Wide Input DC-DC Converters Servicing Low Quiescent Current Needs in Industrial Applications
Battery life cycle is a key for high-cell-count battery pack-based end-equipment. Low quiescent current (Iq) consumption of DC-DC converters is a major feature that helps achieve longer battery life cycles. TI’s latest buck converters boast low Iq consumption as they maintain high efficiency in the active mode (heavy loads) as well as extend battery life during standby modes. This training will cover an overview of battery powered industrial applications and the specific power consumption requirements for these end equipments. It provides an outlook of end-equipment low-Iq needs, how they are serviced with buck converters, and application choices that will rival LDO current consumption levels while maintaining higher power efficiency needs enable lowest current consumption.