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Parameters

Number of outputs 1 VCC (Min) (V) 4.5 VCC (Max) (V) 15 Peak output current (A) 4 Input threshold CMOS, TTL Prop delay (ns) 30 Driver configuration Dual Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Digital power control drivers & powertrain modules

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Features

  • Input from Digital Controller Sets Operating Frequency and Duty Cycle
  • Up to 2-MHz Switching Frequency
  • Dual Current Limit Protection with Independently Adjustable Thresholds
  • Fast Current Sense Circuit with Adjustable Blanking Interval Prevents Catastrophic Current Levels
  • Digital Output Current Limit Flag
  • Low Offset, Gain of 48, Differential Current Sense Amplifier
  • 3.3-V, 10-mA Internal Regulator
  • Dual TrueDrive™ High-Current Drivers
  • 10-ns Typical Rise/Fall Times with 2.2-nF Loads
  • 4.5-V to 15.5-V Supply Voltage Range
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Digitally-Controlled Synchronous-Buck Power Stages for Single and Multi-Phase Applications
    • Especially Suited for Use with UCD91xx or UCD92xx Contollers
    • High-Current Multi-Phase VRM/EVRD Regulators for Desktop, Server, Telecom and Notebook Processors
    • Digitally-Controlled Synchronous-Buck Power Supplies Using µCs or the TMS320 DSP Family

TrueDrive is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

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Description

The UCD7230A is one in the UCD7k family of digital control compatible drivers for applications utilizing digital control techniques or applications requiring fast local peak current limit protection.

The UCD7230A is a MOSFET gate driver specifically designed for synchronous buck applications. It is ideally suited to provide the bridge between digital controllers such as the UCD91xx or the UCD92xx and the power stage. With cycle-by-cycle current limit protection, the UCD7230A device protects the power stage from faulty input signals or excessive load currents.

The UCD7230A includes high-side and low-side gate drivers which utilize Texas Instrument’s TrueDrive output architecture. This architecture delivers rated current into the gate capacitance of a MOSFET during the Miller plateau region of the switching. Furthermore, the UCD7230A offers a low offset differential amplifier with a fixed gain of 48. This amplifier greatly simplifies the task of conditioning small current sense signals inherent in high efficiency buck converters.

The UCD7230A includes a 3.3-V, 10-mA linear regulator to provide power to digital controllers such as the UCD91xx. The UCD7230A is compatible with standard 3.3-V I/O ports of the UCD91xx, the TMS320™ family DSPs, microprocessors, or ASICs.

The UCD7230A is offered in the space-saving QFN package. Package pin out has been carefully designed for optimal board layout

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet Digital Control Compatible Synchronous Buck Gate Drivers datasheet Oct. 13, 2009
Application notes Power Ref Design for TMS320C6472, 12-Vin Digital Pwr Cntrlrs, and LDOs (Rev. A) May 24, 2010
Application notes Pwr Ref Design f/'C6472 12-Vin Digital Pwr Controllers and LDOs Apr. 28, 2010

Design & development

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Software development

APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
Digital Power Software
FUSION_DIGITAL_POWER_DESIGNER Fusion Digital Power™  is the Graphical User Interface (GUI) used to configure and monitor select Texas Instruments digital power controllers and sequencer/health monitors. The application uses the PMBus protocol to communicate with the device over serial bus by way of a TI USB adapter.
Features

Some of the tasks you can perform with the GUI include:

  • Turn on or off the power supply output, either through the hardware control line or the PMBus OPERATION command
  • Monitor real-time data. Items such as input voltage, output voltage, output current, temperature, and warnings/faults are continuously (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
Fusion Digital Power Manufacturing Tool
FUSION_MFR_GUI The Fusion Digital Power Manufacturing Tool (aka MFR GUI) is a Graphical User Interface used to download firmware, upgrade firmware, configure, calibrate and test .

The MFR GUI supports the same devices as Fusion Digital Power Designer software.  This tool is typically used in manufacturing (...)

Features

Some of the tasks the tool can perform include:

  • Download/Upgrade firmware
  • Program a device configuration
  • Calibrate a device (manually or instrumented via GPIB):
    • Input voltage (Vin)
    • Output voltage (Vout)
    • Output current (Iout)
    • Temperature
  • Test the device (validate power conversion falls within acceptable Vout (...)

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