New 10-amp ISL8280M and 15-amp ISL8282M Hybrid Digital Power Modules Offer Power Density of 115mA/mm2 in a 12mm x 11mm Package with up to 95 Percent Peak Efficiency

Press Release Summary:

  • Features 4.5V to 16.5V single rail input voltage, and 0.5V to 5V output voltage settings
  • Provides seven switching frequency options from 300kHz to 1MHz
  • 256 output voltage options configurable through a simple pin-strap resistor setting

Original Press Release:

Renesas Electronics Announces Industry-Leading 10A and 15A Fully Encapsulated PMBus Power Modules

ISL8280M and ISL8282M Hybrid Digital Power Modules Offer Highest Power Density and Efficiency for Advanced FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, and Memory

Tokyo, Japan, March 18, 2019 – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a pair of new encapsulated hybrid digital DC/DC PMBus™ power modules, the 10-amp ISL8280M and 15-amp ISL8282M. The hybrid digital power modules offer best-in-class power density of 115mA/mm2 in a 12mm x 11mm package, with up to 95 percent peak efficiency. They are complete single-channel, synchronous step-down regulated power supplies that operate over a wide input voltage range of 5V to 16V.

Also announced today are the new ISL8210M and ISL8212M analog power modules, offered in the same pin-to-pin compatible 12mm x 11mm package with 10A and 15A of output current, respectively. The hybrid digital and analog power modules provide point-of-load (POL) conversion for advanced FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs and memory used in servers, storage, optical networking, telecom, and a broad range of space-constrained industrial applications. Each device integrates a PWM controller, MOSFETs, and inductor inside a new thermally optimized, Grid High Density Array (GHDA) encapsulated module. To complete the power supply, designers simply add input and output ceramic capacitors.

The ISL828xM hybrid digital and ISL821xM analog power modules feature integrated LDOs that enable single-supply operation. They leverage Renesas’ patented R4™ high-speed control loop architecture with inherent line voltage feed-forward, providing designers a unique combination of ultra-fast load transient response and high noise immunity. Their proprietary Grid HDA package offers unmatched electrical and thermal performance through a single-layer conductive package substrate that efficiently transfers heat from the module to the system board, and dissipates it without requiring airflow or heatsinks – even under heavy load conditions.

“Our newest power modules expand Renesas’ growing portfolio, adding new capabilities to our performance analog module family and bridging the gap between them and our full digital power modules,” said Philip Chesley, Vice President, Industrial Analog and Power Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The new hybrid digital power modules offer class-leading power density and efficiency not achievable with discrete components. Compared to competitors’ module designs, the new Grid HDA package makes it easier for customers to mount the module on their circuit board.”

Key Features of ISL828xM Hybrid Digital and ISL821xM Analog Power Modules

  • 4.5V to 16.5V single rail input voltage, and 0.5V to 5V output voltage settings
  • ± 1.5% output voltage accuracy over line, load, and temperature with remote sense
  • 256 output voltage options configurable through a simple pin-strap resistor setting
  • Hybrid digital modules are SMBus/I2C/ PMBus v1.3 compatible up to 1.25MHz
  • Seven switching frequency options from 300kHz to 1MHz
  • Selectable PFM/light load efficiency mode
  • Comprehensive fault protection with voltage, temperature and current protections

Power Supply Design Tools

The PowerCompass™ tool helps users quickly identify the right power modules and other parts that match their specific requirements. Multiple power rails can be set up for more than 200 FPGAs, and designers can perform high-level system analysis and generate custom reference design files in minutes. The PowerNavigator™ tool works with PMBus, allowing power architects to set up hybrid digital power module telemetry, sequencing, and run-time configuration, while each module’s pin-strap configuration allows for standalone operation.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL828xM hybrid digital power modules and ISL821xM analog power modules are available now from Renesas Electronics’ worldwide distributors with pricing as listed in the table below.

Renesas power experts will demonstrate the ISL828xM and ISL821xM products in Renesas’ booth #347 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), March 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com

(Remarks) R4, PowerCompass, and PowerNavigator are trademarks of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The PMBus and logo are trademarks of SMIF, Inc. All names of products or services mentioned in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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