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1MHz, 2A DC-DC Buck Converter Enables Efficient, Small Form-Factor Designs

Nov. 22, 2015
A high switching frequency of 1MHz reduces the size of external components.

The AP3402, AP3419 and AP3429 DC-DC step-down converters introduced by Diodes Incorporated operate from inputs of 2.7V to 5.5V to supply loads up to 2A, with great efficiency under both light and heavy load conditions. A high switching frequency of 1MHz reduces the size of external components; this, combined with small TSOT25 or TSOT26 packages, ensures a small circuit board footprint in end-equipment such as TVs, monitors, set-top boxes, routers, notebook PCs and security systems.

A 100% duty cycle allows the devices to work with the lowest VIN and a low quiescent current of just 90µA helps conserve the life of battery-powered equipment. The devices also feature an integrated soft-start that prevents damage as the output switches turn on while integrated over-current and over-temperature protection (OCP and OTP) protect both the system and the IC from damage under fault conditions.

In the industry-standard pinout TSOT25/26 packages the AP3402/AP3419/AP3429 are priced at $0.15 each in 10k piece quantities.

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