Compact, 800 mA, 3 MHz,
Step-Down DC-to-DC Converter
Input voltage: 2.3 V to 5.5 V
Peak efficiency: 95%
3 MHz fixed frequency operation
Typical quiescent current: 24 μA
Very small solution size
6-lead, 1 mm × 1.5 mm WLCSP package
Fast load and line transient response
100% duty cycle low dropout mode
Internal synchronous rectifier, compensation, and soft start
Current overload and thermal shutdown protections
Ultralow shutdown current: 0.2 μA (typical)
Forced PWM and automatic PWM/PSM modes
Supported by ADIsimPower™ design tool
The ADP2138 and ADP2139 are high efficiency, low quiescent
current, synchronous step-down dc-to-dc converters. The
ADP2139 has the additional feature of an internal discharge
switch. The total solution requires only three tiny external
components. When the MODE pin is set high, the buck
regulator operates in forced PWM mode, which provides low
peak-to-peak ripple for power supply noise sensitive loads at
the expense of light load efficiency. When the MODE pin is set
low, the buck regulator automatically switches operating modes,
depending on the load current level. At higher output loads, the
buck regulator operates in PWM mode. When the load current
falls below a predefined threshold, the regulator operates in power
save mode (PSM), improving light load efficiency.
PDAs and palmtop computers
Digital audio, portable media players
Digital cameras, GPS navigation units
The ADP2138/ADP2139 operate on input voltages of 2.3 V to
5.5 V, which allows for single lithium or lithium polymer cell,
multiple alkaline or NiMH cell, PCMCIA, USB, and other
standard power sources. The maximum load current of 800 mA
is achievable across the input voltage range.
The ADP2138/ADP2139 are available in fixed output voltages of
3.3 V, 3.0 V, 2.8 V, 2.5 V, 1.8 V, 1.5 V, 1.2 V, 1.0 V, and 0.8 V. All
versions include an internal power switch and synchronous rect-
ifier for minimal external part count and high efficiency. The
ADP2138/ADP2139 have internal soft start and they are internally
compensated. During logic controlled shutdown, the input is
disconnected from the output and the ADP2138/ADP2139
draw 0.2 μA (typical) from the input source.
Other key features include undervoltage lockout to prevent deep
battery discharge, and soft start to prevent input current over-
shoot at startup. The ADP2138/ADP2139 are available in a 6-ball
wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP).
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS CIRCUIT
2.3V TO 5.5V
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