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Vin (Min) (V) 3.5 Vin (Max) (V) 60 Vout (Min) (V) 1 Vout (Max) (V) 28 Iout (Max) (A) 1 Iq (Typ) (uA) 24 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 200 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2200 Features Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Over Current Protection, Power Good, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Synchronous Rectification, Tracking, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
Vin (Min) (V) 3.5 Vin (Max) (V) 60 Vout (Min) (V) 1 Vout (Max) (V) 28 Iout (Max) (A) 1 Iq (Typ) (uA) 24 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 200 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2200 Features Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Over Current Protection, Power Good, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Synchronous Rectification, Tracking, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
HTSSOP (PWP) 16 32 mm² 5 x 6.4
  • 24-µA Quiescent Current in Regulation
  • High Efficiency at Light Load (DCM and PFM)
  • Meets EN55022/CISPR 22 EMI standards
  • Integrated Synchronous Rectification
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200 kHz to 2.2 MHz (500 kHz default)
  • Frequency Synchronization to External Clock
  • Internal Compensation
  • Stable With Many Combinations of Ceramic, Polymer, Tantalum, and Aluminum Capacitors
  • Power-Good Flag
  • Soft Start into Pre-Biased Load
  • Internal Soft Start: 4.1 ms
  • Extendable Soft-Start Time by External Capacitor
  • Output Voltage Tracking Capability
  • Precision Enable to Program System UVLO
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection With Hiccup Mode
  • Overtemperature Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Create a Custom Design Using the LM46001 With the WEBENCH® Power Designer
  • 24-µA Quiescent Current in Regulation
  • High Efficiency at Light Load (DCM and PFM)
  • Meets EN55022/CISPR 22 EMI standards
  • Integrated Synchronous Rectification
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200 kHz to 2.2 MHz (500 kHz default)
  • Frequency Synchronization to External Clock
  • Internal Compensation
  • Stable With Many Combinations of Ceramic, Polymer, Tantalum, and Aluminum Capacitors
  • Power-Good Flag
  • Soft Start into Pre-Biased Load
  • Internal Soft Start: 4.1 ms
  • Extendable Soft-Start Time by External Capacitor
  • Output Voltage Tracking Capability
  • Precision Enable to Program System UVLO
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection With Hiccup Mode
  • Overtemperature Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Create a Custom Design Using the LM46001 With the WEBENCH® Power Designer

The LM46001 regulator is an easy-to-use synchronous step-down DC-DC converter capable of driving up to 1 A of load current from an input voltage ranging from 3.5 V to 60 V. The LM46001 provides exceptional efficiency, output accuracy, and dropout voltage in a very small solution size. An extended family is available in 0.5-A and 2-A load current options in pin-to-pin compatible packages. Peak-current-mode control is employed to achieve simple control loop compensation and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Optional features such as programmable switching frequency, synchronization, power-good flag, precision enable, internal soft start, extendable soft start, and tracking provide a flexible and easy-to-use platform for a wide range of applications. Discontinuous conduction and automatic frequency reduction at light loads improve light-load efficiency. The family requires few external components and pin arrangement allows simple, optimum PCB layout. Protection features include thermal shutdown, VCC undervoltage lockout, cycle-by-cycle current limit, and output short-circuit protection. The LM46001 device is available in the 16-lead HTSSOP package (PWP, 6.6 mm × 5.1 mm × 1.2 mm) with 0.65-mm lead pitch. The device is pin-to-pin compatible with LM46000, LM46002, LM43603, LM43602, LM43601, and LM43600.

The LM46001 regulator is an easy-to-use synchronous step-down DC-DC converter capable of driving up to 1 A of load current from an input voltage ranging from 3.5 V to 60 V. The LM46001 provides exceptional efficiency, output accuracy, and dropout voltage in a very small solution size. An extended family is available in 0.5-A and 2-A load current options in pin-to-pin compatible packages. Peak-current-mode control is employed to achieve simple control loop compensation and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Optional features such as programmable switching frequency, synchronization, power-good flag, precision enable, internal soft start, extendable soft start, and tracking provide a flexible and easy-to-use platform for a wide range of applications. Discontinuous conduction and automatic frequency reduction at light loads improve light-load efficiency. The family requires few external components and pin arrangement allows simple, optimum PCB layout. Protection features include thermal shutdown, VCC undervoltage lockout, cycle-by-cycle current limit, and output short-circuit protection. The LM46001 device is available in the 16-lead HTSSOP package (PWP, 6.6 mm × 5.1 mm × 1.2 mm) with 0.65-mm lead pitch. The device is pin-to-pin compatible with LM46000, LM46002, LM43603, LM43602, LM43601, and LM43600.

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* Data sheet LM46001 3.5-V to 60-V, 1-A Synchronous Step-Down Voltage Converter datasheet (Rev. B) 11 Jan 2018
Application note Step-Dwn (Buck) Convrtr Pwer Solutions for Programmable Logic Controller Systems (Rev. A) 26 Jul 2021
Selection guide Buck Converter Quick Reference Guide (Rev. B) 08 Apr 2021
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application 29 Mar 2019
Application note Understanding Inverting Buck-Boost Power Stages in Switch Mode Power Supplies (Rev. B) 12 Mar 2019
Application note Differences Between LM4600x/LM4360x A and Non-A OPNs 27 Mar 2018
White paper Synchronous Rectification in High-Performance Power Converter Design (Rev. A) 15 Sep 2016
Application note Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics (Rev. C) 19 Apr 2016
More literature SIMPLE SWITCHER Synchronous Regulator Series (Rev. B) 08 Feb 2016
Application note Cap Drop Offline Supply for E-Meters 16 Jun 2015
Application note Cost-Effective Transformerless Offline Supply for Light Load Applications (Rev. A) 16 Jun 2015
Technical article Inverting made simple by unleashing the buck 19 May 2015
Application note Inverting Applications Made SIMPLE With LM4600x and LM4360x (Rev. B) 20 Feb 2015
Technical article The MOSFET always rings twice – designing with synchronous converters 18 Oct 2014
Technical article Synchronous design made even easier 15 Sep 2014
Application note Thermal Design Made Simple With LM43603 and LM46002 15 Sep 2014
Application note Low EMI Layout Made SIMPLE With LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 (Rev. A) 12 Sep 2014
Application note Compensation Made SIMPLE With LM4360x, LM4600x 29 Jul 2014
User guide LM46001EVM User's Guide 16 Apr 2014
Application note AN-1533 Overvoltage Protection Circuit for Automotive Load Dump (Rev. B) 06 May 2013
Application note AN-1997 Error Amplifier Limitations in High-Performance Regulator Applications (Rev. A) 06 May 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 Understanding and Applying Current-Mode Control Theory 19 Aug 2007
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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