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1 May 2015


The LTM8056 from Linear Technology is a 58 VIN, buck-boost μModule® (micromodule) regulator which requires just a few external passive components to complete the regulator design. Included in the package are the switching controller, power switches, inductor and support components. The basic external components needed are a single resistor to set the switching frequency, a resistor divider network to set the output voltage together with input and output capacitors. Other features such as input and output average current regulation may be implemented with just a few additional components. The LTM8056 operates with an input voltage ranging from 5 V to 58 V and can supply a regulated output voltage between 1.2 V and 48 V. The SYNC input and CLKOUT signal output provide clock synchronization options.

High Voltage Buck-Boost Regulator – [Link]

28 Apr 2015


The LTC®3892/LTC3892-1 is a high performance dual step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. Power loss and noise are minimized by operating the two controller output stages out-of-phase.

The gate drive voltage can be programmed from 5V to 10V to allow the use of logic or standard-level FETs and to maximize efficiency. Internal switches in the top gate drivers eliminate the need for external bootstrap diodes.

A wide 4.5V to 60V input supply range encompasses a wide range of intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries. Output voltages up to 99% of VIN can be regulated. OPTILOOP ® compensation allows the transient response and loop stability to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values.

Buck controller needs just 29 µA in standby – [Link]

14 Apr 2015


The LTM®8055 is a 36VIN, buck-boost μModule® (micromodule) regulator. Included in the package are the switching controller, power switches, inductor and support components. A resistor to set the switching frequency, a resistor divider to set the output voltage, and input and output capacitors are all that are needed to complete the design. Other features such as input and output average current regulation may be implemented with just a few components. The LTM8055 operates over an input voltage range of 5V to 36V, and can regulate output voltages between 1.2V and 36V. The SYNC input and CLKOUT output allow easy synchronization.

The LTM8055 is housed in a compact overmolded ball grid array (BGA) package suitable for automated assembly by standard surface mount equipment. The LTM8055 is RoHS compliant.

Buck-boost micromodules accept up to 60-V input – [Link]

19 Mar 2015


by Susan Nordyk @ edn.com:

Intended to drive logic levels of 3.3 V down to 1.8 V, the LTC6752 comparator from Linear Technology achieves fast rise and fall times of 1.2 ns and a toggle frequency of 280 MHz, making it one of the fastest CMOS-output comparators on the market. The device exhibits a propagation delay of only 2.9 ns and overdrive dispersion of just 1.8 ns. Jitter is 4.5 ps for a 100-mV pk-pk, 100-MHz sinusoidal input, and the outputs swing to within 200-mV of the rails with up to 8 mA of load current.

The LTC6752 offers five options in different packages with unique combinations of features, such as separate input and output supplies, low-power shutdown, output latch, adjustable hysteresis, and complementary outputs. Inputs extend beyond both rails, which is useful for single-supply operation. All five variants of the LTC6752 are capable of driving 3.3-V and 2.5-V logic. Three versions have separate input and output supplies, decoupling the input and output voltage levels and enabling them to drive 1.8-V logic.

High-speed comparator cuts delays to 2.9 ns – [Link]

17 Mar 2015

3118by Susan Nordyk @ edn.com

A synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converter that accepts 2.2 V to 18 V on each of its two inputs, the LTC3118 from Linear Technology enables high-efficiency operation from either input source to a programmable output voltage above, below, or equal to the inputs. Its dual-input capability is suitable for applications that employ batteries or supercaps as secondary or backup inputs, as well as those that use multiple sources, such as a wall adapter and Li-Ion cells.

The current-mode converter has a fixed 1.2-MHz switching frequency and furnishes up to 2 A of continuous output current from a wide range of power sources, including single or multiple-cell batteries, supercapacitor stacks, and wall adapters. Output voltage is programmable from 2 V to 18 V. Integrated low-loss PowerPath control is also user-programmable to prioritize and seamlessly transition between inputs, while maintaining output voltage regulation.

Buck-boost converter works with dual inputs – [Link]

14 Mar 2015


The LT®8570 and LT8570-1 are PWM DC/DC converters. The LT8570 contains a 0.5A, 65V power switch, while the LT8570-1 contains a 0.25A, 65V power switch. The LT8570 and LT8570-1 can be configured as either a boost, SEPIC or inverting converter.

The LT8570/LT8570-1 have an adjustable oscillator, set by a resistor from the RT pin to ground. Additionally, the LT8570/LT8570-1 can be synchronized to an external clock. The switching frequency of the part may be free running or synchronized, and can be set between 200kHz and 1.5MHz.

LT8570 – Boost/SEPIC/Inverting DC/DC Converter with 65V Switch, Soft-Start and Synchronization – [Link]

11 Mar 2015


The LTC®3899 is a high performance triple output (buck/ buck/boost) DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. The constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 850kHz. The LTC3899 operates from a wide 4.5V to 60V input supply range. When biased from the output of the boost converter or another auxiliary supply, the LTC3899 can operate from an input supply as low as 2.2V after start-up.

LTC3899 – 60V Low IQ, Triple Output, Buck/Buck/Boost Synchronous Controller – [Link]

25 Feb 2015


The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear regulator featuring LTC’s ultralow noise and ultrahigh PSRR architecture for powering noise sensitive RF applications. Designed as a precision current reference followed by a high performance voltage buffer, the LT3042 can be easily paralleled to further reduce noise, increase output current and spread heat on the PCB.

The device supplies 200mA at a typical 350mV dropout voltage. Operating quiescent current is nominally 2mA and drops to <<1μA in shutdown. The LT3042’s wide output voltage range (0V to 15V) while maintaining unitygain operation provides virtually constant output noise, PSRR, bandwidth and load regulation, regardless of the programmed output voltage. Additionally, the regulator features programmable current limit, fast start-up capability and programmable power good to indicate output voltage regulation.

LT3042 – 20V, 200mA, Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF Linear Regulator – [Link]

3 Feb 2015


by Susan Nordyk @ edn.com:

A synchronous PWM controller for negative-to-negative or negative-to-positive DC/DC conversion, the LT8709 from Linear Technology is easily configured for buck, boost, buck-boost, and inverting topologies to accommodate a wide range of power-supply designs. The device’s synchronous operation means that the output diode is replaced with a high-efficiency P-channel MOSFET, increasing efficiency and allowing for higher output currents of up to 20 A. It also eliminates the heat sink typically required in medium- to high-power applications.

The LT8709 operates over an input range of -4.5 V to -80 V and produces an output from -0.1 V to as high as 60 V or from -1.4 V to as low as -80 V. Its rail-to-rail output-current monitor and control enable the device to be configured as a current source. The controller has an EN/FBIN pin that accepts slowly varying input signals, as well as an adjustable undervoltage lockout function.

Buck/boost/inverting controller delivers up to 20 A – [Link]

2 Feb 2015


Linear Technology announces the LT3790, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that delivers up to 250 W of power with a single IC. Its 4.7 V to 60 V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of automotive and industrial applications. Its output voltage can be set from 0 V to 60 V, making it well suited as a voltage regulator or battery/supercapacitor charger. The LT3790’s internal 4-switch buck-boost controller operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the output voltage, making it ideal for applications such as automotive, where the input voltage can vary dramatically during stop/start, cold crank and load dump scenarios. Transitions between buck, pass-through and boost operating modes are seamless, offering a well regulated output in spite of wide variations of supply voltage. The LT3790’s unique design utilizes three control loops to monitor input current, output current and output voltage to deliver optimal performance and reliability.

60V, Synchronous Buck-Boost Controller – [Link]





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