The ISL8278M is a 33A step-down, DC/DC power supply module with an integrated digital PWM controller, synchronous power switches, an inductor, and passives. Only bulk input and output capacitors are needed to finish the design. The 33A of continuous output current can be delivered without the need for airflow or a heatsink. The thermally enhanced HDA module is capable of dissipating heat directly into the PCB.
The ISL8278M uses ChargeMode™ control architecture, which responds to a transient load within a single switching cycle. The ISL8278M comes with a preprogrammed configuration for operating in a pin-strap mode. Output voltage, switching frequency, and the device SMBus address can be programmed with external resistors. More configurations, such as soft-start and fault limits can be easily programmed or changed using a PMBus compliant serial bus interface. PMBus can be used to monitor voltages, current, temperatures, and fault status. The ISL8278M is supported by the PowerNavigator™ software, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that can be used to configure modules for a desired solution.
The ISL8278M is available in a 41 Ld compact 17mm x 19mm HDA module with a very low profile height of 3.6mm, suitable for automated assembly by standard surface mount equipment. The ISL8278M is RoHS compliant by exemption.
- Complete digital switch-mode power supply
- Wide VIN range: 4.5V to 14V
- Programmable VOUT range: 0.6V to 5V
- PMBus compliant I2C communication interface
- Programmable VOUT, margining, UV/OV, IOUT limit, soft-start/stop, sequencing, and external synchronization
- Monitor: VIN, VOUT, IOUT, temperature, duty cycle, switching frequency, and faults
- ChargeMode control architecture
- ±1.0% VOUT accuracy over line, load, and temperature
- Power-good indicator
- Over-temperature protection
- Internal nonvolatile memory and fault logging
- Patented thermally enhanced HDA package
- Intuitive configuration using PowerNavigator
- Server, telecom, storage, and datacom
- Industrial/ATE and networking equipment
- General purpose power for ASIC, FPGA, DSP, and memory
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Key Features of the Newest Power Module Family
|Load Current (A)||15||10||15||10|
|Minimum VIN (V)||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Maximum VIN (V)||16.5||16.5||16.5||16.5|
|Minimum VOUT (V)||0.5||0.5||0.5||0.5|
|Maximum VOUT (V)||5||5||5||5|
|Peak Efficiency (%)||95.2||95.2||95.2||95.2|
|Minimum Switching Frequency (kHz)||255||255||255||255|
|Maximum Switching Frequency (kHz)||1130||1130||1130||1130|