Module Solves Power Supply Challenges
Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8200M, a compact, scalable power module. This flexible new module provides designers an easy-to-use general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements. The ISL8200M is a 10 A, highly integrated POL regulator in a surface mount QFN package that includes a PWM controller, power MOSFETs, power inductor and associated discrete components. It is suited for a broad range of applications in the computing, telecommunications and networking infrastructure, and industrial markets. The ISL8200M accepts input voltages from 3 V to 20 V, and supports output voltages from 0.6 V to 6 V. A patented current-sharing architecture allows up to six modules to be paralleled for a total output current of 60 A. Remote voltage sensing also assures precise regulation even in low voltage, high current applications. Programmable and synchronizable switching frequency allows designers to optimize efficiency and control switching noise in noise-sensitive systems. An enable pin and power-good indicator can be used to sequence modules to meet FPGA and processor power sequencing requirements.