TPS60140 Regulated 5-V Charge Pump Voltage Tripler With Low Battery Indicator |


Regulated 5-V Charge Pump Voltage Tripler With Low Battery Indicator



The TPS6014x step-up, regulated charge pumps generate a 5-V ±4% output voltage from a 1.8-V to 3.6-V input voltage range. The devices are typically powered by two alkaline, NiCd, or NiMH battery cells and provide an output current of minimum 100 mA from a 2-V input. Only four external capacitors are needed to build a complete voltage tripler charge pump.

The devices regulate the output by using the pulse-skip topology. The controller is optimized for lowest output voltage ripple over the complete output current range. The output peak current and therefore the output voltage ripple are drastically reduced compared to a conventional pulse-skip topology by regulating the charge pump output resistance. At light loads the maximum output resistance is limited to assure a low quiescent current.

The TPS60140 includes a low-battery comparator that issues a warning if the battery voltage drops below a user-adjustable threshold voltage. The TPS60141 features a power-good output that goes active when the output voltage reaches 90% of its nominal value.

The logic shutdown function disables the converter, reduces the supply current to a maximum of 1 µA and disconnects the output from the input. Special current-control circuitry prevents excessive current from being drawn from the battery during start-up. This DC/DC converter requires no inductors, therefore, EMI is of little concern. The TPS6014x operates over a free-air temperature range of –40°C to 85°C. It is available in the small, thermally enhanced 20-pin HTSSOP package (PWP).


  • Regulated 5 V ±4% Output Voltage
  • Up to 100-mA Output Current
  • 1.8-V to 3.6-V Input Voltage Range
  • 65-µA Quiescent Supply Current
  • 0.05-µA Shutdown Current, Battery Is Isolated
    From Load in Shutdown
  • Integrated Low-Battery or Power-Good Indicator
  • Low-Output Voltage Ripple Over Complete Output
    Current Range
  • Easy-to-Design With Low-EMI Power Supply
    Because No Inductors Are Required
  • Evaluation Module Available (TPS60140EVM-144)
  • Available in a 6.5-mm × 4.4-mm 20-Pin HTSSOP

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Parametrics Compare all products in Charge pumps (inductorless)

Vin (Min) (V)
Vin (Max) (V)
Vout (Min) (V)
Vout (Max) (V)
Iout (Max) (A)
Regulated outputs (#)
Switching Frequency (Min) (kHz)
Switching Frequency (Max) (kHz)
Iq (Typ) (mA)
Operating temperature range (C)
Package Group
TPS60140 TPS60141
1.8     1.8    
3.6     3.6    
5     5    
5     5    
0.1     0.1    
1     1    
210     210    
450     450    
0.055     0.055    
Enable     Enable
Power Good    
-40 to 85     -40 to 85    
Charge Pump     Charge Pump    
Catalog     Catalog    
HTSSOP | 20     HTSSOP | 20