The ISL78224 is a 4-phase, bidirectional, synchronous PWM controller designed to perform power conversion between 12V and 48V buses up to 3kW at >95% conversion efficiency. One ISL78224 supports both Buck and Boost power conversion, enabling a compact and robust design with minimum components. The ISL78224 regulates both voltage and current to control power transfer from bus to bus. The multiphase architecture uses interleaved timing to support up to four parallel power stages per ISL78224. By interleaving the power stages, the ripple frequency is multiplied, reducing input and output ripple voltage and current. Lower ripple results in fewer input/output capacitors and therefore lower component cost and smaller circuit implementation. The IC is designed to be interleaved in a master/slave architecture to be scalable for higher power. Integrated within the device is a dual-output Flyback controller that generates both a 12V supply for the power stage FET drivers and a 6V supply for the ISL78224 from either of the two buses. A 200mA auxiliary linear regulator supplies a local microcontroller or interface devices. A PMBus interface provides system control and diagnostics to support functional safety requirements. This digital interface offers the system controller the ability to program operating modes, voltage and current limit warning and protection thresholds, individual fault response, and rapid fault condition detection.


  • 4-phase bidirectional synchronous 12V to 48V controller
  • Master/slave architecture supports up to 4 ICs in parallel
  • Voltage and current regulation
  • Phase dropping facilitated with companion FET driver
  • 2% current monitor gain accuracy from 0 to full load
  • Supply and clock redundancy for functional safety
  • Cycle-by-cycle peak current limiting
  • Cycle-by-cycle negative current limiting
  • Digitally programmable average current limit
  • Analog and/or digital control of output voltage
  • PMBus for status monitoring and fault response control
  • Selectable phase dropping and diode emulation for light-load efficiency improvement
  • Comprehensive protection with selectable hiccup or latch-off fault responses
  • Digitally programmable warning and fault thresholds
  • Dual-output Flyback controller
  • 200mA adjustable output linear regulator
  • 10mmx10mm 64 Ld TQFP with exposed pad thermal interface
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 1

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Datasheets & Errata
star ISL78224 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 8.23 MB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL78226EVKIT1Z, ISL78224EVKIT2Z Software User Guide Manual - Development Tools PDF 12.28 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
ISL78224 Startup iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 843 KB
ISL78224 Tran iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 843 KB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
ISL78224EVKIT2Z Design Files PCB Design Files ZIP 11.02 MB

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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