The ISL6539 dual PWM controller delivers high efficiency and tight regulation from two voltage regulating synchronous buck DC/DC converters. It was designed especially for DDR DRAM, SDRAM, graphic chipset applications, and system regulators in high performance applications. Voltage-feed-forward ramp modulation, current mode control, and internal feedback compensation provide fast response to input voltage and output load transients. Input current ripple is minimized by channel-to-channel PWM phase shift of 0°, 90° or 180° (determined by input voltage and status of the DDR pin). The ISL6539 can control two independent output voltages adjustable from 0. 9V to 5. 5V or, by activating the DDR pin, transform into a complete DDR memory power supply solution. In DDR mode, CH2 output voltage VTT tracks CH1 output voltage VDDQ. CH2 output can both source and sink current, an essential power supply feature for DDR memory. The reference voltage VREF required by DDR memory is generated as well. In dual power supply applications the ISL6539 monitors the output voltage of both CH1 and CH2. An independent PGOOD (power good) signal is asserted for each channel after the soft-start sequence has completed, and the output voltage is within PGOOD window. In DDR mode CH1 generates the only PGOOD signal. Built-in overvoltage protection prevents the output from going above 115% of the set point by holding the lower MOSFET on and the upper MOSFET off. When the output voltage decays below the overvoltage threshold, normal operation automatically resumes. Once the soft-start sequence has completed, undervoltage protection latches the offending channel off if the output drops below 75% of its set point value for the dual switcher. Adjustable overcurrent protection (OCP) monitors the voltage drop across the rDS(ON) of the lower MOSFET. If more precise current-sensing is required, an external current sense resistor may be used.


  • Provides Regulated Output Voltage in the Range of 0.9V to 5.5V
  • Complete DDR Memory Power Solution with VTT Tracks VDDQ/2 and VDDQ/2 Buffered Reference Output
  • Supports both DDR-I and DDR2 Memory
  • Lossless rDS(ON) Current-Sense Sensing
  • Excellent Dynamic Response with Voltage Feed-Forward and Current Mode Control Accommodating Wide Range LC Filter Selections
  • Dual Mode Operation - Operates Directly from a 5.0V to 15V Input or 3.3V/5V System Rail
  • Undervoltage Lock-out on VCC Pin
  • Power-good, Overcurrent, Overvoltage, Undervoltage protection for both Channels
  • Synchronized 300kHz PWM Operation in PWM Mode
  • Pb-Free (RoHS Compliant)


  • Single and Dual Channel DDR Memory Power Systems
  • Graphics Cards - GPU and Memory Supplies
  • Supplies for Servers, Motherboards, FPGAs
  • ASIC Power Supplies
  • Embedded Processor and I/O Supplies
  • DSP Supplies

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active QSOP Tube 480
Active QSOP Reel 2500
Active QSOP Tube 480
Active QSOP Reel 2500

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6539 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 924 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL6539EVAL2 User Guide Manual PDF 809 KB
ISL6539EVAL1 User Guide Manual PDF 837 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
How Green is Your Cloud? White Paper PDF 295 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
PCN14036 - Wafer fabrication Site Change for Listed Intersil Products - Palm Bay, Florida Product Change Notice PDF 294 KB
PCN13060 - Test Site Change for the Listed Intersil Products Product Change Notice PDF 223 KB
PCN13037 - Alternate Bond Wire Material for Assembly of the Listed Intersil QSOP Packaged Product Product Change Notice PDF 268 KB
ISL6539 DDR Option iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 162 KB

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
iSim:PE Offline Simulation Tool Simulator iSim Personal Edition (iSim:PE) speeds the design cycle and reduces risk early in any project, identifying parts that can be used in current as well as next-generation designs. Renesas

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL6539EVAL1 Wide Input Range Dual PWM Controller with DDR Option Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas
ISL6539EVAL2 Wide Input Range Dual PWM Controller with DDR Option Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas