SNVS199C – MAY 2004 – REVISED SEPTEMBER 2011
LM2797/LM2798 120mA High Efficiency Step-Down Switched Capacitor Voltage Converter
with Voltage Monitoring
Check for Samples: LM2797, LM2798
•2 Output Voltage Options:
– 2.0V ± 5%, 1.8V ± 5%, and 1.5V ± 6%
• 120mA Output Current Capability
• Multi-Gain and Gain Hopping for Highest
Possible Efficiency - up to 90% Efficient
• 2.6V to 5.5V Input Range
• Input and Output Voltage Monitoring (BATOK
• Low Operating Supply Current: 35µA
• Shutdown Supply Current: 0.1µA
• Thermal and Short Circuit Protection
• LM2798 Turn-on Time: 400µs
– LM2797 Turn-on Time: 100µs
• Available in an 10-Pin VSSOP Package
• Cellular Phones
• H/PC and P/PC Devices
• Portable Electronic Equipment
• Handheld Instrumentation
The LM2797/98 switched capacitor step-down DC/DC
converters efficiently produce a 120mA regulated low-
voltage rail from a 2.6V to 5.5V input. Fixed output
voltage options of 1.5V, 1.8V, and 2.0V are available.
The LM2797/98 uses multiple fractional gain
configurations to maximize conversion efficiency over
the entire input voltage and output current ranges.
Also contributing to high overall efficiency is the
extremely low supply current of the LM2797/98: 35µA
operating unloaded and 0.1µA in shutdown.
Features of the LM2797/98 include input voltage and
output voltage monitoring. Pin BATOK provides
battery monitoring by indicating when the input
voltage is above 2.85V (typ.). Pin POK verifies that
the output voltage is not more than 5% (typ.) below
the nominal output voltage of the part.
The optimal external component requirements of the
LM2797/98 solution minimize size and cost, making
the part ideal for Li-Ion and other battery powered
designs. Two 1µF flying capacitors and two 10µF
bypass capacitors are all that is required, and no
inductors are needed.
The LM2797/98 also features short-circuit protection
over-temperature protection, and soft-start circuitry to
prevent excessive inrush currents. The LM2798 has a
400µs turn-on time. The turn-on time of the LM2797
Typical Application Circuit
2.6V - 5.5V
VDD or VIN
Capacitors: 1.0 PF - TDK C1608X5R1A105K
10 PF - TDK C2012X5R0J106M
VOUT = 1.5V, 1.8V, or 2.0V*
IOUT up to 120mA
*LM2797: VOUT = 1.8V only
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