PWM DC/DC Controller With VID Inputs For Portable GPU Core-Voltage Regulator

Product Status: Mass Production


The ISL62871 and ISL62872 IC’s are Single-Phase Synchronous-Buck PWM voltage regulators featuring Intersil’s Robust Ripple Regulator (R3 ) Technology™. The wide 3.3V to 25V input voltage range is ideal for systems that run on battery or AC-adapter power sources. The ISL62871 and ISL62872 are low-cost solutions for applications requiring dynamically selected slew-rate controlled output voltages. The soft-start and dynamic setpoint slew-rates are capacitor programmed. Voltage identification logic-inputs select two (ISL62871) or four (ISL62872) resistor-programmed setpoint reference voltages that directly set the output voltage of the converter between 0.5V to 1.5V, and up to 3.3V using a feedback voltage divider. Optionally, an external reference such as the DAC output from a microcontroller, can be used by either IC to program the setpoint reference voltage, and still maintain the controlled slew-rate features. Robust integrated MOSFET drivers and Schottky bootstrap diode reduce the implementation area and lower component cost.

Intersil’s R3 Technology™ combines the best features of both fixed-frequency and hysteretic PWM control. The PWM frequency is 300kHz during static operation, becoming variable during changes in load, setpoint voltage, and input voltage when changing between battery and AC-adapter power. The modulators ability to change the PWM switching frequency during these events in conjunction with external loop compensation produces superior transient response. For maximum efficiency, the converter automatically enters diode-emulation mode (DEM) during light-load conditions such as system standby.


  • Input Voltage Range: 3.3V to 25V
  • Output Voltage Range: 0.5V to 3.3V
  • Output Load up to 30A
  • Extremely Flexible Output Voltage Programmability
  • 2-Bit VID (ISL62872) Selects Four Independent Setpoint Voltages
  • 1-Bit VID (ISL62871) Selects Two Independent Setpoint Voltages
  • Simple Resistor Programming of Setpoint Voltages
  • Accepts External Setpoint Reference Such as DAC
  • ±0.75% System Accuracy: -10°C to +100°C
  • One Capacitor Programs Soft-start and Setpoint Slew-rate
  • Fixed 300kHz PWM Frequency in Continuous Conduction
  • External Compensation Affords Optimum Control Loop Tuning
  • Automatic Diode Emulation Mode for Highest Efficiency
  • Integrated High-current MOSFET Drivers and Schottky Boot-Strap Diode for Optimal Efficiency
  • Choice of Overcurrent Detection Schemes
  • Lossless Inductor DCR Current Sensing
  • Precision Resistive Current Sensing
  • Power-Good Monitor for Soft-Start and Fault Detection
  • Fault Protection
  • Undervoltage
  • Overvoltage
  • Overcurrent (DCR-Sense or Resistive-Sense Capability)
  • Over-Temperature Protection
  • Fault Identification by PGOOD Pull-Down Resistance
  • Pb-Free (RoHS compliant)


Basic Information
Production Status
Mass Production
Input Voltage Min (V)
Input Voltage Max (V)
Output Voltage Min (V)
Output Voltage Max (V)
Output Current Max (A)
VBIAS (min)
4.75 V
VBIAS (max) (V)
IS (min)
1 µA
IS (typ)
1.1 mA
Parametric Applications
GPU core power, I/O Controller Hub, Memory Controller Hub
Qualification Level
Bias Voltage Range (V)
Can Sample
Temperature Range
-10 to +100

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