Microchip announces its first 30V-input buck switching regulator. The MCP16301 combines a wide input voltage range of 4V to 30V, and a 600mA output across a voltage range of 2V to 15V, with up to
95 percent efficiency. With a high-side switch integrated into the small 6-pin SOT-23 package, the MCP16301 minimises the number of external components to enable an efficient and compact solution for stepping down 12V to 24V DC power rails to drive PIC® microcontrollers and other low-voltage devices. The MCP16301 is suitable for use in set-top boxes, LED lighting, HVAC systems and power meters in addition to other applications in the industrial, telecommunications, consumer and automotive markets.
The high-speed peak current mode control provides a fast response to sudden input-voltage and load transients in power applications and the MCP16301 also delivers excellent line and load regulation.
On-board control-loop compensation and slope compensation simplifies the complex task of stabilising the converter control system to provide enhanced reliability. In comparison to low drop-out (LDO) regulators, the MCP16301 offers lower power consumption, heat dissipation and cooling requirements, whilst increasing efficiency and matching the LDO’s typical D2PAK footprint.