The ISL6548A provides a complete ACPI compliant power solution for up to 4 DIMM dual channel DDR/DDR2 Memory systems. Included are both a synchronous buck controller to supply VDDQ during S0/S1 and S3 states. During S0/S1 state, a fully integrated sink-source regulator generates an accurate (VDDQ/2) high current VTT voltage without the need for a negative supply. A second PWM controller, which requires external MOSFET drivers, is available for regulation of the GMCH Core voltage. A sink/source LDO controller is also integrated for the CPU/GMCH VTT termination voltage regulation. Another LDO is available for the ICH7 voltage. The switching PWM controller drives two N-Channel MOSFETs in a synchronous-rectified buck converter topology. The synchronous buck converter uses voltagemode control with fast transient response. The switching regulator provides a maximum static regulation tolerance of ±2% over line, load, and temperature ranges. The output is user-adjustable by means of external resistors down to 0. 8V. An integrated soft-start feature brings all outputs into regulation in a controlled manner when returning to S0/S1 state from any sleep state. During S0 the VIDPGD signal indicates that the GMCH and CPU VTT termination voltage is within spec and operational. All outputs, except VICH7, have undervoltage protection. The switching regulator also has overvoltage and overcurrent protection. Thermal shutdown is integrated.


  • Generates 5 Regulated Voltages
  • Synchronous Buck PWM Controller for DDR VDDQ
  • 3A Integrated Sink/Source Linear Regulator with Accurate VDDQ/2 Divider Reference for DDR VTT
  • PWM Regulator for GMCH Core
  • Sink/Source LDO Regulator for CPU/GMCH VTT Termination
  • LDO Regulator for ICH7
  • ACPI compliant sleep state control
  • Glitch-free Transitions During State Changes
  • VDDQ PWM Controller Drives Low Cost N-Channel MOSFETs
  • 250kHz Constant Frequency Operation
  • Both PWM controllers are Phase Shifted 180°
  • Tight Output Voltage Regulation
  • All Outputs: ±2% Over Temperature
  • Fully-Adjustable Outputs with Wide Voltage Range: Down to 0.8V supports DDR and DDR2 Specifications
  • Simple Single-Loop Voltage-Mode PWM Control Design
  • Fast PWM Converter Transient Response
  • Under and Overvoltage Monitoring
  • OCP on the VDDQ Switching Regulator
  • Integrated Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Pb-Free Plus Anneal Available (RoHS Compliant)


  • Single and Dual Channel DDR Memory Power Systems in ACPI compliant PCs
  • Graphics cards - GPU and memory supplies
  • ASIC power supplies
  • Embedded processor and I/O supplies
  • DSP supplies

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active QFN Tube 50
Active QFN Reel 4000

Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL6548A Datasheet Datasheet PDF 840 KB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL6548A_6506EVAL1Z User Guide Manual PDF 1.68 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
Five Easy Steps to Create a Multi-Load Power Solution White Paper PDF 846 KB
How Green is Your Cloud? White Paper PDF 295 KB
AN1681: Grounding Techniques Application Note PDF 509 KB
AN1684: Nonideality of Ground Application Note PDF 397 KB

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL6548A-6506EVAL1Z Embedded ACPI Compliant DDR Power Generation Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas