DC/DC inverting buck-boost modules
Generate a negative output voltage with an integrated-inductor module
TI offers a handful of dedicated inverting power modules that produce a negative output voltage with the density and simplicity of an integrated-inductor power supply IC. It is also possible to generate this negative voltage by simply reconfiguring a DC/DC buck power module that you have used in other designs. Find the best inverting module for your design, or leverage our resources to learn how easy it is to turn your buck module into an inverter.
These integrated-inductor inverting power modules span an input voltage range from 2.9 V to 40 V and have been designed specifically to provide a negative output voltage.
Read below to discover how easy it is to produce a negative output voltage with the DC/DC buck module that you are already familiar with. Or, click the link below to find a buck module to help you get started.
How to turn your buck module into an inverting module
Almost any ordinary DC/DC buck module can be turned into an inverting buck-boost (IBB) with a few simple changes. The red capacitor and grounds in the schematic show the new connections that are required to transform a buck into an IBB. The buck output becomes the system ground and the original buck ground becomes the negative output. An additional input capacitor is added between the input supply and system ground. To take a deeper dive on the topic, download the application note.
Learn how to reconfigure an ordinary buck regulator to generate a negative output voltage rail from a positive input voltage rail. The result is an inverting buck-boost topology implementation.
Here is your blueprint for turning a 60-V, 2-A DC/DC buck module into an inverting buck-boost with a negative output. Simply copy and paste.
Find a buck module that can be configured as an inverter
The table highlights the maximum input voltage rating required for a standard buck module to be configured as an inverter for specific conversions. Click on any of the maximum input voltages in the table to find buck modules that can be configured as an inverter in your design.
|3.3-V input||6.6 V||8.3 V||15.3 V||18.3 V|
|5-V input||8.3 V||10 V||17 V||20 V|
|12-V input||15.3 V||17 V||24 V||27 V|
|24-V input||27.3 V||29 V||36 V||39 V|