20 V, 6 A, Synchronous Step-Down DC-to-DC Regulator

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The ADP2386 is a synchronous step-down, dc-to-dc regulator with an integrated 44 mΩ, high-side power MOSFET and an 11 mΩ, synchronous rectifier MOSFET to provide a high efficiency solution in a compact 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP package. This device uses a peak current mode, constant frequency pulse-width modulation (PWM) control scheme for excellent stability and transient response. The switching frequency of the ADP2386 can be programmed between 200 kHz to 1.4 MHz. To minimize system noise, the synchronization function allows the switching frequency to be synchronized to an external clock.

The ADP2386 requires minimal external components and operates from an input voltage of 4.5 V to 20 V. The output voltage can be adjusted from 0.6 V to 90% of the input voltage and delivers up to 6 A of continuous current. Each IC draws less than 110 μA current from the input source when it is disabled.

This regulator targets high performance applications that require high efficiency and design flexibility. External compensation and an adjustable soft start function provide design flexibility. The power-good output and precision enable input provide simple and reliable power sequencing.

Other key features include undervoltage lockout (UVLO), overvoltage protection (OVP), overcurrent protection (OCP), short-circuit protection (SCP) and thermal shutdown (TSD).

The ADP2386 operates over the −40°C to +125°C junction temperature range and is available in a 24-lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP package.


  • Communications infrastructure
  • Networking and servers
  • Industrial and instrumentation
  • Healthcare and medical
  • Intermediate power rail conversion
  • DC-to-dc point-of-load applications

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The ADP2384/ADP2386 evaluation board is a complete, 4 A/6 A, 20 V, step-down regulator solution that allows users to evaluate the performance of the ADP2384/ADP2386 with a near ideal printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

The switching frequency can be programmed between 200 kHz and 1.4 MHz, or it can be synchronized to an external clock with a 180° phase shift, which provides the possibility for a stackable multiphase power solution.

The output of the ADP2384/ADP2386 evaluation board is preset to 3.3 V and the switching frequency is set to 600 kHz. Different output voltage settings can be achieved by changing appropriate passive components. The ambient temperature operating range is −40°C to +85°C.

Full details on the ADP2384 and ADP2386 regulators are provided in the ADP2384 and ADP2386 data sheets, available from Analog Devices, Inc., which should be consulted in conjunction with this user guide.

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