The ISL95816A Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller IC provides a complete solution for VR12. 5™ and VR12. 6™ compliant microprocessor core power supplies. It provides the control and protection for a Voltage Regulator (VR). The VR can operate in 4-, 3-, 2- or 1-phase configurations. The VR uses a serial control bus to communicate with the CPU and achieve lower cost and smaller board area. The VR utilizes Intersil’s Robust Ripple Regulator R3 Technology™. The R3™ modulator has numerous advantages compared to traditional modulators, including faster transient response, variable switching frequency during load transients, and improved light load efficiency due to its ability to automatically change switching frequency. The ISL95816A has several other key features. It supports either DCR current sensing with a single NTC thermistor for DCR temperature compensation, or more precise resistor current sensing if desired; remote voltage sense; programmable VBOOT voltage, IMAX, voltage transition slew rate and switching frequency; adjustable overcurrent protection; and Power-Good signal.


  • Serial data bus
  • Configurable 4-, 3-, 2- or 1-phase
  • R3™ Modulator
  • Excellent transient response
  • High light load efficiency
  • 0.5% System accuracy over-temperature
  • Supports multiple current sensing methods
  • Lossless inductor DCR current sensing
  • Precision resistor current sensing
  • Differential remote voltage sensing
  • Programmable VBOOT voltage at start-up
  • Resistor programmable IMAX, VBOOT, voltage transition slew rate and switching frequency
  • Adaptive body diode conduction time reduction
  • Low supply current in PS4 state


  • VR125 and VR126 notebook and desktop computers

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Documentation & Downloads

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Datasheets & Errata
ISL95816A Datasheet Datasheet PDF 2.20 MB
ISL95816A Data Short Short Form Datasheet PDF 195 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
PLC20036 - 2H EOL 2020 Product Life Cycle Notice PDF 319 KB