DC/DC buck converters
DC/DC voltage conversion that balances simplicity and flexibility
Because buck converters feature a controller with one or more integrated FETs and an external inductor, they offer a balance of flexibility and ease of use. Both non-synchronous converters (integrated high-side FET and external diode) and synchronous converters (integrated high-side and low-side FETs) simplify the design process by reducing external component count. At the same time, an external inductor allows you the flexibility to optimize your power supply for efficiency, size, or cost. No matter what your application is, we have a DC/DC buck converter and design tools to help you address your power supply design challenges.
Search by nominal input voltage
DC/DC buck converter ICs intended to take input voltages from various battery chemistries, typically for portable personal electronics applications.
3.3V and 5V are common intermediate buses and are also popular input rails for personal electronics and other low-power systems.
DC/DC buck converters targeting a nominal 24V input, with maximum operating input voltages as high as 100V to protect against voltage transients. Common application areas needing 24V are broad industrial and 24V automotive.
DC/DC step-down converters for nominal 48V input voltage systems like telecommunications infrastructure and the emerging HEV/EV automotive space.
Browse by key design characteristics
Wide VIN devices feature a maximum input voltage of greater than 30V and are typically deployed in nominal 12V, 24V, and 48V systems where high input voltage transients are common.
Switching regulators with ultra-low standby quiescent current increase light-load efficiency and extend battery life in portable and battery-operated applications.
SIMPLE SWITCHER® power converters are designed for ease of use from the ground up. Common features include high integration, low component count, and packaging with visual inspection capability.
High power density
Highlighted by the SWIFT™ converter and power module portfolios, these highly-integrated regulators feature high output current capability in compact, thermally-enhanced packaging
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