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CMOS Voltage Converter


Package | PIN: D | 8
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Cut Tape
Qty Price
1-9 $1.36
10-24 $1.22
25-99 $1.13
100-249 $0.96
250-499 $0.89
500-749 $0.73
750-999 $0.58
1000+ $0.52


  • Simple Voltage Conversion, Including
    • Negative Converter
    • Voltage Doubler
  • Wide Operating Range. . .1.5 V to 10 V
  • Requires Only Two External (Noncritical) Capacitors
  • No External Diode Over Full Temperature and Voltage Range
  • Typical Open-Circuit Voltage Conversion Efficiency. . .99.9%
  • Typical Power Efficiency. . .98%
  • Full Testing at 3 V
    • On-Board Negative Supplies
    • Data-Acquisition Systems
    • Portable Electronics

Texas Instruments  TL7660CDR

The TL7660 is a CMOS switched-capacitor voltage converter that perform supply-voltage conversions from positive to negative. With only two noncritical external capacitors needed for the charge pump and charge reservoir functions, an input voltage within the range from 1.5 V to 10 V is converted to a complementary negative output voltage of -1.5 V to -10 V. The device can also be connected as a voltage doubler to generate output voltages up to 18.6 V with a 10-V input.

The basic building blocks of the IC include a linear regulator, an RC oscillator, a voltage-level translator, and four power MOS switches. To ensure latch-up-free operation, the circuitry automatically senses the most negative voltage in the device and ensures that the N-channel switch source-substrate junctions are not forward biased. The oscillator frequency runs at a nominal 10 kHz (for VCC = 5 V), but that frequency can be decreased by adding an external capacitor to the oscillator (OSC) terminal or increased by overdriving OSC with an external clock.

For low-voltage operation (VIN < 3.5 V), LV should be tied to GND to bypass the internal series regulator. Above 3.5 V, LV should be left floating to prevent device latchup.

The TL7660C is characterized for operation over a free-air temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. The TL7660I is characterized for operation over a free-air temperature range of -40°C to 125°C.