Step-Down Converter with Cable Voltage Drop Compensation Reference Design


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This reference design details a power management circuit which is capable to accurately regulate the output voltage at the end of a cable without using sense connections. The implementation is based on a completely integrated step down converter circuit enabling a small total solution while still capable of handling up to 3 A at the output.

  • 1% accurate load regulation without sense connections
  • small solution
  • more than 10W output power possible
  • simple design, small BOM
  • automotive qualified components
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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TIDR874.PDF (40 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR875.PDF (16 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC508.ZIP (70 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDR876.PDF (251 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

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Technical article Find your pot of gold—no luck required! PDF | HTML Mar. 14, 2016
Application note Step-Down Converter with Cable Voltage Drop Compensation Jun. 26, 2014

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