Intersil Introduces Industry’s Highest Efficiency Small Footprint 6A Switching Regulator

Intersil today introduced the industry’s most compact and efficient 6A synchronous buck (step-down) regulator. The new regulator features efficiency up to 97% and switching frequency up to 4MHz. The combination of features and compact size makes the ISL8016 an ideal design choice for applications such as industrial automation, communications infrastructure equipment, consumer electronics and instrumentation.The ISL8016 offers automatic PFM mode and operation down to 2.7V, improving efficiency and enabling extended battery life or improved “Energy-Star” ratings. The ISL8016 delivers efficiencies the can remain flat over the full load range, reaching as high as 97%.

The ISL8016 is available now in a 3x4mm 20-pin QFN lead-free package with exposed pad for low thermal resistance. It is priced at $2.85 each in 1,000-unit quantities.