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3.3-V, 1.2-A, 6-MHz Mini Step-Down DC-DC Converter

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Quality information

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RoHS Yes
Lead finish / Ball material SNAGCU
MSL rating / Peak reflow Level-1-260C-UNLIM
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  • US ECCN: EAR99

Packaging information

Package | Pins DSBGA (YFQ) | 6
Operating temperature range (°C) -30 to 90
Package qty | Carrier 3,000 | LARGE T&R

Features for the LM3281

  • Operates from a Single Li-Ion Cell (3 V to 5.5 V)
  • 6-MHz (typ.) PWM Switching Frequency
  • Fixed Output Voltage: 3.3 V
  • Up to 1.2-A Maximum Load Capability
  • High Efficiency: 94% (typ.) with 3.8-V VIN at 300 mA
  • Analog Bypass: 60-mV (typ.) Drop-Out at 600 mA
  • Low IQ: 16 µA typical, 25 µA maximum
  • Automatic ECO/PWM/Bypass Mode Change
  • Forced PWM Mode for Low Output-Voltage Ripple
  • Soft-Start Limits Input Current on Start-Up
  • Current Overload Protection
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Small Total Solution Size: < 7.5 mm2

Description for the LM3281

The LM3281 is a high-efficiency low-noise miniature DC-DC converter optimized for powering noise-sensitive wireless connectivity chipsets and RF Front End Modules (FEMs) from a single Lithium-Ion cell. The LM3281 is ideal for “always on” applications with very low unloaded quiescent current of 16 µA (typ.).

The LM3281 steps down an input supply voltage to a fixed output voltage of 3.3 V with output current up to 1200 mA. Five different modes of operation are used to optimize efficiency and minimize battery drain. In Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) mode, the device operates at a fixed frequency of 6 MHz which minimizes RF interference when driving medium-to-heavy loads. At light load, the device automatically enters into Economy (ECO) mode with reduced quiescent current. In a low-battery voltage condition, a bypass mode reduces the voltage dropout to 60 mV (typ.) at 600 mA. If very low output voltage ripple is desired at light loads, the device can also be forced into PWM mode. Shutdown mode turns the device off and reduces battery consumption to 0.1 µA (typ.).


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Carrier options

You can choose different carrier options based on the quantity of parts, including full reel, custom reel, cut tape, tube or tray.

A custom reel is a continuous length of cut tape from one reel to maintain lot- and date-code traceability, built to the exact quantity requested. Following industry standards, a brass shim connects an 18-inch leader and trailer on both sides of the cut tape for direct feeding into automated assembly machines. TI includes a reeling fee for custom reel orders.

Cut tape is a length of tape cut from a reel. TI may fulfill orders using multiple strips of cut tapes or boxes to satisfy the quantity requested.

TI often ships tube or tray devices inside a box or in the tube or tray, depending on inventory availability. We pack all tapes, tubes or sample boxes according to internal electrostatic discharge and moisture-sensitivity-level protection requirements.

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