PHOENIX, Ariz. - Nov. 5, 2012 - -- ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN),
a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for
energy efficient electronics, addresses the growing need for
higher power densities in portable consumer electronics
designs with the introduction of the
NCP6338, a configurable, 6 Ampere (A) step down
DC-DC converter integrated circuit (IC).
"All the functionality integrated into the NCP6338 eliminates
the need for additional power components that would normally
be required, thereby reducing the overall bill-of-materials,
conserving board space and simplifying the design process,"
said Thibault Kassir, director of ON Semiconductor's
Interface and Power IC products. "The NCP6338 configures its
output voltage for the actual load thereby optimizing
efficiency to ensure battery power is not needlessly wasted.
And, by meeting the latest load transient requirements for
multi-core Application Processors this converter enables
smartphones to match portable game consoles in performance
and graphics quality."
Features and Benefits
The NCP6338 has a programmable output voltage range from 0.6
volts (V) to 1.4 V in 6.25 millivolt (mV) increments while
operating down to an input voltage of 2.3 V. It is optimized
to supply power to advanced applications processors for
portable devices, such as tablets and smartphones.. Using a
unique modular output strength drive combined with automatic
pulse-width modulation (PWM) and pulse-frequency modulation
(PFM), the device can adapt its efficiency performance to the
load profile and thus save battery life. Operating modes and
output voltage can be set through an I²C serial interface
while several combinations can be I/O pin selected for
latency free control.
Operating at a 3 megahertz (MHz) switching frequency with a
large possible selection of output L-C filters, the design
engineer can achieve high regulation performance in a small
area; for instance sustaining a 3 A load transient in a
window of +/- 40 mV. This is made possible by output voltage
differential sensing combined with the high performance core
which regulates to within +/- 1% across the entire
temperature, load and input voltage ranges.
Package and Pricing
The NCP6338 is offered in a compact 2.06 mm x 2.46 mm x 0.6
mm CSP-30 RoHS-compliant package and priced at $1.05 per unit
in 10,000 unit quantities.
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