The ISL6545, ISL6545A makes simple work out of implementing a complete control and protection scheme for a DC/DC stepdown converter driving N-Channel MOSFETs in a synchronous buck topology. Since it can work with either 5V or 12V supplies, this one IC can be used in a wide variety of applications within a system. The ISL6545, ISL6545A (hereafter referred to as ISL6545x, except as needed) integrates the control, gate drivers, output adjustment, monitoring and protection functions into a single 8 Ld SOIC or 10 Ld DFN package. The ISL6545x provides single feedback loop, voltage-mode control with fast transient response. The output voltage can be precisely regulated to as low as 0. 6V, with a maximum tolerance of ±1. 0% over-temperature and line voltage variations. A selectable fixed frequency oscillator (ISL6545 for 300kHz; ISL6545A for 600kHz) reduces design complexity, while balancing typical application cost and efficiency. The error amplifier features a 20MHz gain-bandwidth product and 9V/µs slew rate which enables high converter bandwidth for fast transient performance. The resulting PWM duty cycles range from 0% to 100%. Protection from overcurrent conditions is provided by monitoring the rDS(ON) of the lower MOSFET to inhibit PWM operation appropriately. This approach simplifies the implementation and improves efficiency by eliminating the need for a current sense resistor.


  • Operates from +5V or +12V Supply Voltage (for bias)
  • 1.0V to 12V VIN Input Range (up to 20V possible with restrictions; see Input Voltage Considerations)
  • 0.6V to VIN Output Range
  • Integrated Gate Drivers use VCC (5V to 12V)
  • 0.6V Internal Reference; ±1.0% tolerance
  • Simple Single-Loop Control Design
  • Voltage-Mode PWM Control
  • Drives N-Channel MOSFETs
  • Traditional Dual Edge Modulator
  • Fast Transient Response
  • High-Bandwidth Error Amplifier
  • Full 0% to 100% Duty Cycle
  • Lossless, Programmable Overcurrent Protection
  • Uses Lower MOSFET's rDS(ON)
  • Small Converter Size in 8 Ld SOIC or 10 Ld DFN
  • 300kHz or 600kHz Fixed Frequency Oscillator
  • Fixed Internal Soft-Start, Capable into a Pre-biased Load
  • Integrated Boot Diode
  • Enable/Shutdown Function on COMP/SD Pin
  • Output Current Sourcing and Sinking
  • Pb-Free (RoHS Compliant)


  • Power Supplies for Microprocessors or Peripherals PCs, Embedded Controllers, Memory Supplies DSP and Core Communications Processor Supplies
  • Subsystem Power Supplies PCI, AGP; Graphics Cards; Digital TV SSTL-2 and DDR/DDR2/DDR3 SDRAM Bus Termination Supply
  • Cable Modems, Set Top Boxes, and DSL Modems
  • Industrial Power Supplies; General Purpose Supplies
  • 5V or 12V-Input DC/DC Regulators
  • Low-Voltage Distributed Power Supplies

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active SOICN Tube 980
Active SOICN Reel 2500
Active DFN Tube 100
Active DFN Reel 6000
Active SOICN Tube 980
Active SOICN Reel 2500

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6545, ISL6545A Datasheet Datasheet PDF 833 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
PCN14036 - Wafer fabrication Site Change for Listed Intersil Products - Palm Bay, Florida Product Change Notice PDF 294 KB
PCN13013 - Test Site Change for the Listed Intersil Products - Carsem (CAS) Ipoh Malaysia Product Change Notice PDF 207 KB
PCN12085 - 8l, 14l, 16l SOIC w/ Gold Bond Wire @ ATP as Alternate Assembly Site Product Change Notice PDF 152 KB
PCN12068 - SOIC w/ Copper Bond Wire @ ASECL as Alternate Assembly Site Product Change Notice PDF 108 KB
PCN12026 - Alternate Manufacturing Site for Assembly of the Listed Intersil 8-Lead SOIC Packaged Products Product Change Notice PDF 140 KB
PCN10055 - Alternate Bond Wire Material for Assembly of the Listed Intersil DFN/QFN Packaged Products - STATS ChipPAC Malaysia Product Change Notice PDF 248 KB
ISL6545 iSim:PE Model Schematic SXSCH 112 KB
PA16061 - Introduce New T-type End Plug for n-SOIC rail (packing tube) Product Advisory PDF 106 KB
PA14042 - Minimum Line Quantity Change Product Advisory PDF 363 KB