Dual 25A or Single 50A µModule Regulator with 0.8% DC and 3% Transient Accuracy
Features and Benefits
- Dual 25A or Single 50A Output
- Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 15V
- Output Voltage Range: 0.6V to 1.8V
- ±1.5% Maximum Total DC Output Error Over Line, Load and Temperature
- Differential Remote Sense Amplifier
- Current Mode Control/Fast Transient Response
- Adjustable Switching Frequency
- Frequency Synchronization
- Overcurrent Foldback Protection
- Multiphase Parallel Current Sharing with Multiple LTM4650s Up to 300A
- Internal Temperature Monitor
- Pin Compatible with the LTM4620 (Dual 13A, Single 26A) and LTM4630 (Dual 18A, Single 36A)
- Selectable Burst Mode® Operation
- Soft-Start/Voltage Tracking
- Output Overvoltage Protection
- 16mm × 16mm × 5.01mm BGA Package
The LTM4650 is a dual 25A or single 50A output switching mode step-down DC/DC μModule® (power module) regulator. Included in the package are the switching controllers, power FETs, inductors, and all supporting components. Operating from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 15V, the LTM4650 supports two outputs each with an output voltage range of 0.6V to 1.8V, each set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers up to 25A continuous current for each output. Only a few input and output capacitors are needed. The LTM4650 is pin compatible with the LTM4620 (dual 13A, single 26A) and the LTM4630 (dual 18A, single 36A).
The device supports frequency synchronization, multiphase operation, Burst Mode operation and output voltage tracking for supply rail sequencing and has an onboard temperature diode for device temperature monitoring. High switching frequency and a current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability.
Fault protection features include overvoltage and overcurrent protection. The LTM4650 is offered in a 16mm × 16mm × 5.01mm BGA package.
|Vin Range||Vout Range||Comp||DC Vout Accy|
|LTM4650||4.5V to 15V||0.6V to 1.8V||Internal||1.5%|
|LTM4650-1B||4.5V to 15V||0.6V to 1.8V||External||1.5%|
|LTM4650-1A||4.5V to 15V||0.6V to 1.8V||External||0.8%|
|LTM4650A||4.5V to 16V||0.6V to 5.5V||Internal||1%|
|LTM4650A-1||4.5V to 16V||0.6V to 5.5V||External||1%|
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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 (5)
Demonstration circuit 2481A-B is a high efficiency, high density, μModule® regulator with 4.5V to 16V input range. The output voltage is adjustable from 0.5V to 1.8V, and it can supply 186A maximum load current. The demo board has 1× LTM4677 and 3× LTM4650 μModule regulators. The LTM4677 is a dual 18A or single 36A step-down regulator with PMBus power system management, and the LTM4650 is a dual 25A or single 50A step-down regulator. Please see LTM4677 and LTM4650 data sheets for more detailed information.
Demonstration circuit 2479A-A features the LTM4650EY, the high efficiency, high density, dual 25A, single 50A switch mode step-down power module regulator. The input voltage is from 4.5V to 15V. The output voltage is programmable from 0.6V to 1.8V. DC2479A-A is configured as dual-phase, single-output, which can deliver up to 50A maximum. The board designs with minimum components to demonstrate this high efficiency, high density μModule. As explained in the data sheet, output current de-rating is necessary for certain VIN, VOUT, and thermal conditions. These features and the availability of the LTM4650EY in a compact 16mm × 16mm × 5.01mm BGA package make it ideal for use in many high-density point-of-load applications. The LTM4650 data sheet must be read in conjunction with this demo manual for working on or modifying the demo circuit DC2479A-A.
Demonstration circuit DC2378A-A features the LTM4650EY, the high efficiency, high density, dual 25A, single 50A, switch mode step-down power module regulator. The input voltage is from 4.5V to 15V. The output voltage is programmable from 0.6V to 1.8V. DC2378A-A can deliver 25A maximum current from each channel. As explained in the data sheet, output current derating is necessary for certain VIN, VOUT, and thermal conditions. The board operates in continuous conduction mode in heavy load conditions. For high efficiency at low load currents, the MODE jumper (JP1) selects pulse-skipping mode for noise sensitive applications or Burst Mode® operation in less noise sensitive applications. Two outputs can be connected in parallel for a single 50A output solution with optional jumper resistors.
Demonstration circuit 2481B-A is a high efficiency, high density, μModule® regulator with 4.5V to 15V input range. The output voltage is adjustable from 0.6V to 1.8V, and it can supply 86A maximum load current. The demo board has 1× LTM4677 and 1× LTM4650 μModule regulators. The LTM4677 is a dual 18A or single 36A step-down regulator with PMBus power system management, and the LTM4650 is a dual 25A or single 50A step-down regulator. Please see LTM4677 and LTM4650 data sheets for more detailed information.
DC2481B-A powers up to default settings and produce power based on configuration resistors without the need for any serial bus communication. This allows easy evaluation of the DC/DC converter. To fully explore the extensive power system management features of the part, download the GUI software LTpowerPlay® onto your PC and use Analog Devices I2C/SMBus/PMBus dongle DC1613A to connect to the board. LTpowerPlay allows the user to reconfigure the part on the fly and store the configuration in EEPROM, view telemetry of voltage, current, temperature and fault status.
For more details and instructions of LTpowerPlay, please refer to LTpowerPlay Software GUI.
Demonstration circuit 2481A-A is a high efficiency, high density, μModule® regulator with 4.5V to 16V input range. The output voltage is adjustable from 0.5V to 1.8V, and it can supply 86A maximum load current. The demo board has 1× LTM4677 and 1× LTM4650 μModule regulators. The LTM4677 is a dual 18A or single 36A step-down regulator with PMBus power system management, and the LTM4650 is a dual 25A or single 50A step-down regulator. Please see LTM4677 and LTM4650 data sheets for more detailed information.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
To launch ready-to-run LTspice demonstration circuits for this part:
Step 1: Download and install LTspice on your computer.
Step 2: Click on the link in the section below to download a demonstration circuit.
Step 3: If LTspice does not automatically open after clicking the link below, you can instead run the simulation by right clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As.” After saving the file to your computer, start LTspice and open the demonstration circuit by selecting ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.
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.
To open the project file for this circuit:
Step 1: Download and install LTpowerCAD on your computer.
Step 2: Click on the link(s) in the section below to download part-specific project files.
Step 3: If the project file doesn't run, right-click the link and select "Save Target As." Then start the LTpowerCAD tool and open the project file by selecing "Open Project" from the "File" menu.
Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
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