LM3000 Buck Controller

Dual Synchronous Emulated Current-Mode Controller -
Now Available at Digi-Key

National Semiconductor's LM3000 is a dual output synchronous ECM buck controller that converts inputs ranging from 3.3V to 18.5V down to outputs as low as 0.6V. The two output switches run at a constant programmable frequency of 200kHz to 1.5MHz with the second output 180° out of phase from the first to minimize the input filter requirements. A CLKOUT provides an external clock signal that is 90° out of phase with the main system clock. This allows the use of two LM3000s providing up to four multi-phased outputs.      LM3000 Datasheet
National Semiconductor LM3000 Buck Controller
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  • VIN range from 3.3V to 18.5V
  • Output voltage from 0.6V to 80% of VIN
  • Remote differential output voltage sensing
  • 1% accuracy at FB pin
  • Interleaved operation reduces input capacitors
  • Frequency sync/adjust from 200kHz to 1.5 MHz
  • Startup with pre-bias load
  • Independent power good, enable, soft-start and track
  • Programmable current limit without external sense resistor
  • Hiccup mode short circuit protection

  • DC power distribution systems
  • Graphic cards - GPU and memory ICs
  • FPGA, CPLD, and ASICs
  • Embedded processor
  • 1.8V and 2.5V I/O supplies
  • Networking equipment (routers, hubs)

  • RoHS Compliant

Simplified Application Diagram

National Semiconductor LM3000 Buck Controller Application Diagram

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 Available in Tape & Reel (TR-ND), Cut Tape (CT-ND), and custom Digi-Reel® (DKR-ND)
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0.6V ~ 14.8V
3.3V ~ 18.5V
-40°C ~ 125°C