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Parameters

Vin (Min) (V) 2.5 Vin (Max) (V) 6 Vout (Min) (V) 1.2 Vout (Max) (V) 1.8 Iout (Max) (A) 0.6 Iq (Typ) (uA) 32 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 2000 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2500 Features Enable, Forced PWM, Light Load Efficiency, Synchronous Rectification, Adaptive/Dynamic Voltage Scaling Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 2 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)

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Features

  • High Efficiency up to 95%
  • VIN Range from 2.5 V to 6 V
  • 2.25-MHz Fixed Frequency Operation
  • Output Current 600 mA and 1000 mA
  • Adjustable Output Voltage from 0.6 V to VIN
  • Pin Selectable Output Voltage Supports Simple
    Dynamic VoltageScaling
  • Optional EasyScale One-Pin Serial Interface for
    Dynamic Output Voltage Adjustment
  • Power-Save Mode at Light Load Currents
  • 180° Out of Phase Operation
  • Output Voltage Accuracy in PWM Mode ±1%
  • Typical 32-µA Quiescent Current for both
    Converters
  • 100% Duty Cycle for Lowest Dropout
  • Available in a 10-Pin VSON (3 mm × 3 mm)
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Description

The TPS6242x device is a synchronous dual step-down DC–DC converter. It provides two independent output voltage rails powered by 1-cell Li-Ion or 3-cell NiMH/NiCD batteries. The device is also suitable to operate from a standard 3.3-V or 5-V voltage rail.

With an input voltage range of 2.5 V to 6 V, the TPS6242x is ideal for battery-powered portable applications like smart phones, PDAs, and other portable equipment.

With the EasyScale™ serial interface the output voltages can be modified during operation. It therefore supports dynamic voltage scaling for low power DSP and processors.

The TPS6242x operates at 2.25-MHz fixed switching frequency and enter the power-save mode operation at light load currents to maintain high efficiency over the entire load current range. For low-noise applications the devices can be forced into fixed-frequency PWM mode by pulling the MODE/DATA pin High. In the shutdown mode, the current consumption is reduced to 1.2 µA. The device allows the use of small inductors and capacitors to achieve a small solution size.

The TPS6242x operates over a free-air temperature range of –40°C to 85°C. It is available in a 10-pin leadless package (3 mm × 3 mm VSON)

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* Data sheet TPS6242x 2.25-MHz 600-mA and 1000-mA Dual Step-Down Converter in Small 3-mm × 3-mm VSON Package datasheet (Rev. D) Jul. 31, 2015
Application note Methods of output-voltage adjustment for DC/DC converters Jun. 14, 2019
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application Mar. 29, 2019
Application note Performing Accurate PFM Mode Efficiency Measurements (Rev. A) Dec. 11, 2018
Application note QFN and SON PCB Attachment (Rev. B) Aug. 24, 2018
Application note Understanding 100% mode in low-power DC/DC converters Jun. 22, 2018
Application note Optimizing Transient Response of Internally Compensated DC-DC Converters (Rev. B) Nov. 29, 2017
Application note Achieving a clean startup by using a DC/DC converter with a precise enable-pin t Oct. 24, 2017
Application note Testing tips for applying external power to supply outputs without an input volt Oct. 24, 2016
Application note Basic Calculation of a Buck Converter's Power Stage (Rev. B) Aug. 17, 2015
Application note Five steps to a great PCB layout for a step-down converter Jan. 29, 2015
User guide TPS624xxEVM-167 User Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 02, 2013
Application note Understanding the Absolute Maximum Ratings of the SW Node (Rev. A) Jan. 13, 2012
Application note IQ: What it is, what it isn’t, and how to use it Jun. 17, 2011
More literature TPS62401_NanoEVM_ Schematic Feb. 13, 2007
More literature BQ24070_NanoEVM_OV Jan. 29, 2007
More literature TPS62401_NanoEVM_OV Jan. 29, 2007
Application note Output Voltage Selection for the TPS62400 Family of Buck Converters Sep. 20, 2006

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