XC9266 Series

COT Control, 6.0A Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converters

The XC9266 series is a group of synchronous-rectification type DC/DC converters with a built-in P-channel MOS driver transistor and N-channel MOS switching transistor, designed to allow the use of ceramic capacitors. The small on-resistances of these two internal driver transistors enable a high efficiency, stable power supply with an output current up to 6.0A. A 0.6V reference voltage source is incorporated, and the output voltage can be set freely by external resistors.

Oscillation frequency is set to 1.2MHz or 3.0MHz can be selected for suiting to your particular application. The operation mode is HiSAT-COT(*) control, which has an excellent transient response. PWM control or PWM/PFM auto switching control can be selected at the MODE1 pin, and a high-speed response, low ripple, and high efficiency are achieved across the entire load range (from light loads to heavy loads). During stand-by, all circuits are shutdown to reduce current consumption to as low as 1.0μA or less. As for the soft-start function as fast as 0.25ms in typical for quick turn-on. The soft start time can be set as desired by adding an external capacitance to the SS pin.

Internal protection circuits include over current protection, short-circuit protection, and thermal shutdown circuits to enable safe use. Short circuit protection or Hiccup mode can be selected at the MODE2 pin. Soft-off function can be selected at the MODE3 pin. The package is the QFN0404-24C (4mm X 4mm).

(*) HiSAT-COT is an original Torex term for High Speed Transient Response.

Typical Application Circuit


Input Voltage Range 2.7V~5.5V
Output Voltage Range 0.8V~3.6V
FB Voltage 0.6V±1.0%
Output Current 6.0A
Oscillation Frequency 1.2MHz
Efficiency 90%
Control Methods HiSAT-COT Control
100% Duty Cycle
PWM and PWM/PFM Auto
Protection Circuits Thermal Shut Down
Current Limit
Hiccup or Short Circuit Protection
Functions UVLO
CL High Speed Auto Discharge
Capacitor Low ESR Ceramic
Operating Ambient Temperature -40℃~+105℃
Environmentally Friendly EU RoHS Compliant, Pb Free


Package QFN0404-24C Number of Pins 24
Pcs/Reel 1,000 Package Size(mm) 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.75



QuestionHow does the GO function of DC/DC converters work? Does it work just like a regulator?

Torex regard the PWM/PFM automatic switch control function as Green Operation (GO) in the case of DC/DC. The GO function is defined as the switching operation between the PFM mode for a small output current and the PWM mode for a large output current. The PFM control method controls the output current by increasing and decreasing the fall time according to the output current while keeping a pulse width. The PWM control method controls the output current by adjusting the pulse width of the rise time, which keeps the rise/fall time interval constant and increases the efficiency at a heavy load. By switching between the PFM control for a small output current and the PWM control for a large output current, the quiescent current can be controlled for both of heavy and light loads.

QuestionWhat is the soft-start function?

The function to soften the rise to prevent the inrush current.

QuestionHow does the CL discharge function work?

The function rapidly releases the charge remained in the CL capacitor to make the VOUT pin voltage zero. The VOUT pin voltage does not reach zero immediately after being turned off by the CE function due to the charge remained in the connected CL capacitor. While the charge in the CL capacitor is gradually reaching zero, the LSI continues operating and does not work with the CE pin signal, which may cause a malfunction. This is why the discharge is required when turning off the CE pin. A larger capacitance of the capacitor needs longer time to be discharged.

QuestionWhat does CL mean?

Load capacitor. Other companies often refer to it as COUT.