A new 2-A source/sink converter targets DDR memory termination power in applications such as solid-state drives (SSDs), ultrabooks, servers, and embedded computing modules. The EV1320 VTT from Enpirion offers a peak efficiency of 96%, a 1.4-W power savings over a traditional low drop out (LDO) regulator-based solution in a comparable setting.
Available in a 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.55 mm QFN package, the device accepts an input voltage of 0.95 to 1.8 V and requires 80 mm2 of printed circuit board (PCB) area. The product’s low profile allows mounting on the backside of the PCB, freeing up top-side board space. Users also can operate multiple devices for applications that use large complements of DDR memory. The EV1320 permits designers to reduce the memory subsystem's power dissipation in lieu of larger switching-regulator based memory termination options.
- No external inductor required
- JEDEC compliant DDR2/3/QDR and low-power DDR4 Solution
- Enable pin with output discharge to support S3 (suspend to RAM) mode
- Operates directly from VDDQ
- VOUT (VTT) voltage tracks VDDQ/2 ± 40 mV
- Source and sink up to 2 A continuous current
- Parallel up to 4 devices for 8 A VTT current
- Programmable soft start/soft shutdown
- Thermal overload, over current, short circuit, and under-voltage protection
- RoHS compliant, MSL level 3, 260°C reflow
The EV1320 is sampling now, with volume production by February 2012, at a price of $0.70 at volumes of 1,000 units. For more information, view the data sheet
or go to www.empirion.com
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