1A 3.2MHz regulators with LDO reduce footprint and EMI

1A 3.2MHz regulators with LDO reduce footprint and EMI

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By Nick Flaherty

The Power by Linear ADP5138 buck regulators improve thermal management, operate down to 0.8V outputs and deliver up to 1A of continuous output current from each channel. It  integrates a 250mA low output noise (20µVRMS from 10Hz to 100kHz), high PSRR (61dB at 1kHz) low dropout linear regulator (LDO) for powering noise-sensitive devices and the 4mm x 4mm LFCSP package makes it suitable for automotive, industrial and instrumentation systems, as well as DC-DC point-of-load applications where space is at a premium. 

The ADP5138 runs at a fixed pulse width modulatoin (PWM) switching frequency of 3.2MHz, or can be synchronised to the external clock from 2.8MHz to 3.5MHz, which is outside the amplitude modulation (AM) band to reduce the effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI). The high switching frequency also reduces the size of external components, enabling a smaller footprint on a circuit board.

The four buck regulators run 90° out-of-phase to each other, reducing the input ripple current and the input capacitor size and lowering the system’s electromagnetic interference (EMI). Integrated internal compensation simplifies design, and the device’s internal soft-start circuitry and power-up sequencing reduce input inrush current. The ADP5138 monitors the input voltage and provides input overvoltage lockout (OVLO), undervoltage monitor (UVM), and undervoltage lockout (UVLO) features. The device also monitors the undervoltage and overvoltage of the outputs. The power-on reset (POR) signal is asserted when the input or output voltage fault occurs.  Additional protection includes overcurrent protection (OCP) and thermal shutdown (TSD).

The ADP5138 and the automotive qualified version, the ADP5138W, are offered in a low profile 0.75mm 28-lead 4mm x 4mm LFCSP package with backside exposed metal pad for higher thermal performance. The devices operate from –40°C to 125°C (junction temperature) and pricing starts from $2.03 in volume.

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