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Topology Flyback, Boost, Buck, SEPIC, Forward Duty cycle (Max) (%) 100 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 18 UVLO thresholds on/off (V) 14.5/9 Features Adjustable Switching Frequency, Current Limiting, Dead Time Control, Error Amplifier, Multi-topology, Programmable Max Duty Cycle Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 70, 70 to 0 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 Gate drive (Typ) (A) 1
Topology Flyback, Boost, Buck, SEPIC, Forward Duty cycle (Max) (%) 100 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 18 UVLO thresholds on/off (V) 14.5/9 Features Adjustable Switching Frequency, Current Limiting, Dead Time Control, Error Amplifier, Multi-topology, Programmable Max Duty Cycle Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 70, 70 to 0 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 Gate drive (Typ) (A) 1
SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 3.91 x 4.9 VSSOP (DGK) 8 15 mm² 3 x 4.9
  • Enhanced Replacement for UCx84x and UCx84xA Family With Pin-to-Pin Compatibility
  • 1-MHz Operation
  • 50-µA Standby Current, 100-µA Maximum
  • Low Operating Current of 2.3 mA at 52 kHz
  • Fast 35-ns Cycle-by-Cycle Over-Current Limiting
  • ±1-A Peak Output Current
  • Rail-to-Rail Output Swings with 25-ns Rise and 20-ns Fall Times
  • ±1% Initial Trimmed 2.5-V Error Amplifier Reference
  • Trimmed Oscillator Discharge Current
  • New Undervoltage Lockout Versions
  • VSSOP-8 Package Minimizes Board Space
  • Enhanced Replacement for UCx84x and UCx84xA Family With Pin-to-Pin Compatibility
  • 1-MHz Operation
  • 50-µA Standby Current, 100-µA Maximum
  • Low Operating Current of 2.3 mA at 52 kHz
  • Fast 35-ns Cycle-by-Cycle Over-Current Limiting
  • ±1-A Peak Output Current
  • Rail-to-Rail Output Swings with 25-ns Rise and 20-ns Fall Times
  • ±1% Initial Trimmed 2.5-V Error Amplifier Reference
  • Trimmed Oscillator Discharge Current
  • New Undervoltage Lockout Versions
  • VSSOP-8 Package Minimizes Board Space

UCCx8C4x family are high-performance, current-mode PWM controllers. The UCCx8C4x is an enhanced BiCMOS version with pin-for-pin compatibility to the industry standard UCx84xA family and UCx84x family of PWM controllers. The BiCMOS technology offers lower power consumption to improve efficiency as well as faster current sense and oscillator frequency. In addition, lower startup voltage versions of 7 V are offered as UCCx8C40 and UCCx8C41 for use in battery systems. The UCC28C4x series is specified for operation from –40°C to 105°C, and the UCC38C4x series is specified for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

Providing necessary features to control fixed frequency, peak current-mode power supplies, this family offers the following performance advantages. The device offers high-frequency operation up to 1 MHz, suitable for high speed applications. The trimmed discharge current enables more precise programming of the maximum duty cycle and dead-time limit when compared to the UCx84x family. Reduced start-up and operating currents minimizes start-up loss and low operating power consumption for improved efficiency. The device also features a fast current-sense-to-output delay time of 35 ns for superior overload protection at the power switch, and a ±1-A peak output current capability with improved rise and fall times for driving large external MOSFETs directly.

The UCC38C4x family is offered in 8-pin VSSOP (DGK), 8-pin SOIC (D), and 8-pin PDIP (P) packages.

UCCx8C4x family are high-performance, current-mode PWM controllers. The UCCx8C4x is an enhanced BiCMOS version with pin-for-pin compatibility to the industry standard UCx84xA family and UCx84x family of PWM controllers. The BiCMOS technology offers lower power consumption to improve efficiency as well as faster current sense and oscillator frequency. In addition, lower startup voltage versions of 7 V are offered as UCCx8C40 and UCCx8C41 for use in battery systems. The UCC28C4x series is specified for operation from –40°C to 105°C, and the UCC38C4x series is specified for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

Providing necessary features to control fixed frequency, peak current-mode power supplies, this family offers the following performance advantages. The device offers high-frequency operation up to 1 MHz, suitable for high speed applications. The trimmed discharge current enables more precise programming of the maximum duty cycle and dead-time limit when compared to the UCx84x family. Reduced start-up and operating currents minimizes start-up loss and low operating power consumption for improved efficiency. The device also features a fast current-sense-to-output delay time of 35 ns for superior overload protection at the power switch, and a ±1-A peak output current capability with improved rise and fall times for driving large external MOSFETs directly.

The UCC38C4x family is offered in 8-pin VSSOP (DGK), 8-pin SOIC (D), and 8-pin PDIP (P) packages.

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* Data sheet UCCx8C4x BiCMOS Low-Power Current-Mode PWM Controller datasheet (Rev. G) PDF | HTML 10 Jan 2017
Application note Conditioning a Switch-mode Power Supply Current Signal Using TI Op Amps (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 11 Jun 2021
Application note Understanding Inverting Buck-Boost Power Stages in Switch Mode Power Supplies (Rev. B) 12 Mar 2019
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) 25 Jun 2018
Application note UCC38C44 12-V Isolated Bias Supply (Rev. A) 09 Oct 2008
User guide UCC38C42 30-W Synchronous Buck Converter Reference Design 04 Feb 2003
User guide UCC3961/UCC38C43 Reference Design 19 Nov 2002
Application note UCC38C42 25-W Forward Converter 06 Sep 2002
Application note UCC38C42 Family of High-Speed BiCMOS Current-Mode PWM Controllers 07 Feb 2002
More literature Seminar 300 Topic 8 - Switching Power Supply Design Review 15 Feb 2001
More literature Seminar 400 Topic 2 - Design of Flyback Transformers and Filter Inductors 15 Feb 2001
More literature Seminar 900 Topic 6 - High Power Factor Prereg Using SEPIC 15 Feb 2001
Application note DN-30 Programmable Electronic Circuit Breaker 05 Sep 1999
Application note DN-42A Design Considerations for Transitioning from UC3842 to the New UCC3802 05 Sep 1999
Application note DN-62 Switching Power Supply Topology Voltage Mode vs. Current Mode 05 Sep 1999
Application note U-111, Practical Considerations in Current Mode Power Supplies 05 Sep 1999

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The PMP10783 reference design is an AC/DC buck converter. The input voltage range is 85VAC-318VAC, and has an output of 15V at 0.80A. This compact board design has an efficiency of greater than 80% at full load.
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PMP10833 — 85-318Vin, 15Vout, 1Aout, AC-DC Buck Converter Reference Design

The PMP10833RevA reference design is a compact and thermally efficient design intended to step down a wide range of AC inputs.  This design incorporates the UCC28C42, a current-mode PWM controller, with controllable frequencies up to 1Mhz.
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PMP10834 — 85-265Vin, 5Vout, 1Aout, AC-DC Fly-Buck Converter Reference Design

The PMP10834RevA reference design is a compact and thermally efficient design intended to step down a wide range of AC inputs (85VAC to 265VAC). This non-isolated Flybuck design incorporates the UCC28C42 PWM with an optocoupler feedback to provide 1% output voltage regulation. All the circuit (...)
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