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3-V to 36-V, 4-A, low-noise synchronous step-down converter

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Parameters

Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 36 Vout (Min) (V) 1 Vout (Max) (V) 34 Iout (Max) (A) 4 Iq (Typ) (mA) 0.007 Iq (Typ) (uA) 7 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 200 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2200 Features Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Over Current Protection, Power Good, Soft Start Fixed, Spread Spectrum, Synchronous Rectification, Wettable Flanks Package Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 150 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)

Package | Pins | Size

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Features

  • Optimized for ultra low EMI requirements
    • Hotrod™ package minimizes switch node ringing
    • Parallel input path minimizes parasitic inductance
    • Adjustable SW node rise time
  • Designed for reliable and rugged applications
    • Supports 42-V transients
    • ±1% total output regulation accuracy
    • VOUT adjustable from 1 V to 95% of VIN
    • 0.3-V dropout with 3-A load (typical)
  • High efficiency power conversion at all loads
    • 7-µA no load current at 13.5 VIN, 3.3 VOUT
    • 83% PFM efficiency at 1-mA, 13.5 VIN, 5 VOUT
    • Low MOSFET ON resistance
      • RDS_ON_HS = 41 mΩ (typical)
      • RDS_ON_LS = 21 mΩ (typical)
    • External bias option for improved efficiency
  • Suitable for scalable power supplies
    • Pin compatible with:

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Description

The LM61440 is a high-performance, DC-DC synchronous step-down converter. With integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs, up to 4 A of output current is delivered over a wide input range of 3.0 V to 36 V; tolerant of 42 V, easing input surge protection design. The LM61440 implements soft recovery from dropout eliminating overshoot on the output.

The LM61440 is specifically designed for minimal EMI. The device incorporates adjustable SW node rise time, low-EMI VQFN-HR package featuring low switch node ringing, and optimized pinout for ease of use. The switching frequency can be set or synchronized between 200 kHz and 2.2 MHz to avoid noise sensitive frequency bands. In addition the frequency can be selected for improved efficiency at low operating frequency or smaller solution size at high operating frequency.

Auto-mode enables frequency foldback when operating at light loads, allowing an unloaded current consumption of only 7 µA (typical) and high light load efficiency. Seamless transition between PWM and PFM modes, along with very low MOSFET ON resistances and an external bias input, ensures exceptional efficiency across the entire load range.

Electrical characteristics are specified over a junction temperature range of –40°C to +150°C. Find additional resources in the Related Documentation.

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* Datasheet LM61440 3-V to 36-V, 4-A, Low EMI Synchronous Step-Down Converter datasheet (Rev. A) Mar. 24, 2020
Application notes LM61x0 Functional Safety, FIT Rate, Failure Mode Distribution and Pin FMA Oct. 08, 2020
Selection guides Buck Converter Quick Reference Guide (Rev. A) Mar. 31, 2020
Technical articles Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application Mar. 29, 2019

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Description
The LM61460 evaluation module (EVM) is a fully assembled and tested circuit for evaluating the LM61460 synchronous step-down converter.  The LM61460 provides exceptional efficiency, low IQ, and low EMI in small solution size.
Features
  • Spread spectrum operation
  • Controlled recover from dropout
  • Low operating quiescent current
  • High efficiency
  • Low minimum on-time
  • Adjustable rise time

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