General Product Information
The RT6204 is a 60V, 500mA, 350kHz, high-efficiency, synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with an input-voltage range of 5.2V to 60V and a programmable output-voltage range of 0.8V to 50V. It features current-mode control to simplify external compensation and to optimize transient response with a wide range of inductors and output capacitors. High efficiency can be achieved through integrated N-MOSFETs, and pulse-skipping mode at light loads. With EN pin, power-up sequence can be more flexible and shutdown quiescent current can be reduced to <3µA.
The RT6204 features cycle-by-cycle current limit for over-current protection against short-circuit outputs, and user-programmable soft-start time to prevent inrush current during startup. It also includes input under-voltage lockout, output under-voltage, and thermal shutdown protection to provide safe and smooth operation in all operating conditions.
The RT6204 is available in the SOP-8 (Exposed pad) package.
Key Performance Summary Table
Evaluation Board Number : PCB073_V2
Input Voltage Range
5.2V to 60V
Max Output Current
Default Output Voltage
Default Marking & Package Type
RT6204GSP, SOP-8 (Exposed pad)
Headers Description and Placement
Carefully inspect all the components used in the EVB according to the following Bill of Materials table, and then make sure all the components are undamaged and correctly installed. If there is any missing or damaged component, which may occur during transportation, please contact our distributors or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EVB is provided with the test points and pin names, listed in the table below.
Supply voltage input, 5.2V to 60V. Bypass VIN to GND with a large high-quality capacitor.
Enable control input. A logic High (VEN > 1.35V) enables the device, and a logic Low (VEN < 0.925V) shuts down the device.
Power ground. The exposed pad must be connected to GND and well soldered to the input and output capacitors and a large PCB copper area for maximum power dissipation.
Soft-start capacitor connection node. Connect an external capacitor from SS to GND to set the soft-start time. Do not leave SS pin unconnected. A capacitor of capacitance from 10nF to 100nF is recommended.
Bootstrap capacitor connection node for high-side gate driver. Connect a 0.1μF ceramic capacitor from BOOT to SW to power the internal gate driver.
Switch node for output inductor connection.
Feedback Voltage Input
Feedback voltage input. Connect FB to the midpoint of the external feedback resistor divider to sense the output voltage. The device regulates the FB voltage at 0.8V (typical) Feedback Reference Voltage.
Compensation node for the compensation of the regulation control loop. Connect a series RC network from COMP to GND. In some cases, another capacitor from COMP to GND may be required.
Power-Up & Measurement Procedure
1. Apply a 36V nominal input power supply (VIN < 60V) to the VIN and GND terminals.
2. Set the jumper at J5 to connect terminals 1 and 2, connecting EN to enable operation.
3. Verify the output voltage (approximately 5V) between VOUT and GND.
4. Connect an external load up to 500mA to the VOUT and GND terminals and verify the output voltage and current.
Output Voltage Setting
Set the output voltage with the resistive divider (R2, R3) between VOUT and GND with the midpoint connected to FB. The output voltage can be set by the following equation :
EVB Schematic Diagram
Bill of Materials
SOP-8 (Exposed pad)
C8, C12, C13
R8, C1, C5, C6, C7, EC1, D1, L2