LM3103

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Synchronous 1MHz 0.75A Step-Down Voltage Regulator

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Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125 Topology Buck Type Converter Iout (max) (A) 0.75 Vin (min) (V) 4.5 Vin (max) (V) 42 Switching frequency (min) (kHz) 200 Switching frequency (max) (kHz) 1000 Features Enable, Over Current Protection, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Synchronous Rectification, Tracking Control mode COT with emulated ripple Vout (min) (V) 0.6 Vout (max) (V) 7 Iq (typ) (µA) 1000 Duty cycle (max) (%) 94
Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125 Topology Buck Type Converter Iout (max) (A) 0.75 Vin (min) (V) 4.5 Vin (max) (V) 42 Switching frequency (min) (kHz) 200 Switching frequency (max) (kHz) 1000 Features Enable, Over Current Protection, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Synchronous Rectification, Tracking Control mode COT with emulated ripple Vout (min) (V) 0.6 Vout (max) (V) 7 Iq (typ) (µA) 1000 Duty cycle (max) (%) 94
HTSSOP (PWP) 16 32 mm² 5 x 6.4
  • Input Voltage Range 4.5 V to 42 V
  • 0.75 A Output Current
  • 0.6V, ±2% Reference
  • Integrated Dual N-Channel Main and Synchronous MOSFETs
  • Low Component Count and Small Solution Size
  • Stable with Ceramic and Other Low ESR Capacitors
  • No Loop Compensation Required
  • High Efficiency at a Light Load by DCM Operation
  • Pre-bias Startup
  • Ultra-Fast Transient Response
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • Programmable Switching Frequency up to 1 MHz
  • Valley Current Limit
  • Thermal Shutdown
  • Output Over-Voltage Protection
  • Precision Internal Reference for an Adjustable Output Voltage Down to 0.6 V
  • Thermally Enhanced HTSSOP-16 Package
  • Input Voltage Range 4.5 V to 42 V
  • 0.75 A Output Current
  • 0.6V, ±2% Reference
  • Integrated Dual N-Channel Main and Synchronous MOSFETs
  • Low Component Count and Small Solution Size
  • Stable with Ceramic and Other Low ESR Capacitors
  • No Loop Compensation Required
  • High Efficiency at a Light Load by DCM Operation
  • Pre-bias Startup
  • Ultra-Fast Transient Response
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • Programmable Switching Frequency up to 1 MHz
  • Valley Current Limit
  • Thermal Shutdown
  • Output Over-Voltage Protection
  • Precision Internal Reference for an Adjustable Output Voltage Down to 0.6 V
  • Thermally Enhanced HTSSOP-16 Package

The LM3103 Synchronously Rectified Buck Converter features all required functions to implement a highly efficient and cost effective buck regulator. It is capable of supplying 0.75 A to loads with an output voltage as low as 0.6 V. Dual N-Channel synchronous MOSFET switches allow a low component count, thus reducing complexity and minimizing board size.

Different from most other COT regulators, the LM3103 does not rely on output capacitor ESR for stability, and is designed to work exceptionally well with ceramic and other very low ESR output capacitors. It requires no loop compensation, results in a fast load transient response and simple circuit implementation. The operating frequency remains nearly constant with line variations due to the inverse relationship between the input voltage and the on-time. The operating frequency can be externally programmed up to 1 MHz. Protection features include VCC under-voltage lock-out, output over-voltage protection, thermal shutdown, and gate drive under-voltage lock-out. The LM3103 is available in the thermally enhanced HTSSOP-16 package.

The LM3103 Synchronously Rectified Buck Converter features all required functions to implement a highly efficient and cost effective buck regulator. It is capable of supplying 0.75 A to loads with an output voltage as low as 0.6 V. Dual N-Channel synchronous MOSFET switches allow a low component count, thus reducing complexity and minimizing board size.

Different from most other COT regulators, the LM3103 does not rely on output capacitor ESR for stability, and is designed to work exceptionally well with ceramic and other very low ESR output capacitors. It requires no loop compensation, results in a fast load transient response and simple circuit implementation. The operating frequency remains nearly constant with line variations due to the inverse relationship between the input voltage and the on-time. The operating frequency can be externally programmed up to 1 MHz. Protection features include VCC under-voltage lock-out, output over-voltage protection, thermal shutdown, and gate drive under-voltage lock-out. The LM3103 is available in the thermally enhanced HTSSOP-16 package.

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* Data sheet LM3103 Synchronous 1-MHz 0.75-A Step-Down Voltage Regulator datasheet (Rev. G) PDF | HTML 29 Jan 2018
White paper Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500 (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 30 Apr 2024
Application note Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics (Rev. D) PDF | HTML 25 Mar 2024
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) 25 Jun 2018
White paper Synchronous Rectification in High-Performance Power Converter Design (Rev. A) 15 Sep 2016
Application note Low EMI Layout Made SIMPLE With LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 (Rev. A) 12 Sep 2014
User guide AN-1678 LM3103 Demonstration Board Reference Design (Rev. A) 29 Apr 2013
Application note AN-2162 Simple Success With Conducted EMI From DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) 24 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1149 Layout Guidelines for Switching Power Supplies (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1197 Selecting Inductors for Buck Converters (Rev. B) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1229 SIMPLE SWITCHER PCB Layout Guidelines (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1246 Stresses in Wide Input DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1520 A Guide to Board Layout for Best Thermal Resistance for Exposed Packages (Rev. B) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1566 Techniques for Thermal Analysis of Switching Power Supply Designs (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1889 How to Measure the Loop Transfer Function of Power Supplies (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-2155 Layout Tips for EMI Reduction in DC/ DC Converters (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note Input and Output Capacitor Selection 19 Sep 2005
More literature SEM1600 Topic 4: Constructing Your Power Supply – Layout Considerations 12 Jul 2005
Application note AN-643 EMI/RFI Board Design (Rev. B) 03 May 2004

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LM3103EVAL — SIMPLE SWITCHER® Synchronous 1MHz 0.75A Step-Down Voltage Regulator Evaluation Module

  • Low component count and small solution size
  • Stable with ceramic and other low ESR capacitors
  • No loop compensation required
  • High efficiency at a light load by DCM operation
  • Pre-bias startup
  • Ultra-fast transient response
  • Programmable soft-start
  • Programmable switching frequency up to 1 MHz
  • Valley current (...)
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