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The ST BST capacitance controller STHVDAC-253M is a high voltage digital to analog converter (DAC), specifically designed to control and meet the wide tuning bias voltage requirement of the BST tunable capacitances.

It provides 3 independent high voltage outputs, thus having the capability to control 3 different capacitances. It is fully controlled through a RFFE serial interface.

BST capacitances are tunable capacitances intended for use in mobile phone application, and dedicated to RF tunable applications. These tunable capacitances are controlled through a bias voltage ranging from 0 to 25 V. The implementation of BST tunable capacitance in mobile phones enables significant improvement in terms of radiated performances, making the performance almost insensitive to the external environment.

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Key Features

  • Dedicated ASIC to control BST tunable capacitances
  • Operation compliant with cellular systems requirements
  • Integrated boost converter with 3 programmable outputs (from 0 to 25 V)
  • Low power consumption
  • MIPI RFFE serial interface 1.8 V
  • Available in WLCSP for stand-alone or SiP module integration
  • RF tunable passive implementation in mobile phones to optimize the radiated performances

Design Resources


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS10107: Antenna tuning circuit
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Application Notes

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AN4440: RFFE HVDAC control
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Technical Notes & Articles

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TN1173: Axial, through hole, surface mount and chip scale packages for IPAD™, protection, rectifiers, thyristors and AC Switches
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STHVDAC-253MF3ActiveFlip-Chip 400uTape And Reel-2585-.57No availability reported, please contact our Sales officeEcopack2PDF

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