Malvern, Pa. Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced two new controller ICs for intermediate bus converter (IBC) applications that the company boasts are the first such single-chip devices on the market to integrate high-voltage (75-V) half-bridge MOSFET drivers with a 1.6-A peak current driving capability, as well as a full range of current monitoring and control features.
The Vishay Siliconix SiP11205 and SiP11206 controllers are designed to work on the primary side of an isolated half-bridge IBC in telecom and network equipment and in 1/16 or 1/8 power modules where standard bus voltages such as 48-V need to be converted to 12-V or lower intermediate voltages.
The SiP11205 and SiP11206 controllers step down voltages with >95 % efficiency. They feature an input voltage range of 36-V to 75-V and handle 100-V transients for 100 ms in compliance with ETSI 300-132-2. Integrated +/-1.6-A high-voltage MOSFET drivers allow each IC to drive both the low- and high-side switching devices in a half-bridge converter. The oscillator frequency is programmable from 200 kHz to 1 MHz, and can be synchronized to an external sync source. Self-driven synchronous rectification eliminates the requirement for secondary-side MOSFET drivers and isolated pulse drivers, reducing costs and simplifying designs, said Vishay.
The SiP11205 features input-voltage sensing and feed-forward circuitry that keeps the output voltage within a tight range without the use of optocouplers or voltage feedback circuitry. The SiP11206 differs by allowing the converter to work at the optimal duty cycle within its full input voltage range in DC transformer mode, which is said to significantly improve system efficiency. For designs requiring a fully regulated IBC, Vishay offers the Si9122A half-bridge controller with the SiP11203 or SiP11204 secondary synchronous rectifier driver.
The SiP11205 and SiP11206 offer a comprehensive range of protection features. The controller supply voltage is linearly regulated up to its target voltage with an on-chip pre-regulator circuit. Advanced current monitoring and control circuitry allows the user to set the maximum current in the primary circuit. This feature protects against over-current
conditions, output short circuits, and errors when paralleling power supplies. Other features include low input-voltage detection, programmable soft-start, and over-temperature protection.
A reference design for a full implementation of an IBC module capable of handling 15 A at a 12-V output and operating with greater than 95 % efficiency is available for download.
Pricing: $2.25 for the SiP11205 and $1.95 for the SiP11206 for U.S. delivery in quantities of 1,000.
Availability: Packaged in the MLP44-16 PowerPAK or TSSOP-16 PowerPAK, samples and production quantities are available now, with lead times of 10 to 12 weeks for larger orders.
Datasheets: SiP11205 and
Vishay Intertechnology, www.vishay.com