Semtech Corp. claims the latest device in its buck regulator platform, the SC286, is the world's smallest 4A, dual-channel regulator for point-of-load (POL) applications.
The SC286 combines two step-down regulators each with 15 preset output voltages controlled by four on-chip voltage identification (VID) pins, all in an ultra-small, low-profile 4 x 4 x 0.6mm package, enabling a compact, overall design footprint of less than 200mm2. This combination of features lets designers optimize power conversion to support more features in less space without the inventory challenges associated with using multiple regulators.
VIN: 2.9V to 5.5V; VOUT: pin-programmable 0.8V to 3.3V
28-pad MLPQ package, 4 x 4 x 0.6 mm
Ultra-compact, <200mm2 solution footprint
Integrated VID pins to pin-select output voltages or for dynamic voltage scaling (DVS)
Notebook PC: Graphics Memory Controller, I/O Controller Hub, Peripheral Power Router and Switch: Switching Regulators Set Top Box: Switching Regulators Wireless Base Station: Low Current Power, System Control Processor Wireless Node B: Low Current Power, System Control Processor
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