Automotive 2.75-V to 6-V, 4-A step-down converter in a 2mm x 3mm wettable-flanks QFN package


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Vin (Min) (V) 2.7 Vin (Max) (V) 6 Vout (Min) (V) 0.6 Vout (Max) (V) 5.5 Iout (Max) (A) 4 Iq (Typ) (uA) 15 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 1800 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 4000 Features Enable, Forced PWM, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Output Discharge, Over Current Protection, Power Good, Pre-Bias Start-Up, Spread Spectrum, Synchronous Rectification, Tracking, UVLO Fixed, Wettable Flanks Package Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Automotive Regulated outputs (#) 1 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)


  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications
    • Device temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C TA
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Input voltage range: 2.75 V to 6 V
  • Family of 1 A, 2 A, 3 A and 4 A
  • Quiescent current 15-µA typical
  • Output voltage from 0.6 V to 5.5 V
  • Output voltage accuracy ±1% (PWM operation)
  • Adjustable soft start
  • Forced PWM or PWM and PFM operation
  • Adjustable switching frequency of 1.8 MHz to 4 MHz
  • Precise ENABLE input allows
    • User-defined undervoltage lockout
    • Exact sequencing
  • 100% duty cycle mode
  • Active output discharge
  • Spread spectrum clocking - optional
  • Power good output with window comparator
  • Package with wettable flanks
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The TPS6281x-Q1 is family of pin-to-pin 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, and 4-A synchronous step-down DC/DC converters. All devices offer high efficiency and ease of use. The TPS6281x-Q1 family is based on a peak current mode control topology. The TPS6281x-Q1 is designed for automotive applications such as infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems. Low resistive switches allow up to 4-A continuous output current at high ambient temperature. The switching frequency is externally adjustable from 1.8 MHz to 4 MHz and can also be synchronized to an external clock in the same frequency range. In PWM/PFM mode, the TPS6281x-Q1 automatically enter Power Save Mode at light loads to maintain high efficiency across the whole load range. The TPS6281x-Q1 provide 1% output voltage accuracy in PWM mode which helps design a power supply with high output voltage accuracy. The SS/TR pin allows setting the start-up time or forming tracking of the output voltage to an external source. This allows external sequencing of different supply rails and limiting the inrush current during start-up.

The TPS6281x-Q1 is available in a 3-mm × 2-mm VQFN package with wettable flanks.

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The TPS62810EVM-015 evaluation module (EVM) is designed to help the user easily evaluate and test the operation and functionality of the TPS6281X-Q1 automotive step-down converter family. The EVM converts a 2.7-V to 6.0-V input voltage to a regulated 1.8-V output voltage that delivers up to 4 A.

  • 2.7-V to 6.0-V input voltage range
  • 0.6-V to 5.5-V adjustable output voltage
  • Adjustable switching frequency of 1.8 MHz to 4 MHz
  • 15-μA operating quiescent current
  • Power Save Mode for light-load efficiency
  • 100% duty cycle for lowest dropout

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Reference designs

Gateway automotive reference design
TIDEP-01022 Automotive trends are rapidly evolving, and as a result, new domain- and zonal-based gateway architectures are being used to efficiently handle the ever-increasing amount of data coming into and moving throughout the vehicle, and getting sent to the cloud. A properly functioning domain (or zonal (...)
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Four-output synchronous buck reference design for automotive telematics control units
PMP21939 — This reference design uses an LM63635-Q1 synchronous buck converter to output either a 3.3-V or 5-V rail. The bus converter switches at 2.1 MHz, and the load converters (TPS62810-Q1) switch at 2.2 MHz. The system is designed for telematics control unit power. Easily configurable jumpers allow users (...)
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Automotive wide VIN front-end reference design for digital cockpit processing units
PMP30670 — This reference design shows a complete power tree for automotive digital cockpit applications. The LM74700-Q1 provides low-loss reverse polarity protection to the system, followed by an input filter. The LM5143-Q1 dual-synchronous buck converter provides a 3.3-V rail, which can support up to 15 A (...)
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Automotive instrument cluster power reference design with three outputs
PMP21669 — This reference design implements an automotive power supply solution for use in analog gauge clusters, hybrid clusters and cluster display systems. It provides 5 volt, 3.3 volt and 1.2 volt outputs suitable for powering all subsystems within an automotive instrument cluster, a cluster display, or an (...)
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