The ZL2101 is a 6A digital converter with auto compensation and integrated power management that combines an integrated synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with key power management functions in a small package, resulting in a flexible and integrated solution. The ZL2101 can provide an output voltage from 0. 54V to 5. 5V (with margin) from an input voltage between 4. 5V and 14V. Internal low rDS(ON) synchronous power MOSFETs enable the ZL2101 to deliver continuous loads up to 6A with high efficiency. An internal Schottky bootstrap diode reduces discrete component count. The ZL2101 also supports phase spreading to reduce system input capacitance. Power management features such as digital soft-start delay and ramp, sequencing, tracking, and margining can be configured by simple pin-strapping or through an on-chip serial port. The ZL2101 uses the PMBus™ protocol for communication with a host controller and the Digital-DC bus for interoperability between other Zilker Labs devices.

Features

  • Integrated MOSFET Switches
  • 6A Continuous Output Current
  • ±1% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Auto Compensation
  • Snapshot™ Parametric Capture
  • I2C/SMBus Interface, PMBus Compatible
  • Internal Non-Volatile Memory (NVM)

Applications

  • Telecom, Networking, Storage equipment
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Industrial Control Equipment
  • 5V and 12V Distributed Power Systems

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active QFN Tube 50
Availability
Active QFN Reel 4000
Availability
Active QFN Reel 1000
Availability

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ZL2101 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.34 MB
User Guides & Manuals
ISLUSBEVAL1Z User's Manual Manual PDF 257 KB
PowerNavigator User Guide for POL Manual PDF 4.68 MB
Production Configuration Utility User Guide Manual PDF 714 KB
PMBus Interface Install Guide - Win7 x86 and x64 Manual PDF 693 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
AN2035: Compensation Using CompZL Application Note PDF 807 KB
AN2010: Thermal and Layout Guidelines for Digital-DC Products Application Note PDF 1.43 MB
AN2033: Intersil PMBus Command Set for Digital-DC Products Application Note PDF 1.90 MB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
PCNs & PDNs
PCN16089A - Alternate assembly facility of the listed Intersil DFN / QFN packaged products Product Change Notice PDF 124 KB
Downloads
Production Configuration Utility v5.4.139 Software ZIP 120.25 MB
PowerNavigator™ Software v5.4.139 Software ZIP 96.49 MB
Other
PIN19028 - Q3 Cy 19 Price Increase Notice Price Increase Notice PDF 208 KB
PMBus Conversion Software Tool Library ZIP 54.93 MB
ZLHLD Software v2.9 Library ZIP 119.19 MB
CompZL Software v1.5.1 Library ZIP 59.25 MB
PowerPilot Software GUI Library ZIP 435 KB
USB Drivers for the ZLUSBEVAL1Z (Windows XP/Vista) Library ZIP 166 KB
USB Drivers for the ZLUSBEVAL1Z (Windows 7) Library ZIP 1.75 MB
PA14042 - Minimum Line Quantity Change Product Advisory PDF 363 KB
Digital-DC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Other PDF 194 KB

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
PowerNavigator Software Software Package Renesas' PowerNavigator™ software allows simple configuration and monitoring of multiple Digital-DC devices using a PC with a USB interface. Renesas