Intersil : 1.6 MHz synchronous buck regulator provides 95 percent efficiency

Intersil Corp. has introduced the ISL8009A, an ultra-small, high-efficiency synchronous buck regulator that saves space and offers improved efficiency for a broad range of applications.

The ISL8009A comes in an 8-lead, 2mm x 3mm DFN package and performs DC/DC control and conversion while supporting a continuous load of 1.5A. The device’s current mode control architecture delivers very low duty cycle operation at high frequency with fast transient response and excellent loop stability. It can operate in forced PWM mode or automatic PFM/PWM mode with quiescent current as low as 17 microamps.

The ISL8009A’s highly efficient power conversion under light load conditions extends battery life in portable and handheld applications. A pair of low ON-resistance P-Channel and N-Channel switching MOSFETs is integrated into the IC resulting in a very small regulator footprint. In addition, the internal compensation requires less external components. These features provide a space-saving solution for digital cameras, media players, portable medical instruments, servers, storage drives, KVM modules, industrial programmable logic controllers and other applications.

A 2-millisecond Power-on-reset (POR) and enable (EN) outputs provide internal voltage monitoring and sequencing. The timer output can be reset through the reset system input (RSI) pin. For additional safety, the ISL8009A discharges the output capacitor through a 100 ohm resistor when the application is shut down.

Other features include internal digital soft-start, enable for power sequence, overcurrent protection, and thermal shutdown.

The ISL8009A is available now in 8-lead 2mm x 3mm DFN packages, just 1 mm in height.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Intersil SA, Riverside Way, Watchmoor Park, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YQ
Tel: +44 (0)1276 686886 Fax: +44 (0)1276 682323

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as, flat panel displays, cell phones, other handheld systems, and notebooks. Intersil’s product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at

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