R1204x Series

Step-up DC/DC Converter with Shutdown Function

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The R1204x Series are low supply current CMOS-based PWM step-up DC/DC converters. Internally, a single IC consists of an NMOS FET, an oscillator, a PWM comparator, a voltage reference unit, an error amplifier, a current limit circuit, an under voltage lockout circuit (UVLO), an over-voltage protection circuit (OVP), a soft-start circuit, a maximum duty cycle limit circuit, and a thermal shutdown protection circuit. By simply using an inductor, a resistor, capacitors and a diode as external components, a high-efficiency step-up DC/DC converter can be easily configured.

As protection functions, the IC contains a thermal shutdown protection circuit, a current limit circuit, an OVP circuit, and an UVLO circuit. A thermal shutdown circuit detects overheating of the ICs and stops the operation to protect it from damage. A current limit circuit limits the peak current of Lx, and an OVP circuit detects the over voltage of output, and an UVLO circuit detects the low input voltage.

The R1204x Series provide the R1204xxxA/D/G/H versions, which are optimized for serial driving of white LEDs with constant current, and the R1204xxxB/C/E/F versions, which are optimized for constant voltage driving. Among the R1204xxxB/C/E/F versions, only the R1204xxxC/F versions are equipped with PWM/VFM auto switching controls. The LED current can be determined by the value of current setting resistor. The brightness of the LEDs can be quickly adjusted by applying a PWM signal (200Hz to 300kHz) to the CE pin. The R1204x Series are available in DFN(PLP)1820-6 and TSOT-23-6 packages.

Input Voltage Range 2.3V to 5.5V
Supply Current Typ. 800µA
Standby Current Max. 5µA
Feedback Voltage 0.2V±10mV (R1204xxxxA/D)
0.4V±10mV (R1204xxxxG/H)
1.0V±15mV (R1204xxxxB/C/E/F)
Lx Current Limit Function Min. 700mA
Over Voltage Protection 23V, 33V, 42V (±1.5V)
Oscillator Frequency Typ. 1.0MHz (R1204xxxxA/B/C/G)
Typ. 750kHz (R1204xxxxD/E/F/H)
Maximum Duty Cycle Min. 91% (R1204xxxxA/B/C/G)
Min. 92% (R1204xxxxD/E/F/H)
FET ON Resistance Typ. 0.8Ω
UVLO Function  
Thermal Protection Function  
LED Dimming Control for R1204xxxxA/D by external PWM signal (200Hz to 300kHz frequency)
Packages DFN(PLP)1820-6, TSOT-23-6
Recommended Bypass Capacitor 1.0µF
  • Constant voltage power source for hand-held equipment
  • OLED power supply for hand-held equipment
  • White LED driver for hand-held equipment

Data Sheet Flyer Design Guide
R1204x Series R1204x Series R1204x Series
Package Info. Mark Info. Quality Assurance Data
DFN(PLP)1820-6 R1204K Reliability
TSOT-23-6 R1204N Reliability

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