The ISL6520A makes 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 ISL6520A integrates the control, output adjustment, monitoring and protection functions into a single 8 Lead package. The ISL6520A provides 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 8V/ms 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.

Features

  • Operates from +5V Input
  • 0.8V to VIN Output Range
  • 0.8V Internal Reference
  • ±1.5% Over 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)
  • Small Converter Size
  • 300kHz Fixed Frequency Oscillator
  • Internal Soft-Start
  • 8 Ld SOIC or 16 Ld 4mmx4mm 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)

Applications

  • Power Supplies for Microprocessors PCs Embedded Controllers
  • Subsystem Power Supplies PCI/AGP/GTL+ Buses ACPI Power Control SSTL-2 and 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
  • 5V-Input DC/DC Regulators
  • Low-Voltage Distributed Power Supplies

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active SOICN Tube 980
Availability
Active SOICN Tube 980
Availability
Active SOICN Reel 2500
Availability
Active SOICN Reel 2500
Availability

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6520A Datasheet Datasheet PDF 665 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL6520EVAL1 User Guide Manual PDF 609 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
PCNs & PDNs
PCN13013 - Test Site Change for the Listed Intersil Products - Carsem (CAS) Ipoh Malaysia Product Change Notice PDF 207 KB
PCN12085 - 8l, 14l, 16l SOIC w/ Gold Bond Wire @ ATP as Alternate Assembly Site Product Change Notice PDF 152 KB
Other
PLC17019 - Q2 Cy 17 General PLC Notice Product Life Cycle Notice PDF 320 KB
TB417: Designing Stable Compensation Networks for Single Phase Voltage Mode Buck Regulators Other PDF 562 KB

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL6520EVAL1 Single Synchronous Buck Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Controller Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas