TI introduces 10-A SWIFT™ DC/DC converter with highest current density

    TI introduces 10-A SWIFT™ DC/DC converter with highest current density

17-V synchronous buck converter integrates MOSFETs and features tiny HotRod™

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 1, 2013

DALLAS, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
(NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a new synchronous step-down DC/DC converter
with integrated MOSFETs in a very small 3.5-mm by 3.5-mm HotRod™ QFN package.
The SWIFT™ 10-A TPS54020 features the highest power density and includes
frequency synchronization, 180-degree out-of-phase switching and selectable
current limit to power FPGAs, system-on-chip (SoC), DSPs and processors in
high-voltage, space-constrained communication, gaming and industrial computing
applications. Using the converter together with TI's WEBENCH^® online design
tool simplifies high-voltage DC/DC conversion and speeds the design process.
For more information and samples, visit www.ti.com/tps54020-pr.

The new HotRod integrated circuit package protects the integrated MOSFETs from
parasitic inductance and allows low resistance, enabling high current and
efficiency and small size. The thermally enhanced, 15-lead package is 50
percent smaller than similar offerings.

The TPS54020 joins TI's point-of-load DC/DC converter family, which includes
the 6-A TPS54623 in a 3-mm by 3-mm QFN package, and the 12-A LM21212-1 and
15-A LM21215 converters, offered in a thermally enhanced eTSSOP-20 exposed pad

Key features and benefits of the TPS54020 DC/DC converter

  oIntegrated 8-milliohm high-side and 6-milliohm low-side MOSFETs provide up
    to 96-percent efficiency from 12 V to 1 V.
  oSelectable 6-A, 8-A and 10-A current limit thresholds allow optimization
    for efficiency at a lower output current, while reducing the size of
    external components.
  o180-degree out-of-phase switching reduces input current ripple by up to 50
  o200-KHz to 1.2-MHz adjustable switching frequency supports small output
    inductors and capacitors for further space savings.

Availability, packaging and pricing

The TPS54020 DC/DC converter is available in volume now from TI and its
authorized distributors. It is offered in a 15-lead HotRod QFN ^ package and
is priced at US$3.45 in 1,000-unit quantities.

Find out more about TI's power modules:

  oOrder samples and an evaluation board of the new DC/DC converter:
  oDesign a complete power management system online with TI's WEBENCH Power
    Designer: www.ti.com/webenchpwr-pr.
  oGet more information on all of TI's SWIFT DC/DC converters:
  oAsk questions and share knowledge in the power forum in the TI E2E™
    Community: www.ti.com/powerforum-pr.
  oDownload power reference designs from TI's PowerLab™ Reference Design
    Library: www.ti.com/powerlab-pr.

About WEBENCH tools from Texas Instruments
The WEBENCH Designer and Architect component libraries include more than
30,000 components from 120 manufacturers. Price and availability is updated
hourly by TI's distribution partners for design optimization and production
planning. Offered in eight languages, the user can compare complete system
designs and make supply chain decisions in minutes. To start a cost-free
design, visit TI's WEBENCH design environment at www.ti.com/webench-pr.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

WEBENCH is a registered trademark and SWIFT, HotRod, TI E2E and PowerLab are
trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their
respective owners.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
Contact: Gayle Bullock, Texas Instruments, +1-408-721-2033,
gayle.bullock@ti.com, Mary Dunnie GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2576,
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