|The BD9870's integrated protection and compensation circuitry, smaller external components and ceramic input/output capacitor compatibility result in space savings of up to 60%.
ROHM developed the BD9870, a single-channel step-down switching regulator that offers high efficiency, exceptional space savings, design simplicity and high reliability for a variety of applications, including TVs, DVD players, gaming consoles, PCs, car audio and navigation systems, industrial and office equipment, and entertainment systems.
The BD9870 integrates a switching voltage regulator, 1.5 A-rated p-channel power MOSFET and compensation circuitry into a compact TO-252S-5 package. Eliminating external feedback compensation components makes complete design possible using only an external coil, diode and output capacitor. In addition, the device's industry-leading 900 kHz operation permits use of a smaller coil and ceramic output capacitor, which, when combined with the regulator's internal features, results in a 60% board-space savings compared with current solutions on the market.
Compared with competitive, compensation-integrated switchers, the BD9870 IC offers the industry's highest efficiency (88%) and output accuracy (±1.0%), the lowest bias current (3mA) and zero standby current. The input voltage can range from 8 V to 35 V, with output voltage adjustable down to 1.0 V. A soft-start feature (5ms, fixed) is also included. Reliability is enhanced by internal protection circuits, including thermal shutdown (TSD) and over-current protection (OCP).
The combined benefits of the BD9870's small package size, high switching frequency, minimal external components and integrated protection circuitry results in a compact, efficient, and highly reliable switching power supply that is as simple to design in and use as an LDO.