XC9273 Series

COT Control, 3.0A Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converters

The XC9273 series is a group of synchronous-rectification type DC/DC converters with a built-in 47mΩ P-channel MOS driver transistor and 36mΩ 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 3.0A. 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 and CL High Speed discharge function discharge the electric charge at the output capacitor CL when putting the IC in a stand-by mode. Soft-off function can be selected at the MODE3 pin. The package is the QFN0404-24C (4mm×4mm).

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

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Typical Application Circuit

Features

Input Voltage Range 2.7V ~ 5.5V
Output Voltage Range 0.8V ~ 3.6V
FB Voltage 0.6V (±1.0%)
Output Current 3.0A
Oscillation Frequency 1.2MHz
3.0MHz
Efficiency 95%(VIN=5.0V, VOUT=3.3V, IOUT=1.0A)
Capacitor Ceramic Capacitor
Operating Ambient Temperature - 40℃ ~ + 105℃
Environmentally Friendly EU RoHS Compliant, Pb Free

Packages

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

DATA SHEET

FAQ

QuestionHow does the CL discharge function work?
Answer

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?
Answer

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

QuestionWhat does the FB product mean?
Answer

An IC for which any output voltage can be set by the reference voltage of the FB pins and the external dividing resistor. The output voltage is determined by the RFB1 and RFB2 values, using the following formula: VOUT = Vref × (RFB1 + RFB2)/RFB2

QuestionHow does UVLO (under voltage lockout) work?
Answer

This circuit forcibly turns off the driver transistor when VIN drops below the UVLO voltage. If the input voltage recovers to the value which is equal to the specified value or more, UVLO will be released to resume the switching operation. It is resumed by the soft-start function. The paused state by UVLO is not the shutdown. The pulse output is stopped, but the internal circuit is operating.

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