DC1863A - Demo Manual

DEMO MANUAL DC1863A
LTC3621
17V, 1A Monolithic Synchronous
Step-Down Regulator
DESCRIPTION
Demonstration circuit 1863 is a step-down converter,
capable of delivering up to 1A of output current from a
minimum input voltage of 2.7V. The DC1863A uses the
power-saving LTC®3621 1MHz monolithic synchronous
buck regulator in a small 8-lead MS8 package. The
LTC3621 IC quiescent currents can be as low as 3.5μA
in normal operation, and less than 0.1μA in shut down.
The output voltage range of the DC1863A is from as low
as 0.6V, the reference voltage of the LTC3621, to as high
as the maximum input voltage, 17V. The DC1863A can
operate in three distinct operating modes: Burst Mode®
PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
PARAMETER
operation for highest efficiency at low output currents,
forced continuous mode for lowest output ripple voltage,
and pulse-skipping mode for the best compromise operation between the two other modes, by setting the mode
pin to INTVCC (3.6V), INTVCC/2, or ground respectively.
All these features make the DC1863A an ideal circuit for
use in any high efficient, low power application.
Design files for this circuit board are available at
http://www.linear.com/demo
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of Linear Technology Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
Specifications are at TA = 25°C
CONDITIONS
VALUE
Input Voltage Range
2.7V to 17V
Output Voltage Range
0.6V to VIN
Run/Shutdown
Output Voltage Regulation
Typical Output Ripple Voltage
RUN Pin = GND
Shutdown
RUN Pin = VIN
Operating
VIN = 2.7V to 17V, IOUT = 0A to 1A
1.2V ±3% Typ (1.164V to 1.236V)
VIN = 2.7V to 17V, IOUT = 0A to 1A
1.8V ±3% Typ (1.746V to 1.854V)
VIN = 2.7V to 17V, IOUT = 0A to 1A
2.5V ±3% Typ (2.425V to 2.575V)
VIN = 3.5V to 17V, IOUT = 0A to 1A
3.3V ±3% Typ (3.201V to 3.399V)
VIN = 5.2V to 17V, IOUT = 0A to 1A
5V ±3% Typ (4.85V to 5.15V)
VIN = 12V, VOUT = 5V, IOUT = 1A (20MHz BW)
<20mVP–P
Nominal Switching Frequency
Operation Modes
Burst Mode-to-CCM Operation
1MHz ± 8%
MODE Pin = INTVCC
Burst Mode
MODE Pin = GND
Pulse-Skipping
MODE Pin = INTVCC/2
Forced Continuous
VIN = 12V, VOUT = 1.2V
IOUT < 500mA
INTVCC
3.6V ±8.33% (3.3V to 3.9V)
Table 2. Jumper Description
JUMPER
FUNCTION/RANGE
SETTING
JP1
Run: ON–OFF.
ON
JP2
Mode: Burst Mode Operation (BM) or PulseSkipping Mode (PS).
BM
JP3
Output Voltage Setting
1.2V
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QUICK START PROCEDURE
Demonstration Circuit 1863 is easy to set up to evaluate
the performance of the LTC3621. For proper measurement
equipment configuration, set up the circuit according to
the diagram in Figure 1. Before proceeding to test, check
that the shunts are inserted into the correct locations:
1.2V position of the output voltage header JP3, into the
BM (Burst Mode operation) position of MODE header JP2,
and into the ON position of RUN header JP1.
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 DC1863 set up according to the proper measurement configuration and equipment in Figure 1, apply 5V at
VIN (Do not hot-plug VIN or increase VIN over the rated
maximum supply voltage of 17V, or the part may be damaged.). Measure VOUT; it should read 1.2V (If desired, the
quiescent current of the circuit can be monitored now by
swapping the shunt in header JP1 into the OFF position).
The output voltage should be regulating. Draw 500mA out
of the output and measure VOUT—it should measure 1.2V
±2% (1.176V to 1.224V). Verify the switching frequency
is between 920kHz and 1.08MHz (T = 1.08μs and 926ns),
and that the switch node waveform is rectangular in shape.
(1.164V to 1.236V). Measure the output ripple voltage; it
should measure less than 20mV AC.
Set the input voltage to 12V and the output current to than
100mA. Observe the Burst Mode operation at the switch
node (the pad of the inductor opposite from the output),
and measure the output ripple voltage. It should measure
less than 100mV. Change the shunt position on the MODE
header from BM to PS (pulse-skipping mode) and observe
the voltage waveform at the switch pins. To achieve forced
continuous operation, insert two 100k resistors at the
pads for R1 and R2. These resistors develop a voltage of
INTVCC/2 at the mode pin, which is the voltage setting for
forced continuous operation.
Insert the JP1 shunt into the OFF position and move the
shunt in the 1.2V output JP3 header into any of the remaining output voltage option headers: 1.8V (JP4), 2.5V
(JP5), 3.3V (JP6) or 5V (JP7). Just as in the 1.2V 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 (±3% total). Also,
the circuit switch operation in Burst or pulse-skipping
mode will remain the same. There is an extra output voltage header, JP8, to allow the user to easily set the output
to their desired value
When finished, turn off the circuit by inserting the shunt
in header JP1 into the OFF position.
Vary the input voltage from 2.7V to 17V and the load current from 0 to 1A. VOUT should regulate around 1.2V ±3%
Figure 1. Proper Equipment Measurement Setup
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QUICK START PROCEDURE
Figure 2. Measuring Input or Output Ripple
EFFICIENCY DATA
VIN = 12V
Burst Mode OPERATION
fSW = 1MHZ
L = 4.7μH COILCRAFT XFL-4020
Figure 3. Efficiency vs Load Current
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LOAD STEP RESPONSE WAVEFORMS
VOUT
50mV/DIV
AC-COUPLED
IOUT
500mA/DIV
VIN = 12V
50μs/DIV
VOUT = 1.2V
500mA LOAD STEP (500mA TO 1A)
PULSE-SKIPPING MODE
fSW = 1MHz
Figure 4
VOUT
50mV/DIV
AC-COUPLED
IOUT
500mA/DIV
VIN = 12V
50μs/DIV
VOUT = 1.8V
500mA LOAD STEP (500mA TO 1A)
PULSE-SKIPPING MODE
fSW = 1MHz
Figure 5
VOUT
50mV/DIV
AC-COUPLED
IOUT
500mA/DIV
VIN = 12V
50μs/DIV
VOUT = 2.5V
500mA LOAD STEP (500mA TO 1A)
PULSE-SKIPPING MODE
fSW = 1MHz
Figure 6
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LOAD STEP RESPONSE WAVEFORMS
VOUT
100mV/DIV
AC-COUPLED
IOUT
500mA/DIV
VIN = 12V
50μs/DIV
VOUT = 3.3V
500mA LOAD STEP (500mA TO 1A)
PULSE-SKIPPING MODE
fSW = 1MHz
Figure 7
VOUT
100mV/DIV
AC-COUPLED
IOUT
500mA/DIV
VIN = 12V
50μs/DIV
VOUT = 5V
500mA LOAD STEP (500mA TO 1A)
PULSE-SKIPPING MODE
fSW = 1MHz
Figure 8
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PARTS LIST
ITEM
QTY
REFERENCE
PART DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER/PART NUMBER
Required Circuit Components
1
1
CFF
CAP., X7R, 22pF, 50V, 0402
AVX 04025A220KAT
2
1
C1
CAP., X5R, 10μF, 25V, 10%, 1206
AVX 12063D106KAT
3
2
C2, C3
CAP., X5R, 22μF, 25V, 10%, 1206
AVX 12063D226KAT
4
1
C4
CAP., X5R, 1μF, 6.3V,20%, 0402
TDK, C1005X5R0J105M
5
1
L1
IND., FIXED INDUCTOR, 4.7μH
COILCRAFT XFL4020-472MEB
6
2
R3, Rset
RES., CHIP, 619k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW0402619KFKED
7
1
U1
LTC3621EMS8E, MS8 PACKAGE, 8-LEAD, MSOP
LINEAR TECH. LTC3621EMS8E#PBF
Additional Demo Board Circuit Components
1
1
C1A
CAP., X5R, 8.2μF 20V, SIZE B2, 3528-7343
SANYO 20TQC8R2M
2
0
R1, R2 OPT
RES., CHIP, 0402
3
1
Rpgood
RES., CHIP, 100k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW0402100K0FKED
4
1
R4
RES., CHIP, 309k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW0402309KFKED
5
1
R5
RES., CHIP, 196k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW0402196KFKED
6
1
R6
RES., CHIP, 137k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW0402137KFKED
7
1
R7
RES., CHIP, 84.5k, 1%, 0402
VISHAY CRCW040284K5FKED
8
0
R8 OPT
RES., CHIP, 0402
1
8
E1-E8
TESTPOINT, TURRET, 0.095"
MILL-MAX 2501-2-00-80-00-00-07-0
2
2
JP1, JP2
2MM SINGLE ROW HEADER, 3-PIN
SULLINS NRPN031PAEN-RC
3
6
JP3-JP8
2MM SINGLE ROW HEADER, 2-PIN
SULLINS NRPN021PAEN-RC
4
3
JP1-JP3
SHUNT
SAMTEC 2SN-BK-G
Hardware
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A
B
C
D
E7
E8
E1
+
BM (Burst Mode)
C1A
8.2uF
25V
VIN
GND
SYNC
5
E3
E5
MODE/SYNC (Forced Continuous)
PS (Pulse-Skip)
INTVCC
PGOOD
VIN
2.7V - 17V
JP2
2
C1
10uF
1
3
ON
OFF
R1
100k
OPT
R2
100k
OPT
Rpgood
100k
4
1
RUN
4
2
JP1
C4
1uF
3
5
6
4
3
2
9
8
5
1
3
THIS CIRCUIT IS PROPRIETARY TO LINEAR TECHNOLOGY AND
SUPPLIED FOR USE WITH LINEAR TECHNOLOGY PARTS.
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE A BEST EFFORT TO DESIGN A
CIRCUIT THAT MEETS CUSTOMER-SUPPLIED SPECIFICATIONS;
HOWEVER, IT REMAINS THE CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO
VERIFY PROPER AND RELIABLE OPERATION IN THE ACTUAL
APPLICATION. COMPONENT SUBSTITUTION AND PRINTED
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CUSTOMER NOTICE
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FB
SW
GND SGND
LTC3621EMS8E
MODE/SYNC
INTVCC
PGOOD
RUN
VIN
U1
3
HZ
SCALE = NONE
APP ENG. TOM G.
PCB DES.
APPROVALS
JP4
1.8V
JP3
R4
309k
1.2V
R3
619k
4.7uH
L1
3.3V
JP6
R6
137k
2
DATE:
N/A
SIZE
JP8
USER
SELECT
R8
OPT
CFF
22pF
C2
22uF
VOUT
E6
E4
C3
22uF
E2
TOM G.
APPROVED
1
2
Thursday, June 13, 2013
LTC3621EMS8E
DEMO CIRCUIT 1863A
1
SHEET 1
17V VIN SYNCHRONOUS STEP-DOWN REGULATOR
WITH ULTRA-LOW QUIESCENT CURRENT
IC NO.
DATE
GND
GND
1A
VOUT
11-29-12
OF 1
2
REV.
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PRODUCTION
DESCRIPTION
REVISION HISTORY
TECHNOLOGY
5.0V
JP7
R7
84.5k
REV
TITLE: SCHEMATIC
2.5V
JP5
R5
196k
Rset
619k
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ECO
2
A
B
C
D
DEMO MANUAL DC1863A
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
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