4-V to 18-V input, voltage mode, 15-A synchronous SWIFT™ step-down converter with remote sense


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Vin (Min) (V) 4 Vin (Max) (V) 18 Vout (Min) (V) 0.5 Vout (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 15 Iq (Typ) (uA) 1200 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 400 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2200 Features Adjustable Current Limit, Differential Remote Sense, Enable, Forced PWM, Frequency Synchronization, Power Good, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Soft Start Adjustable, Synchronous Rectification, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 150 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)

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  • Integrated 9.1-mΩ and 2.6-mΩ MOSFETs support up to 15-A output current
  • 0.5-V to 5.5-V output voltage range
  • Fixed-frequency voltage control mode with selectable internal compensation
  • Seven selectable frequency settings from 400 kHz to 2.2 MHz
  • Synchronizes to an external clock
  • Fully differential remote sense
  • Six selectable over-current limits, four soft-start slew rates
  • Monotonic start-up into pre-biased outputs
  • EN pin allowing for adjustable input UVLO
  • Power good indicator
  • 17-µA typical shutdown quiescent current draw
  • Selectable FCCM or PFM for light load efficiency
  • –40 to +150°C operating junction temperature
  • 4-mm × 4.5-mm VQFN package
  • Create a custom design using the TPS542A52 with the WEBENCH Power Designer

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The TPS542A52 is a high-efficiency synchronous buck converter with differential remote sense. This device features fixed-frequency, voltage-control mode with pinstrap selectable internal compensation for reduced system cost and complexity. The PWM can be synchronized to an external clock through the SYNC pin. Other key features include PFM for high light load efficiency, low shutdown quiescent current draw, adjustable UVLO through the EN pin and monotonic start up into pre-biased conditions. The TPS542A52 is a lead-free device. It is fully RoHS compliant without exemption.

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* Data sheet TPS542A52 4-V to 18-V Input, 15-A, Synchronous Buck Converter With Differential Remote Sense datasheet (Rev. A) Oct. 21, 2020
User guide TPS542A52 SWIFT™ Step-Down Converter Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. A) May 07, 2021
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application Mar. 29, 2019

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Hardware development

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The TPS542A52EVM-059 evaluation module (EVM) allows users to evaluate the TPS542A52. The TPS542A52 is a fixed frequency with non-compensation external synchronous buck converter with integrated MOSFETs. It provides a fixed 1-V output at up to 15 A from a 12-V input bus.
  • Differential remote sensing
  • No external compensation network design
  • Selectable switching frequency from 400 kHz to 2.2 MHz
  • Synchronization to an external clock

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