Wide 5.5-60V input synchronous buck converter is suitable for hot swapping

October 31, 2016 // By Nick Flaherty
RT6204
Richtek Technology has introduced a 0.5A, 60V input, 350 kHz synchronous step-down DC/DC converter for hot swapping battery, consumer and industrial applications.

The 5.5V-60V input voltage of the RT6204 in combination with high step down capability makes the converer suitable for virtually any industrial application input range from battery-fed automotive to 12V/24V/48V industrial supplies.

Featuring PSM mode for enhanced light load efficiency, the RT6204 uses a current mode topology with external compensation, allowing great flexibility in loop tuning using either ceramic or electrolytic output capacitors. The 80V max input rating makes it tolerant to hot-swapping and other supply voltage transients. Slew rate limited switching helps to reduce EMI radiation. The RT6204 is housed in a small SOP-8 thermally effective package.

Applications include Automotive electronics, solar power systems, networking and telecommunication systems, industrial and communication low power systems, LCD monitors and TVs, LED lighting, motor driver bias supplies, etc.

The RT6205 is available in volume now. Visit the  RT6204 product page  for free samples and pricing.