TI claims smallest 12-A synchronous buck regulator with PMBus interface



The SWIFT TPS53915 converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s smallest 12-A, synchronous DC/DC buck converter with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS53915 converter features a tiny PowerStack™ QFN package and integrated NexFET™ MOSFETS to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications in a variety of markets, including wired and wireless communications, enterprise/cloud computing and storage systems. Used in conjunction with TI's award-winning WEBENCH® online design tools, the TPS53915 simplifies power conversion and speeds the design process. For more information, samples and an evaluation module, visit www.ti.com/TPS53915-pr.

The TPS53915 will be demonstrated in TI’s booth #805 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo (APEC) in Fort Worth, Texas, March 17-19.

The highly integrated converter features 0.5 percent reference voltage accuracy to meet voltage requirements of deep sub-micron processors. D-CAP3™ adaptive on-time control mode is easy to use, provides very fast load transient response and reduces external component count.  Programmability and fault reporting via PMBus simplifies power supply design and further reduces component count. Watch a video demonstration of the TPS53915.

For analog applications without PMBus control, TI offers the SWIFT 8-A TPS53513 and 12-A TPS53515 pin-to-pin compatible buck converters. For more information on all of TI’s SWIFT products, click here.

Key features and benefits
Integrated high- and low-side MOSFETs support 12-A continuous output current.
On-chip PMBus interface simplifies power supply design.
D-CAP3 adaptive on-time control mode eliminates output capacitors and requires no loop compensation, which minimizes the external component count.
Auto-skipping Eco-mode™ provides high light-load efficiency.
28-pin, 3.5-mm by 4.5-mm by 1-mm PowerStack QFN package features TI's NexFET power MOSFETs stacked on a grounded lead frame and connected using copper clips. The unique combination of stacking and bonding allows for a smaller, more integrated quad flat no-lead (QFN) package compared to other solutions that place MOSFETs side by side. Watch a video on PowerStack package technology.
Other features include no external compensation, internal soft start, input under-voltage protection, internal bootstrap capacitor and thermal shutdown.

Availability and pricing
The TPS53915 DC/DC converter is available in volume now from TI and its authorized distributors and is priced at US$3.51 in 1,000-unit quantities.  Order the single synchronous step-down converter evaluation module.

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