Highly Integrated Single Output LNB Regulator with I2C Interface for Satellite Set-Top Box Designs

Product Status: Mass Production


The ISL9492 is a highly integrated voltage regulator and interface IC specifically designed for supplying power and control signals from advanced satellite set-top box (STB) modules to the low noise blocks (LNB) of a single antenna port. It also supports DiSEqC tone generation and modulation with diagnostic status read-back. Controlling the ISL9492 is simple via the I2 C bus by writing 8 bit words onto the System Registers (SR).

The device design makes the total LNB supply design simple, efficient and compact with low external component count by integrating Boost power MOSFET, current-mode boost PWM and a low-noise linear regulator. The current-mode boost converters provide the linear regulator with input voltage that is set to the final output voltages, plus typically 0.9V to insure minimum power dissipation across each linear regulator.

The LNB output voltage can be controlled in two ways; by full control from I2 C using the VTOP and VBOT bits or by setting the I2 C to the lower range and switching to higher range with the select VTOP pin.

The External modulation input EXTM accepts a modulated DISEqC command and transfers it symmetrically to the output. The EXTM pin can be used to modulate the continuous internal tone. The fault signal serves as an interrupt for the processor when any condition turns OFF the LNB controller (over-temperature, overcurrent, disable). The states of these flags to the faults can be thoroughly examined through the I2 C registers.


  • Single-Chip Power Solution
  • Operation for 1-Tuner/1-Dish Applications
  • Integrated DC/DC Converter and I2C Interface
  • Integrated Boost MOSFET
  • Switch-Mode Power Converter for Lowest Dissipation
  • 490kHz Boost Switching Frequency
  • Boost PWMs with > 92% Efficiency
  • Selectable 13.5V or 18.5V Outputs
  • I2C and Pin Controllable Output
  • 31V Output Back-Bias Capability
  • Built-in Tone Oscillator Factory
  • Facilitates DiSEqC (EUTELSAT) Encoding
  • Trimmed to 22kHz - External Modulation Input
  • DiSEqC 2.0 Support and Diagnostics
  • Internal Overvoltage, Undervoltage, Overcurrent Protection, Over-Temperature Flags Accessible through the I2C Interface and Fault Signal Status Pin
  • Short-Circuit Protection


 Block Diagram


Basic Information
Production Status
Mass Production
Input Voltage Min (V)
Input Voltage Max (V)
Output Voltage Min (V)
Output Voltage Max (V)
IOUT (max) (mA)
IBIAS (min)
6 mA
Qualification Level
Can Sample
Temperature Range
-20 to +85

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