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Automotive Single 6A Step-Down Converters

High-Accuracy, Fully Integrated and Synchronous 6A Converters with Flexible DVS

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Key Features

  • Fully Integrated, Synchronous 6A DC-DC Converter Enables Small Solution Size
    • 3.0V to 5.5V Operating Supply Voltage
  • High-Precision Voltage Regulator for Applications Processors
    • ±2% Output-Voltage Accuracy
    • Differential Remote Voltage Sensing
    • I2C-Controlled Output Voltage of 0.5V to 1.27V in 10mV Steps, or 0.625V to 1.5875V in 12.5mV Steps
    • Excellent Load-Transient Performance
  • Low-Noise Feature Reduces EMI
    • 2.2MHz Operation
    • Spread-Spectrum Option
    • Frequency-Synchronization Input/Output
    • Current-Mode, Forced-PWM, and Skip Operation
  • Robust for the Automotive Environment
    • PGOOD Output
    • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
    • 20-Pin (4mm × 4mm) TQFN with an Exposed Pad
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
    • AEC-Q100 Qualified

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Description

The MAX20010C/MAX20010D/MAX20010E ICs are high-efficiency, synchronous step-down converters that operate with a 3.0V to 5.5V input voltage range and provide a 0.5V to 1.5875V output voltage range. The wide input/output voltage range and the ability to provide up to 6A load current make these ICs ideal for on-board point-of-load and post-regulation applications. The ICs achieve ±2% output error over load, line, and temperature ranges. The MAX20010D/MAX20010E offers improved transient response.

The ICs feature a 2.2MHz fixed-frequency PWM mode for better noise immunity and load-transient response, and a pulse-frequency modulation mode (skip) for increased efficiency during light-load operation. The 2.2MHz frequency operation allows the use of all-ceramic capacitors and minimizes the solution footprint. The programmable spread-spectrum frequency modulation minimizes radiated electromagnetic emissions. Integrated low RDS(ON) switches improve efficiency at heavy loads and make the layout a much simpler task with respect to discrete solutions.

The ICs are offered with factory-preset output voltages (see the Ordering Information for options). The I2C interface supports dynamic voltage adjustment with programmable slew rates. Other features include programmable soft-start, overcurrent, and overtemperature protections.

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