2.95-5.5V, 12A, Voltage Mode Synchronous Point of Load Buck Regulator with Frequency Synchronization - LM21212-1

LM21212-1 (ACTIVE)

2.95-5.5V, 12A, Voltage Mode Synchronous Point of Load Buck Regulator with Frequency Synchronization

Description

The LM21212-1 is a monolithic synchronous point of load buck regulator that is capable of delivering up to 12A of continuous output current while producing an output voltage down to 0.6V with outstanding efficiency. The device is optimized to work over an input voltage range of 2.95V to 5.5V, making it suited for a wide variety of low voltage systems. The voltage mode control loop provides high noise immunity, narrow duty cycle capability and can be compensated to be stable with any type of output capacitance, providing maximum flexibility and ease of use.

The LM21212-1 features internal over voltage protection (OVP) and over-current protection (OCP) for increased system reliability. A precision enable pin and integrated UVLO allow turn-on of the device to be tightly controlled and sequenced. Startup inrush currents are limited by both an internally fixed and externally adjustable soft-start circuit. Fault detection and supply sequencing are possible with the integrated power good circuit.

The LM21212-1 is designed to work well in multi-rail power supply architectures. The output voltage of the device can be configured to track an external voltage rail using the SS/TRK pin. The switching frequency can be synchronized to the falling edge of a clock between frequencies of 300kHz to 1.5MHz.

If the output is pre-biased at startup, it will not sink current, allowing the output to smoothly rise past the pre-biased voltage. The regulator is offered in a 20-pin HTSSOP package with an exposed pad that can be soldered to the PCB, eliminating the need for bulky heatsinks.

Features

  • Integrated 7.0 mΩ High Side and 4.3 mΩ Low Side FET Switches
  • 300 kHz to 1.5 MHz Frequency SYNC pin
  • Adjustable Output Voltage From 0.6V to VIN (100% duty cycle capable), ±1% Reference
  • Input Voltage Range 2.95V to 5.5V
  • Startup Into Pre-Biased Loads
  • Output Voltage Tracking Capability
  • Wide Bandwidth Voltage Loop Error Amplifier
  • Adjustable Soft-Start With External Capacitor
  • Precision Enable Pin With Hysteresis
  • Integrated OVP, OCP, OTP, UVLO and Power-Good
  • Thermally Enhanced HTSSOP-20 Exposed Pad Package

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Regulated Outputs (#)
Vin (Min) (V)
Vin (Max) (V)
Vout (Min) (V)
Vout (Max) (V)
Iout (Max) (A)
Topology
Switching Frequency (Max) (kHz)
Switch Current Limit (Typ) (A)
Iq (Typ) (mA)
Duty Cycle (Max) (%)
Soft Start
Compensation
Special Features
Brand
Control Mode
Vref Accuracy (Typ) (%)
Rating
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Pin/Package
Approx. Price (US$)
LM21212-1 TPS53353 TPS53355 TPS53915 TPS53319 TPS53515 LM21212-2 LM21215 LM21215A TPS56121 TPS56221 TPS53315 TPS53316
1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1    
2.95     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.5     2.95     2.95     2.95     4.5     4.5     3     2.9    
5.5     15     15     18     22     18     5.5     5.5     5.5     14     14     15     6    
0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6    
5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     12     12     5.5     5.5    
12     20     30     12     14     12     12     15     15     15     25     12     5    
Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck     Buck    
1500     1000     1000     1000     1000     1000     1500     500     1500     1000     1000     1000     2000    
17     28     40       22       17     20     20     21     35     21     9    
1.5     0.32     0.32     1.35     0.32     1.35     1.5     1.5     1.5     2.5     2.5     0.32     0.32    
100     90     90       90       100     100     100     93     93     90     99    
Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Fixed     Fixed     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable     Adjustable    
External     Not Needed     Not Needed     Not Needed     Not Needed     Not Needed     External     External     External     External     External     Not Needed     External    
Enable
Frequency Synchronization
Power Good
Pre-Bias Start-Up
Synchronous Rectification
Tracking    
Adjustable Current Limit
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
Adjustable Current Limit
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
Dynamic Voltage Scaling
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
PMBus
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification
Voltage Margining    
Adjustable Current Limit
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Output Discharge
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
Enable
Power Good
Pre-Bias Start-Up
Synchronous Rectification
Tracking    
Adjustable Current Limit
Enable
Power Good
Pre-Bias Start-Up
Synchronous Rectification
Tracking    
Enable
Frequency Synchronization
Power Good
Pre-Bias Start-Up
Synchronous Rectification
Tracking    
Enable
Power Good
Adjustable Current Limit
Synchronous Rectification    
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Synchronous Rectification    
Adjustable Current Limit
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
Enable
Light Load Efficiency
Output Discharge
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification    
  SWIFT     SWIFT     SWIFT     SWIFT     SWIFT           SWIFT     SWIFT     SWIFT      
Voltage Mode     D-CAP     D-CAP     D-CAP3     D-CAP     D-CAP3     Voltage Mode     Voltage Mode     Voltage Mode     Voltage Mode     Voltage Mode     D-CAP     Voltage Mode    
1     1     1     0.5     1     0.5     1     1     1     1     1     1     1    
Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog    
-40 to 125     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 85     -40 to 85    
20HTSSOP     22LSON-CLIP     22LSON-CLIP     28VQFN-CLIP     22LSON-CLIP     28VQFN-CLIP     20HTSSOP     20HTSSOP     20HTSSOP     22LSON-CLIP     22LSON-CLIP     40VQFN     16QFN    
3.30 | 1ku     3.50 | 1ku     3.75 | 1ku     3.00 | 1ku     3.35 | 1ku     2.70 | 1ku     3.30 | 1ku     3.55 | 1ku     3.55 | 1ku     3.50 | 1ku     3.75 | 1ku     3.50 | 1ku     1.99 | 1ku    

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    Min   Max   Range  
  Vin V    2.95 – 5.50V  
  Vout V    0.60 – 5.40V  
  Iout A    ≤ 12A  
  Ambient Temp °C    -40 – 125°C  
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