Digilent Voltage Regulator Module | New Product BriefJuly 11, 2018 by Mouser Electronics
Digilent’s VRM is a switching voltage regulator module designed for use in battery-powered applications, such as mechatronics or robotics.
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Digilent Voltage Regulator Module
Digilent’s VRM is a switching voltage regulator module designed for use in battery-powered applications, such as mechatronics or robotics. The module can operate from sources as high as 15 V, providing a clean step-down to 3.3 V or 5 V at 6 A, capable of driving multiple servos, motors, and supporting hardware. The module is based on TI’s TPS54620 switching regulator, which integrates high- and low-side MOSFETs and provides high-efficiency power conversion. The regulator is set to switch at 479 kHz, with the option to synchronize switching to an external clock. Digilent’s VRM offers 2-pin headers and screw terminal blocks for flexible input and output connections, jumpers for easy output enable and voltage selection, and the board measures just 1.5 in x 0.8 in.
- Input: 5 V to 15 V
- Output: 6 A at 3.3 V or 5 V (selectable)
- Switching Frequency: 479 kHz
- Switching synchronization to an external clock
- Connections: 2-pin headers (3x output), screw terminals
- Dimensions: 1.5 in x 0.8 in
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