EC3217-1.5MHz, 2A, Syn. Step-Down Regulator

General description

The EC3217 is a high efficiency monolithic synchronous buck regulator using a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device is available in an adjustable version . Supply current during operation is only 20mA and drops to  ≤1mA in shutdown. The 2.5V to 5.5V input voltage range makes the EC3217 ideally suited for single Li-Ion battery-powered applications. 100% duty cycle provides low dropout operation, extending battery life in portable systems. Automatic Burst Mode operation increases efficiency at light loads, further extending battery life. Switching frequency is internally set at 1.5MHz, allowing the use of small surface mount inductors and capacitors. The internal synchronous switch increases efficiency and eliminates the need for an external Schottky diode. Low output voltages are easily supported with the 0.6V feedback reference voltage. The EC3217 is available in TSOT23-5 package.


● High Efficiency: Up to 96%
● High Efficiency at light loads
● Very Low Quiescent Current: Typ. 30uA During Operation
● 2A Output Current
● 2.5V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
● 1.5MHz Constant Frequency Operation
● No Schottky Diode Required
● Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
● 0.6V Reference Allows Low Output Voltages
● Shutdown Mode Draws  ≤1uA Supply Current
● Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
● Over temperature Protected
● TSOT23-5 Package is Available


● Cellular Telephones
● Personal Information Appliances
● Wireless and DSL Modems
● Digital Still Cameras
● MP3 Players
● Portable Instruments

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