The ISL6526, ISL6526A make simple work out of implementing a complete control and protection scheme for a DC/DC stepdown converter. Designed to drive N-Channel MOSFETs in a synchronous buck topology, the ISL6526, ISL6526A integrate the control, output adjustment, monitoring and protection functions into a single package. The ISL6526, ISL6526A provide simple, single feedback loop, voltage-mode control with fast transient response. The output voltage can be precisely regulated to as low as 0. 8V, with a maximum tolerance of ±1. 5% over-temperature and line voltage variations. A fixed frequency oscillator reduces design complexity, while balancing typical application cost and efficiency. The error amplifier features a 15MHz gain-bandwidth product and 6V/µs slew rate which enables high converter bandwidth for fast transient performance. The resulting PWM duty cycles range from 0% to 100%. Protection from overcurrent conditions is provided by monitoring the rDS(ON) of the upper MOSFET to inhibit PWM operation appropriately. This approach simplifies the implementation and improves efficiency by eliminating the need for a current sense resistor.


  • Operates from 3.3V to 5V Input
  • 0.8V to VIN Output Range
  • 0.8V Internal Reference
  • ±1.5% Over Load, Line Voltage and Temperature
  • Drives N-Channel MOSFETs
  • Simple Single-Loop Control Design
  • Voltage-Mode PWM Control
  • Fast Transient Response
  • High-Bandwidth Error Amplifier
  • Full 0% to 100% Duty Cycle
  • Lossless, Programmable Overcurrent Protection
  • Uses Upper MOSFET's rDS(ON)
  • Converter can Source and Sink Current
  • Small Converter Size
  • Internal Fixed Frequency Oscillator
  • ISL6526: 300kHz
  • ISL6526A: 600kHz
  • Internal Soft-Start
  • 14 Ld SOIC or 16 Ld 5x5 QFN
  • QFN Package:
  • Compliant to JEDEC PUB95 MO-220 QFN - Quad Flat No Leads - Package Outline
  • Near Chip Scale Package Footprint, which Improves PCB Efficiency and has a Thinner Profile
  • Pb-Free (RoHS Compliant)


  • Power Supplies for Microprocessors
  • PCs
  • Embedded Controllers
  • Subsystem Power Supplies
  • PCI/AGP/GTL+ Buses
  • ACPI Power Control
  • DDR SDRAM Bus Termination Supply
  • Cable Modems, Set-Top Boxes, and DSL Modems
  • DSP and Core Communications Processor Supplies
  • Memory Supplies
  • Personal Computer Peripherals
  • Industrial Power Supplies
  • 33V-Input DC/DC Regulators
  • Low-Voltage Distributed Power Supplies

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active QFN Tube 600
Active QFN Reel 6000
Active QFN Reel 1000

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6526, ISL6526A Datasheet Datasheet PDF 865 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1021: Embedded DC-DC Converters Using ISL6526 and ISL6527 PWM Controller ICs Application Note PDF 839 KB
PCN14011 - Alternate Manufacturing Facilities for Assembly of the Listed Intersil DFN/TDFN/QFN Packaged Products -Carsem (CAS) - Ipoh, Malaysia Product Change Notice PDF 225 KB
PCN12085 - 8l, 14l, 16l SOIC w/ Gold Bond Wire @ ATP as Alternate Assembly Site Product Change Notice PDF 152 KB
ISL6526 iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 102 KB
PLC18018 - General Q3 Product Life Cycle Notice Product Life Cycle Notice PDF 388 KB
TB417: Designing Stable Compensation Networks for Single Phase Voltage Mode Buck Regulators Other PDF 562 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