SNVS135E September   1999  – December 2014 LM2660


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 Handling Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Typical Characteristics
  7. Parameter Measurement Information
    1. 7.1 Test Circuits
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Changing Oscillator Frequency
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Applications
      1. 9.2.1 Voltage Inverter
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
          1. Capacitor Selection
          2. Paralleling Devices
          3. Cascading Devices
          4. Regulating VOUT
        3. Application Curves
      2. 9.2.2 Positive Voltage Doubler
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
        3. Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Device Support
      1. 12.1.1 Third-Party Products Disclaimer
    2. 12.2 Trademarks
    3. 12.3 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    4. 12.4 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information



1 Features

  • Inverts or Doubles Input Supply Voltage
  • Narrow SOIC and VSSOP Packages
  • 6.5-Ω Typical Output Resistance
  • 88% Typical Conversion Efficiency at 100 mA
  • Selectable Oscillator Frequency: 10 kHz/80 kHz
  • Optional External Oscillator Input

2 Applications

  • Laptop Computers
  • Cellular Phones
  • Medical Instruments
  • Operational Amplifier Power Supplies
  • Interface Power Supplies
  • Handheld Instruments

3 Description

The LM2660 CMOS charge-pump voltage converter is a versatile unregulated switched capacitor inverter or doubler. Operating from a wide 1.5-V to 5.5-V supply voltage, the LM2660 uses two low-cost capacitors to provide 100 mA of output current without the cost, size and EMI related to inductor-based converters. With an operating current of only 120 µA and operating efficiency greater than 90% at most loads, the LM2660 provides ideal performance for battery-powered systems. LM2660 devices can be operated directly in parallel to lower output impedance, thus providing more current at a given voltage.

The FC (frequency control) pin selects between a nominal 10-kHz or 80-kHz oscillator frequency. The oscillator frequency can be lowered by adding an external capacitor to the OSC pin. Also, the OSC pin may be used to drive the LM2660 with an external clock up to 150 kHz. Through these methods, output ripple frequency and harmonics may be controlled.

Additionally, the LM2660 may be configured to divide a positive input voltage precisely in half. In this mode, input voltages as high as 11 V may be used.

Device Information(1)

LM2660 SOIC (8) 4.90 mm x 3.91 mm
VSSOP (8) 3.00 mm x 3.00 mm
  1. For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the datasheet.

Simplified Schematic


4 Revision History

Changes from D Revision (May 2013) to E Revision

  • Added Device Information and Handling Rating tables, Feature Description, Device Functional Modes, Application and Implementation, Power Supply Recommendations, Layout, Device and Documentation Support, and Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information sections; moved some curves to Application Curves section Go

Changes from C Revision (May 2013) to D Revision

  • Changed layout of National Data Sheet to TI formatGo