TPS54521 17V Input, 5A Synchronous Step-Down Converter |


17V Input, 5A Synchronous Step-Down Converter

17V Input, 5A Synchronous Step-Down Converter - TPS54521

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The TPS54521 is a full featured 17V, 5A synchronous step down converter which is optimized for small designs through high efficiency and integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs. Further space savings are achieved through current mode control, which reduces component count, and by selecting a high switching frequency, reducing the inductor’s footprint.

The output voltage startup ramp is controlled by the SS/TR pin which allows operation as either a stand alone power supply or in tracking situations. Power sequencing is also possible by correctly configuring the enable and the open drain power good pins.

Cycle by cycle current limiting on the high-side FET protects the device in overload situations and is enhanced by a low-side sourcing current limit which prevents current runaway. Hiccup protection will be triggered if the overcurrent condition has persisted for longer than the preset time. Thermal shutdown disables the part when die temperature exceeds thermal shutdown temperature. The TPS54521 is available in a 14 pin, 3.5mm × 3.5mm QFN, thermally enhanced package.


  • Integrated 57mΩ / 50mΩ MOSFETs
  • Split Power Rail: 1.6V to 17V on PVIN
  • 200kHz to 900kHz Switching Frequency
  • Synchronizes to External Clock
  • 0.8V Voltage Reference
  • Low 2µA Shutdown Quiescent Current
  • Hiccup Overcurrent Protection
  • Monotonic Start-Up into Prebiased Outputs
  • –40°C to 125°C
    Operating Junction Temperature Range
  • Pin-to-Pin Compatible with the TPS54620
  • Adjustable Slow Start/Power Sequencing
  • Power Good Output for Undervoltage and
    Overvoltage Monitoring
  • Adjustable Input Undervoltage Lockout
  • Supported by SwitcherPro Software Tool
    • Flat Panel Digital TVs
    • Set Top Boxes, Personal Video Recorders
    • Net Books
    • High Density 3.3V/5V Power Distribution
      from 12 V Bus

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Vin (Min) (V)
Vin (Max) (V)
Vout (Min) (V)
Vout (Max) (V)
Iout (Max) (A)
Regulated Outputs (#)
Switching Frequency (Min) (kHz)
Switching Frequency (Max) (kHz)
Iq (Typ) (mA)
Control Mode
Duty Cycle (Max) (%)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
TPS54521 TPS56921
4.5     4.5    
17     17    
0.8     0.72    
15     1.48    
5     9    
1     1    
200     200    
900     1600    
0.6     0.77    
Frequency Synchronization
Power Good
Pre-Bias Start-Up
Synchronous Rectification
Dynamic Voltage Scaling
Power Good
Synchronous Rectification
UVLO Adjustable    
Current Mode     Current Mode    
98     100    
-40 to 125     -40 to 125    
Catalog     Catalog    
VQFN | 14     HTSSOP | 20    
Converter     Converter