IR Introduces Scalable Easy-to-Use, Versatile SupIRBuck Family for Energy-Efficient Computing and Consumer Applications

Feb 17, 2011 | Technology Media

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck® family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators with adaptive dead-time control to achieve superior light load and full load efficiency.

The IR347x and IR386x SupIRBuck® family, which integrates a high performance controller with optimized power MOSFETs in a slim 4x5mm or 5x6mm PQFN package, are designed with a 0.5 V, 1% accurate internal reference voltage, allowing very low and precise output voltage programmability. The new products offer a rich set of features including over-temperature protection, thermally compensated over-current protection, over and under voltage protection, pre-bias start-up power good output, and enable input with voltage monitoring capability.

"With its ease-of-use, scalability and high efficiency, IR's new COT SupIRBuck family is ideally suited to applications that are required to maximize battery life or must comply with ENERGY STAR guidelines," said John Lambert, IR's POL products marketing manager, Enterprise Power Business Unit.

The IR347x family is capable of up to 27 V input voltage and available in a 4x5mm and 5x6mm PQFN package to cover a broad range of loads from 6 A to 15 A, making it easily scalable to meet optimal price and performance requirements. These options and excellent light load efficiency make the IR347x an ideal choice for power conversion in mobile applications such as laptop computers. Other applications for the IR347x family include light industrial and battery-based applications that operate from 24V rails.

The IR3863 and IR3865, available in a 4x5mm PQFN package, are optimized for 12 V input applications such as laptop computers including those designed with the recently announced second generation Intel Core™ processor family. In addition, the new SupIRBuck devices are well suited to consumer DC-DC applications including printers, LCD TVs, and game consoles.

Datasheets are available using the part search links above. The IRDC3473, IRDC3475, IRDC3476, IRDC3477, and IRDC3863 and IRDC3865 SupIRBuck® reference designs featuring the new devices are also available.

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