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Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 36 Vout (Min) (V) 1 Vout (Max) (V) 34 Iout (Max) (A) 4 Iq (Typ) (uA) 7 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 2200 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 Automotive Regulated outputs (#) 1
Vin (Min) (V) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 36 Vout (Min) (V) 1 Vout (Max) (V) 34 Iout (Max) (A) 4 Iq (Typ) (uA) 7 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 2200 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 Automotive Regulated outputs (#) 1
VQFN-HR (RJR) 14 14 mm² 4 x 3.5
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +150°C, TJ
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Optimized for ultra low EMI requirements
    • Hotrod™ package and parallel input path minimize switch node ringing
    • Spread spectrum reduces peak emissions
    • Adjustable SW node rise time
    • Pin selectable FPWM mode for constant frequency at light loads
  • Designed for automotive applications
    • Supports 42-V automotive load dump
    • ±1% total output regulation accuracy
    • VOUT adjustable from 1 V to 95% of VIN, with factory options for 5-V and 3.3-V fixed output voltage
  • 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
    • External bias option for improved efficiency
  • Suitable for scalable power supplies
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +150°C, TJ
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Optimized for ultra low EMI requirements
    • Hotrod™ package and parallel input path minimize switch node ringing
    • Spread spectrum reduces peak emissions
    • Adjustable SW node rise time
    • Pin selectable FPWM mode for constant frequency at light loads
  • Designed for automotive applications
    • Supports 42-V automotive load dump
    • ±1% total output regulation accuracy
    • VOUT adjustable from 1 V to 95% of VIN, with factory options for 5-V and 3.3-V fixed output voltage
  • 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
    • External bias option for improved efficiency
  • Suitable for scalable power supplies

The LM62440-Q1 is an automotive-focused, 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; 42 V tolerance supports load dump for durations of 400ms. The LM62440-Q1 implements soft recovery from dropout eliminating overshoot on the output.

The LM62440-Q1 is specifically designed for minimal EMI. The device incorporates pseudo-random spread spectrum, 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 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.

The LM62440-Q1 is an automotive-focused, 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; 42 V tolerance supports load dump for durations of 400ms. The LM62440-Q1 implements soft recovery from dropout eliminating overshoot on the output.

The LM62440-Q1 is specifically designed for minimal EMI. The device incorporates pseudo-random spread spectrum, 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 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.

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* Data sheet LM62440-Q1 Automotive 3-V to 36-V, 4-A, Low EMI Synchronous Step-Down Converter datasheet (Rev. D) 22 Jun 2021
Application note How to Migrate Between LM614xx and LM624xx Product Families 01 Nov 2021
Technical article Introduction to EMI: Standards, causes and mitigation techniques 21 Apr 2021
Selection guide Buck Converter Quick Reference Guide (Rev. B) 08 Apr 2021
Technical article Powering levels of autonomy: a quick guide to DC/DC solutions for SAE autonomy levels 18 Nov 2020
Functional safety information LM62440-Q1 Functional Safety, FIT Rate, and Failure Mode Distribution 02 Apr 2020
Technical article Optimizing flip-chip IC thermal performance in automotive designs 11 Dec 2019
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application 29 Mar 2019
User guide LM62440-Q1 EVM User's Guide 22 Jun 2018

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