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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]

20 Jan 2015


LT3795 – 110V LED Controller with Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation. by elektor.com:

It’s standard practice to use Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) signals to control electrical energy delivered to a load. Special precautions are however necessary to mitigate the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated when high-energy loads are regulated in this way. Spectral analyses of the interference generated show strong peaks at the fundamental and harmonics of the PWM frequency. For high-power switch-mode drivers used to control LED car headlights it is important to ensure the interference cannot disrupt radio or GPS reception. EMI filters and gate resistors can be used to slow down switching edges but have the effect of increasing energy losses.

Spread Spectrum LED driver - [Link]

15 Jan 2015


Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3371, a highly integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device features four synchronous buck converters, each powered from independent 2.25 V to 5.5 V inputs, and each configurable to share up to four of eight available 1 A power stages. With eight unique output current configurations, the LTC3371 provides substantial flexibility and ease of reuse across many different applications. The device is ideal for a wide variety of multichannel industrial, automotive, communications and distributed power systems.

Configurable Buck DC/DCs Deliver a Total of 8A from 2 to 4 Independent Outputs for Power System Flexibility - [Link]

5 Jan 2015


by Maurice O’Brien @ edn.com:

Wideband communication systems usually require an ultra-low noise regulator to power the VCOs and PLLs. The regulator must also be able to reject any ripple presented at its input. In a typical system, an ac input is converted to an isolated dc supply rail, –48-V, for example. This rail is then converted to an isolated 12-V or 5-V system rail that powers the main components in the communication system.

Ultra-low noise linear regulators for powering PLL/VCO and clocking ICs - [Link]

1 Dec 2014



The LTC2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors and digitally outputs the result, in °C or °F, with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. The LTC2983 can measure the temperature of virtually all standard (type B, E, J, K, N, S, R, T) or custom thermocouples, automatically compensate for cold junction temperatures and linearize the results. The device can also measure temperature with standard 2-, 3-, or 4-wire RTDs, thermistors, and diodes. It has 20 reconfigurable analog inputs enabling many sensor connections and configuration options. The LTC2983 includes excitation current sources and fault detection circuitry appropriate for each type of temperature sensor. The LTC2983 allows direct interfacing to ground referenced sensors without the need for level shifters, negative supply voltages, or external amplifiers. All signals are buffered and simultaneously digitized with three high accuracy, 24-bit ΔΣ ADC’s, driven by an internal 10ppm/°C (maximum) reference.

LTC2983 – Multi-Sensor High Accuracy Digital Temperature Measurement System - [Link]

19 Oct 2014

Who is the winner of umodule demoboard from Linear technology? In addition to getting to know the winner, you can also watch the video record from webinar…

Linear Technology’s family of DC/DC Module products simplifies your analog design. By integrating the DC/DC controller, power switches, magnetic, and a modest amount of capacitance, uModules power products will save precious space on the PCB and reduce the solution weight, development time, BOM qualification and procurement effort. You could find this out during webinar about Linear technology modules.From all of those who filled in our questionnaire after webinar we have drawn winner of the uModulu demoboard. The winner is František Bulko from EVPÚ a.s.
Congratulations to the winner.

Your way to simple and efficient power supply design with Linear Technology - [Link]

29 Sep 2014


Programme of webinar:

Linear Technology’s family of DC/DC Module products simplifies your analog design. By integrating the DC/DC controller, power switches, magnetic, and a modest amount of capacitance, uModules power products will save precious space on the PCB and reduce the solution weight, development time, BOM qualification and procurement effort.

  • Product groups and parameter ranges
  • uModule construction
  • Reliability data
  • Features: ultralow noise, output sharing, synchronizability / multi-phase operation
  • Information resources
  • Applications examples.
  • Q&A

SOS Webinar – Your way to simple and efficient power supply design with Linear Technology - [Link]

16 Sep 2014


LTC6948 BD

The LTC6948 is a high performance fractional- N PLL with 6GHz-plus integrated VCO. In the heart of the LTC6948 is an advanced fourth order delta-sigma modulator that employs intelligent noise-shaping techniques to minimize noise contribution without creating the fractionalization spurs found in most fractional-N PLLs on the market. This results in a device with the full benefits of fractionalization – from frequency agility to overall improved phase noise – but without the traditional drawbacks of using a fractional-N PLL. In other words, the LTC6948 is a fractional-N PLL with integer-N spurious performance. Pairing these benefits with industry-leading 1/f noise and reduced in-band phase noise, makes the LTC6948 ideal for demanding wireless, test and measurement, and military applications.

LTC6948 – Ultralow Noise 0.37GHz to 6.39GHz Fractional-N Synthesizer with Integrated VCO - [Link]






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