5A and 3A Power Modules Offer Industry-Leading Power Density and Efficiency

5A and 3A Power Modules Offer Industry-Leading Power Density and Efficiency

Intersil Corporation announced two single-channel DC/DC step-down power modules that deliver high power density and up to 95% efficiency in a compact 4.5mm x 7.5mm x 1.85mm footprint. The pin-compatible 5A ISL8205M and 3A ISL8202M provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs in a wide range of home networking and high-end consumer products, as well as portable industrial equipment that use Li-ion batteries. The modules are complete power supplies that include a controller, MOSFETs, inductor and passive components inside an encapsulated module, simplifying system design.

With a height of 1.85mm, the ISL8205M and ISL8202M can be directly mounted on the backside of a PCB, freeing up valuable space for topside mounted components. Both devices support input voltages from 2.6V to 5.5V and offer adjustable output voltages as low as 0.6V. The pin compatibility allows engineers to start with a 3A power module and later migrate to the higher 5A output current, or design a power tree with multiple POL output rails. For battery-operated applications, the ISL8205M and ISL8202M offer unique efficiency and power saving features to extend battery life and support Energy Star® compliant products. Selectable light load efficiency, 100% duty cycle modes and 50µA quiescent current enable better efficiency and lower power consumption at light load.

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