DC/DC buck controllers
Achieve high reliability in high power, thermally-demanding applications
DC/DC step-down (buck) controllers with external FETs give designers the ability to optimize their power supply for even the most challenging requirements. With buck controllers, power-supply designers can reach levels of output power, operating temperature range, and voltage step-down ratios that are simply not possible with converters or power modules.
Search step-down controllers by input voltage range
Buck controllers that typically take an input voltage from batteries, supercapacitors (2.7 V or higher) or PCI Express connectors (3.3 V).
Step-down controllers designed to take a nominal 12-V input as commonly found in automotive, server, communication systems or a supercapacitor output found in storage and UPS applications.
Step-down controllers designed for 48-V input buses found in Industrial, automotive and communications applications.
Multiphase buck controller applications typically involve high-output current, low-output voltage and tight voltage regulation required for ASIC, FPGA, DDR, DSP and CPU core rails.
Power management is at the center of enabling the continued integration of electronics in our lives. For decades, TI has been at the forefront of developing new process, packaging and circuit-design technologies to deliver the best power devices for your design. Check out our featured DC/DC buck controllers below, designed to help you address EMI, quiescent current (IQ) and input-voltage transient challenges.
Buck controllers for low EMI
Mitigating buck converter EMI is a major challenge for many power supply designers. Devices with built-in EMI reduction technologies save design time and headaches and help you comply with difficult standards like CISPR 25 Class-5. Take a look at our portfolio below for some of the latest and best DC/DC step-down controllers for excellent EMI performance. For more help with EMI mitigation, explore our EMI training hub.
Buck controllers for low quiescent current (IQ)
DC/DC buck switching regulators with ultra-low standby quiescent current increase light-load efficiency and extend battery life in portable and battery-operated applications. Find some of the lowest IQ devices in our buck controller portfolio below.
Buck controllers for wide VIN
Wide VIN devices feature a maximum input voltage of greater than 30 V and are typically deployed in nominal 12-V, 24-V and 48-V systems where high-input voltage transients are common. With their additional headroom, wide input voltage ranges allow you to shrink or eliminate bulky and costly transient suppression circuitry. Explore the entire collection of wide VIN power-supply devices, including DC/DC converters, controllers, modules and LDOs. Explore featured wide VIN buck controllers below.