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PAM2301 (Not Recommended for new design)

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The PAM2301 is a step-down current-mode, DC-DC converter. At heavy load, the constant frequency PWM control performs excellent stability and transient response. To ensure the longest battery life in portable applications, the PAM2301 provides a power-saving Pulse- Skipping Modulation (PSM) mode to reduce quiescent current under light load operation to save power. The PAM2301 supports a range of input voltages from 2.5V to 5.5V, allowing the use of a single Li+/Li-polymer cell, multiple Alkaline/NiMH cell, USB and other standard power sources. The output voltage is adjustable from 0.6V to the input voltage, while the part number suffix PAM2301-XX indicates pre-set output voltage of 3.3V, 2.8V, 2.5V, 1.8V, 1.5V, 1.2V or adjustable. All versions employ internal power switch and synchronous rectifier to minimize external part count and realize high efficiency. During shutdown, the input is disconnected from the output and the shutdown current is less than 0.1mA. Other key features include under-voltage lockout to prevent deep battery discharge. The PAM2301 is available in TSOT25 package.


  • Cellular Phone
  • Portable Electronics
  • Wireless Devices
  • Cordless Phone
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Battery-Powered Widgets
  • Electronic Scales
  • Digital Frame

Product Specifications

Product Parameters

Efficiency (%) 96
Frequency Typ (Hz) 1500
HS RDS(ON) (mΩ) 300
LS RDS(ON) (mΩ) 350
MaximumInput Voltage (V) N/A
MinimumInput Voltage (V) 2.5
Output Current (mA) 0.8
Output Voltage (V) 1.2, ADJ(0.6 to VIN), 3.3
Quiescent Current Typ (mA) 0.04
Shutdown Current Typ (µA) 0.1
Type Buck

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Product Change Notices (PCNs)

A PCN may only apply to specific orderable part numbers in this datasheet. Please refer to the corresponding PCN to see the exact orderable part number(s) affected.

PCN # Issue Date Implementation Date Subject
PCN-2512 2021-04-16 2021-07-16 Qualified Additional Assembly & Test (A/T) Site