DC1215A - Demo Manual

QUICK START GUIDE FOR DEMONSTRATION CIRCUIT 1215
5A, 15V, MONOLITHIC SYNCHRONOUS STEP-DOWN REGULATOR
LTC3605
DESCRIPTION
Demonstration circuit 1215 is a step-down converter, using the LTC3605 monolithic synchronous
buck regulator. The DC1215A has a maximum input
voltage 15V, and is capable of delivering up to 5A of
output current at a minimum input voltage of 4V.
The output voltage of the DC1215A can be set as
low as 0.6V, the reference voltage of the LTC3605.
At low load currents, the DC1215A operates in discontinuous mode, and during shutdown, it consumes less than 10 uA of quiescent current. In
continuous mode operation, the DC1215A is a high
efficiency circuit - over 80%. The LTC3605 has
phase lock circuits, allowing high current multiphase operation of several DC1215As in parallel.
The DC1215A can also track another voltage with
the LTC3605 track function. Because of the high
switching frequency of the LTC3605, which is programmable up to 4 MHz, the DC1215A uses low
profile surface mount components. All these features make the DC1215A an ideal circuit for use in
industrial applications and distributed power systems. Gerber files for this circuit are available.
Call the LTC Factory.
Design files for this circuit are available. Call
the LTC Factory.
LTC is a trademark of Linear Technology Corporation
Table 1. Performance Summary (TA = 25°C)
PARAMETER
CONDITIONS
VALUE
Minimum Input Voltage
4V
Maximum Input Voltage
15V
GND = Shutdown
Run/Shutdown
VIN = Run
VIN = 4V to 15V, IOUT = 0A to 5A
2.5V ±4% (2.4V – 2.6V)
VIN = 4.5V to 15V, IOUT = 0A to 5A
3.3V ±4% (3.168V – 3.432V)
VIN = 6.4V to 15V, IOUT = 0A to 5A
5V ±4% (4.8V – 5.2V)
Typical Output Ripple VOUT
VIN = 12V, VOUT = 2.5V, IOUT = 2.5A (20 MHz BW)
< 40mVP–P
Discontinuous Mode
VIN = 12V, VOUT = 2.5V
< 2A
Nominal Switching Frequency
RT = 162k
1 MHz
Output Voltage VOUT Regulation
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QUICK START PROCEDURE
PROCEDURE
Demonstration Circuit 1215 is easy to set up to evaluate the performance of the LTC3605. For proper
measurement equipment configuration, set up the
circuit according to the diagram in Figure 1.
1 Before
proceeding to test, insert shunts into the OFF position
of the RUN header JP7, the forced continuous mode
position (FCM) of the MODE header JP6, the 2 phase
position of the PHMODE header JP5, and the 3.3V
output voltage header, JP2.
When measuring the input or output voltage ripple,
care must be taken to avoid a long ground lead on the
oscilloscope probe. Measure the input or output voltage ripple by touching the probe tip directly across
the Vin or Vout and GND terminals. See Figure 2 for
proper scope probe measurement technique.
With the DC1215 set up according to the proper
measurement configuration and equipment in Figure
1 , apply 6.3V at Vin (Do not hot-plug Vin or increase
Vin over the rated maximum supply voltage of 15V, or
the part may be damaged.). Measure Vout; it should
read 0V. Turn on the circuit by inserting the shunt in
header JP7 into the ON position. The output voltage
should be regulating. Measure Vout - it should
measure 2.5V +/- 2% (2.45V to 2.55V).
Vary the input voltage from 4V to 15V and adjust the
load current from 0 to 5A. Vout should read 2.5V +/4% (2.4V to 2.6V).
Adjust the output current to 5A. Measure the output
ripple voltage; it will measure less than 40 mVAC.
between 800 kHz and 1.2 MHz (T = 1.25 us and 0.833
us), and that the switch node waveform is rectangular
in shape.
Change the JP6 shunt from forced continuous mode
to discontinuous mode (DCM). Also set the input
voltage to 12V and the output current to any current
less than 1.5A. Observe the discontinuous mode of
operation at the switch node, and measure the output
ripple voltage. It should measure less than 150 mV.
Insert the JP7 shunt into the OFF position and move
the shunt in the 2.5V output JP1 header into any of
the two remaining output voltage option headers:
3.3V (JP2) or 5V (JP3). Just as in the 2.5V Vout test,
the output voltage should read Vout +/- 2% tolerance
under static line and load conditions and +/- 1% tolerance under dynamic line and load conditions (+/2% total). Also, the circuit operation in discontinuous mode will be the same.
When finished, turn off the circuit by inserting the
shunt in header JP7 into the OFF position.
Low Output Voltage Configuration
For applications with output voltages less than 2V, the
inductor value of 1 uH on the DC1215 should be
changed to 0.33 uH. This is required so that the inductor ripple current ramp has a large enough slope
for the current comparator can distinguish it from
noise voltages.
Observe the voltage waveform at the switch node
(pins 16 thru 19). Verify the switching frequency is
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Figure 1. Proper Equipment Measurement SetSet -Up
Figure 2. Measuring Input or Output Rip
Rip ple
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Normal Switching Frequency & Output Ripple Voltage
Waveforms
Figure 3. Switch Waveform & Output Ripple Voltage
V = 12V,
= 5 A, Fsw = 1 MHz
12 V, V = 2.5V,
2.5 V, I
IN
OUT
OUT
Trace 3: Output Ripple Voltage (20 mV/div AC)
Trace 1: Switch Voltage (5 V/div)
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Load Step Response Wave
Wav e form
Figure 4. Load Step Response
= 2.5V, 5A Load Step (0A <V = 12V, V
< -> 5A)
IN
OUT
Forced Continuous Mode Fsw = 1 MHz
Trace 3: Output Voltage (100mV/div
(100mV/div AC)
Trace 4: Output Current (2A/div)
(2 A/div)
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