantially reduced by synchronized 180° out-of-phase operation of the two PWMs. The two PWM buck converters provide simple voltage mode control. The output voltage of the converters can be precisely regulated to as low as 0. 6V, with a maximum tolerance of ±1. 5% over temperature and line variations. Programmable switching frequency up to 2. 5MHz provides fast transient response and small external components. The linear controller provides a low-current output. The ISL6442 has voltage-tracking capability. Each controller has soft-start and independent enable functions combined on a single pin. A capacitor from SS/EN to ground sets the soft-start time; pulling SS/EN pin below 1V disables the controller. Both outputs can soft-start into a pre-biased load. The ISL6442 incorporates robust protection features. An adjustable overcurrent protection circuit monitors the output current by sensing the voltage drop across the upper MOSFET rDS(ON). Hiccup mode overcurrent operation protects the DC/DC converters from damage under over load and short circuit conditions. A PGOOD signal is issued when soft-start is complete and PWM outputs are within 10% of their regulated values and the linear regulator output is higher than 75% of its nominal value. Thermal shut-down circuitry turns the device off if the IC temperature exceeds +150°C.


  • 4.5V to 5.5V or 5.5V to 24V Input Voltage Range
  • ±1.5% PWM Switcher Reference Accuracy Over Line and Temperature
  • Three Programmable Power Output Voltages
  • Two PWM Controllers with Out-of-Phase Operation
  • Voltage-Mode PWM Control
  • One Linear Controller
  • Programmable Switching Frequency from 300kHz to 2.5MHz
  • Fast Transient Response
  • High-Bandwidth Error Amplifier
  • Extensive Circuit Protection Functions
  • Overvoltage, Undervoltage, and Overtemperature
  • Programmable Overcurrent Limit with Hiccup Mode Operation
  • Lossless Current Sensing (No Sense Resistor Needed)
  • Externally Adjustable Soft-Start Time
  • Independent Enable Control
  • Voltage Tracking Capability
  • Able to Soft-Start into a Pre-Biased Load
  • PGOOD Output with Delay
  • 24 Ld QSOP
  • Pb-Free (RoHS Compliant)


  • Complete 1 Chip Solution for DSL Modems/Routers
  • DSP, ASIC, and FPGA Point of Load Regulation
  • ADSL, Broadband and Networking Applications

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active QSOP Tube 1000
Active QSOP Reel 1000

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6442 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 775 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL6442EVAL1Z User Guide Manual PDF 1.10 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
How Green is Your Cloud? White Paper PDF 295 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
PCN15046 - Wafer Fabrication Site Change for Listed Intersil Products - Global Foundry P6 Process transfer to Palm Bay - Phase II Product Change Notice PDF 398 KB
PCN13037 - Alternate Bond Wire Material for Assembly of the Listed Intersil QSOP Packaged Product Product Change Notice PDF 268 KB
PCN12073 - Alternate Manufacturing Site for Intersil Product ISL6442* - Carsem (CAS) Ipoh Malaysia Product Change Notice PDF 77 KB
ISL6442 iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 396 KB

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
iSim:PE Offline Simulation Tool Simulator iSim Personal Edition (iSim:PE) speeds the design cycle and reduces risk early in any project, identifying parts that can be used in current as well as next-generation designs. Renesas

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL6442EVAL1Z 2.5MHz Dual, 180° Out-of-Phase, Step-Down PWM Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas