The TPS6211x devices are a family of low-noise synchronous step-down DC-DC converters that are ideally suited for systems powered from a 2- to 4-cell Li-ion battery or from a 12-V or 15-V rail. The TPS6211x devices are synchronous pulse width modulation (PWM) converters with integrated N- and P-channel power MOSFET switches. Synchronous rectification is used to increase efficiency and to reduce external component count. To achieve highest efficiency over a wide load-current range, the converter enters a power-saving, pulse frequency modulation (PFM) mode at light load currents. Operating frequency is typically 1 MHz, allowing the use of small inductor and capacitor values. The device can be synchronized to an external clock signal in the range of 0.8 MHz to 1.4 MHz. For lownoise operation, the converter can be operated in PWM-only mode. In shutdown mode, the current consumption is reduced to less than 2 µA. The TPS6211x family of devices are available in the 16pin (RSA) VQFN package, and operate over a freeair temperature range of –40°C to 85°C.