Buck-Boost Converter with MIPI(R) RFFE Interface for 3G and 4G RF Power Amplifiers - LM3279

LM3279 (ACTIVE)

Buck-Boost Converter with MIPI(R) RFFE Interface for 3G and 4G RF Power Amplifiers

 

Description

The LM3279 is a buck-boost DC/DC converter designed to generate output voltages above or below a given input voltage and is particularly suitable for Power Amplifiers operating from single-cell Li-Ion batteries in portable applications.

The LM3279 has four modes of operation: Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM), standby, and shutdown. During normal conditions, the LM3279 operates in full synchronous PWM mode at 2.4-MHz typical switching frequency, providing seamless transitions between buck and boost operating regimes. Energy-saving PFM mode increases efficiencies and current savings during low-power RF transmission modes. For high-transmit power, the device operates in PWM buck or boost mode, whereas the device can transition between PWM and PFM modes during low-power transmit. The LM3279 can be controlled either via an included MIPI RFFE Digital Control Interface or by using an analog control from an external MCU, offering design flexibility.

The power converter topology enables minimum total solution size by using one small footprint and case size inductor and two surface mount capacitors.

The LM3279 is internally compensated for buck and boost modes of operation thus providing an optimal transient response.

Features

  • MIPI RFFE Digital Control Interface
  • High-Efficiency PFM and PWM Modes
    with Internal Seamless Transition
  • Operates from a Single Li-Ion Cell: 2.7 V
    to 5.5 V
  • Adjustable Output Voltage:
    • RFFE Digital Control: 0.4 V
      to 4.2 V
    • Analog Control: 0.5 V to 4.2 V
  • 1-A Maximum Load Capability for VBATT
    ≥ 3.2 V, VOUT = 3.6 V
  • 2.4-MHz (typ.) Switching Frequency
  • Seamless Buck-Boost Mode Transition
  • Fast Output Voltage Transition: 0.8 V to 4 V
    in 20 µs
  • High-Efficiency: 95% typ. at VBATT = 3.7 V,
    VOUT = 3.3 V, at 300 mA
  • Input Overcurrent Limit
  • Output Overvoltage Clamp
  • Internal Compensation

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Vin (Min) (V)
Vin (Max) (V)
Vout (Min) (V)
Vout (Max) (V)
Iout (Max) (A)
Topology
Bypass
Switching Frequency (Typ) (kHz)
Special Features
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Pin/Package
Approx. Price (US$)
LM3279 LM3243 LM3263
2.7    2.7    2.7   
5.5    5.5    5.5   
0.4    0.4    0.4   
4.2    3.6    3.6   
1    2.5    2.5   
Buck-Boost    Buck    Buck   
N/A    ACB    ACB   
2400    2700    2700   
Adjustable Output
Light Load Efficiency
MIPI
RFFE
Sleep/Standby Mode   
Adjustable Output
Light Load Efficiency   
Adjustable Output
Light Load Efficiency
MIPI
RFFE   
-30 to 85    -30 to 90    -30 to 90   
16DSBGA    16DSBGA    16DSBGA   
0.75 | 1ku    0.45 | 1ku    0.48 | 1ku