Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC/DC Converter achieves greater than 70% efficiency at 100 µA.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 08, 2012 - Supplied in 10-pin, 2 x 3 mm WSON package, TPS62175 synchronous, 28 V, 500 mA, step-down converter supports MCUs that operate in 12, 15, and 24 V applications. DCS-Control™ regulation topology, combining hysteretic and voltage-mode control to optimize AC line and transient load regulation, also provides DC accuracy through voltage feedback loop. Converter operates with less than 5 µA quiescent current in sleep mode and 20 µA typ in regular mode.

Texas Instruments Incorporated - Dallas, TX

Original Press Release

TI's New 28-V, 500-mA Step-Down Converter Provides Highest Efficiency at Light Loads

Press release date: Oct 24, 2012

Simple-to-use regulator with DCS-Control(TM) supports 12-V, 15-V and 24-V point-of-load applications, such as sensors and smart meters

DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a synchronous, 28-V, 500-mA step-down DC/DC converter that can operate at less than 5 uA during "sleep" mode. The new TPS62175 maintains high efficiency during light load operation, while supporting ultra-low power microcontrollers that operate in 12-V, 15-V and 24-V applications, such as industrial sensor, smart meter, medical and wireless power transmission designs. For samples, WEBENCH® design tool and evaluation module, visit:

Key features and benefits of TPS62175:

--  Highest efficiency at light loads: Achieves greater than 70-percent efficiency at 100 uA; operates with less than 5-uA quiescent current in sleep mode and 20 uA typically in regular mode.
--  Supports microcontroller systems with extreme standby power requirements and output voltage accuracy: Supports TI's Stellaris® ARM® Cortex(TM)-M4F series of microcontrollers.
--  Smallest solution: Requires only three cost-efficient external components; and comes in a tiny 2-mm by 3-mm WSON package with a 68-mm(2) total solution size.

DCS-Control technology

The TPS62175 features TI's patented DCS-Control regulation topology, which combines hysteretic and voltage-mode control in a single device, resulting in excellent AC line and transient load regulation. DCS-Control also provides DC accuracy through a voltage feedback loop, and creates a seamless transition between high- and light-load (power save) operation.

Availability and pricing

The TPS62175 comes in a 10-pin, 2-mm by 3-mm WSON package and is priced at US$0.95 in 1,000-unit quantities. Designers can order the TPS62175EVM-098 evaluation module to test the device's operation and functionality when converting from 4.75 V to 28 V to a regulated 3.3-V output voltage.

Find out more about TI's power portfolio by visiting the below links:

--  Check out additional step-down DC/DC converters with DCS-Control topology, including the 1-A, 17-V TPS62160 device; the 3-A, 17-V TPS62130 step-down converter; and the 300-mA, 17-V TPS62125 with an adjustable enable threshold and hysteresis. For non-synchronous operation, the TPS54040 supports an output current of 500 mA and input voltages up to 42 V.
--  Download the application note "How to Measure the Control Loop of DCS-Control Devices."
--  Ask questions, help solve problems in the Power Forum in the TI E2E(TM) Community:
--  Download TI's Power Management Guide:
--  Access TI's PowerLab(TM) Power Management Reference Design Library:

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