MP6211/MP6212 –CURRENT-LIMITED POWER DISTRIBUTION SWITCHES
MP6211_MP6212 Rev. 1.1
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When the load exceeds trip current (minimum
threshold current triggering constant-current
mode) or a short is present, MP6211/MP6212
switches into to a constant-current mode (current
limit value). MP6211/MP6212 will be shutdown
only if the overcurrent condition stays long
enough to trigger thermal protection.
overload conditions occurring in applications:
1) The output has been shorted or overloaded
before the device is enabled or input applied.
MP MP6211/MP6212 detects the short or
overload and immediately switches into a
2) A short or an overload occurs after the device
is enabled. After the current-limit circuit has
been tripped (reached the trip current
threshold), the device switches into constant-
current mode. However, high current may
flow for a short period of time before the
current-limit circuit can react.
3) Output current has been gradually increased
beyond the recommended operating current.
The load current rises until the trip current
threshold is reached or until the thermal limit
of the device is exceeded. The MP6211/
MP6212 is capable of delivering current up to
the trip current threshold without damaging
the device. Once the trip threshold has been
The FLAG pin is an open drain configuration.
This FAULT will report a fail mode after an 8ms
deglitch timeout. This is used to ensure that no
false fault signals are reported. This internal
deglitch circuit eliminates the need for extend
components. The FLAG pin is not deglitched
during an over temp. or a voltage lockout.
The purpose of thermal protection is to prevent
damage in the IC by allowing exceptive current to
flow and heating the junction. The die temp. is
internally monitored until the thermal limit is
reached. Once this temp. is reached, the switch
will turn off and allow the chip to cool. The switch
has a built-in hysteresis.
Under-voltage Lockout (UVLO)
This circuit is used to monitor the input voltage to
ensure that the MP6211/6212 is operating
correctly. This UVLO circuit also ensures that
there is no operation until the input voltage
reaches the minimum spec.
The logic pin disables the chip to reduce the
supply current. The device will operate once the
enable signal reaches the appropriate level. The
input is compatible with both COMS and TTL.