MIC3808/3809 Micrel MIC3808/3809
Push-Pull PWM Controller General Description Features The MIC3808 and MIC3809 are a family of complementary
output push-pull PWM control ICs that feature high speed and
low power consumption. The MIC3808/9 are ideal for telecom
level (36V to 75V) isolated step down dc/dc conversion
applications where high output current, small size, and high
efficiency are required.
The dual-ended push-pull architecture of the MIC3808/9
allows more efficient utilization of the transformer than singleended topologies, allowing smaller size dc/dc solutions.
Additionally, the out-of-phase push-pull topology allows a
higher effective duty cycle, reducing input and output ripple
as well as stress on the external components. The dead-time
between the two outputs is adjustable between 60ns to
200ns, limiting the duty cycle of each output stage to less than
The MIC3808/9 are built on a low-power, high-speed BiCMOS
process. The 130ВµA start-up current and 1mA run-current
reduce the size of the start-up circuitry and allow high
efficiency even at light loads. The high-speed internal 4MHz
error amplifier allows MIC3808/9 operation up to 1MHz.
The MIC3808 has a turn-on threshold of 12.5V whereas the
MIC3809 has a lower turn-on threshold of 4.3V. Both devices
are available in SOP-8 and MSOP-8 package options with an …