Features and Benefits
- Small Form Factor Dual 4A Power Supply
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 20V (2.375V Min with CPWR Bias)
- Dual 180° Out-of-Phase Outputs with 4A DC
- Dual Outputs with 0.6V to 5.5V Range
- Output Voltage Tracking
- ±1.5% Maximum Total DC Output Voltage Error
- Up to 95% Maximum Efficiency
- Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 600kHz to 1.4MHz
- Constant On-Time, Valley Current Mode Architecture
- Selectable Burst Mode® Operation
- Output Overvoltage and Overcurrent Protection
- 9mm × 11.25mm × 4.92mm BGA Package
The LTM4642 is a complete dual 4A or single 8A step-down DC/DC μModule® (micromodule) regulator. Included in the package are the switching controller, power FETs, inductor, and all support components. Operating over input voltage ranges of 4.5V to 20V, (2.375V min with external CPWR bias), the LTM4642 supports two outputs with voltage ranges of 0.6V to 5.5V, set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers 4A continuous current (5A peak) for each output.
High switching frequency and a valley current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability. The two outputs are interleaved with 180° phase to minimize the ripple noise and reduce the I/O capacitors.
The power module is offered in a 9mm × 11.25mm × 4.92mm BGA package. The LTM4642 is RoHS compliant with Pb-free finish.
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Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit of DC2194A features the LTM4642IY, the wide input voltage, high efficiency and power density, dual 4A or single 8A DC/DC step-down μModule regulator. The step-down regulator operates from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 20V (or 2.5V min. with 5V external bias voltage at CPWR) and provides an adjustable output voltage range from 0.6V to 5V at 4A load current per channel. The part is capable of operating in dual phase single output, delivers up to 8A load current with interleaved two phases at 180 degrees. Differential output voltage sensing is available on Channel 1 for applications requiring more accurate output load regulation. A user-selectable mode input is provided to allow users to trade off ripple noise for light load efficiency: Discontinuous Mode (DCM) of operation delivers higher efficiency at light load while Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM) is preferred for noise sensitive applications.
Tools & Simulations
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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.
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LTpowerCAD Project Files
Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
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