Key features include 0.5% overall system set point accuracy and daisychain digital phase timing for accurate phase interleaving without the need for external components
International Rectifier's IR3502 XPhase control IC provides overall system control and interfaces with any number of IR's XPhase phase ICs, each driving and monitoring a single phase. The IR3502's key features include 0.5% overall system set point accuracy and daisychain digital phase timing for accurate phase interleaving without the need for external components.
Combined with the IR3507 phase IC, the IR3502 and IR3507 chipset provides the power state indicator (PSI) capability to improve voltage regulator module (VRM) light load efficiency.
Designed for IR3502 for Intel VR11.0 and VR11.1 processors, the IR3502 is 50% smaller than a traditional six-phase control IC in a 7 x 7 mm MLP package.
Codesigned with the IR3507 phase IC and DirectFET MOSFETs, the Xphase chipset provides higher power density compared with traditional multiphase architectures and results in a power supply that is smaller, less expensive, and easier to design introduced.
Featuring a host of protection features, the IR3502 has a high level of programmability including programmable 250 kHz to 9 MHz clock oscillator frequency to provide per phase switching frequency of 250 kHz to 1.5 MHz, programmable dynamic VID slew rate and programmable VID offset or no offset, in addition to high speed error amplifier with wide bandwidth of 30MHz and fast slew rate of 10 V/us.
The IR3502 also features improved droop capability that reduces the potential need for an external thermistor.
XPhase is IR's distributed multiphase architecture that consists of control ICs and phase ICs that communicate using a simple six-wire bus scheme.
Phases can be added or removed without changing the fundamental design.
The six-wire bus consists of a three-wire digital phase timing bus, an average current, an error amplifier output and a VID voltage.
By eliminating point-to-point wiring between the control and the phase ICs, the six-wire bus shortens interconnections, and reduces parasitic inductance and noise.