140V, 400mA Step-Down Converter with Only 12µA Quiescent Current

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140V, 400mA Step-Down Converter with Only 12µA Quiescent Current
MILPITAS, CA – February 5, 2015 – Linear Technology announces the LTC7138, a 140V inputcapable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 400mA of continuous output current. It
operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for a wide range of telecom,
industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC7138 utilizes a programmable hysteretic
mode design to optimize efficiency over a broad range of output currents. It utilizes an internal
1.8 Ohm power MOSFET for robust, high efficiency operation. A user-programmable output
current limit can set output current from 100mA to 400mA as required by the particular
application. The LTC7138 can be programmed with fixed output voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V or 5V, or
a resistor divider can be used to program outputs from 0.8V to VIN. The LTC7138’s thermally
enhanced MSOP offers additional pin spacing required for high voltage inputs. The combination
of its MSOP and only four tiny externals provides a highly compact solution footprint for a wide
array of applications.
The LTC7138 draws only 12µA at no load while maintaining output voltage regulation,
making it ideal for always-on battery-powered applications. Due to the inherent stability of the
converter, no external compensation is required thereby simplifying design and minimizing the
solution footprint. Additionally, features include a precise 0.8V +1% feedback voltage reference,
100% duty cycle dropout operation and, internal or external soft-start, and a feedback
comparator output which enables multiple LTC7138s to be connected in parallel for higher
current applications.
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Pricing for the LTC7138EMSE, starts at $3.80 each. An industrial temperature version,
the LTC7138IMSE, is guaranteed to operate from a –40°C to 125°C operating junction
temperature and is priced at $4.18 each. Furthermore, an automotive temperature version, the
LTC7138HMSE, is specified to operate from a –40°C to 150°C operating junction temperature
and is priced at $4.43 each. Finally, a high reliability version, the LTC7138MPMSE, is tested and
guaranteed to operate from a –55°C to 150°C operating junction temperature and is priced at
$11.29 each. All pricing is for 1,000-piece quantities and all versions are available from stock.
For more information, visit www.linear.com/product/LTC7138
Photo Caption: 140V, 400mA Buck Converter with Adjustable Output Current Limit
Summary of Features: LTC7138
Wide Operating Input Voltage Range: 4V to 140V
Internal Low Resistance Power MOSFET
Inherently Stable: No Compensation Required
Adjustable 100mA to 400mA Maximum Output Current
Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
Low Quiescent Current: 12μA
Wide Output Range: 0.8V to VIN
0.8V + 1% Feedback Voltage Reference
Precise RUN Pin Threshold
Internal or External Soft-Start
Programmable 1.8V, 3.3V, 5V or Adjustable Output
Few External Components Required
Programmable Input Overvoltage Lockout
Thermally Enhanced High Voltage MSOP Package
The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only. International prices may differ due to local
duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.
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About Linear Technology Linear Technology Corporation, a member of the S&P 500, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits for major companies worldwide for over three decades. The Company’s products provide an essential bridge between our analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, automotive, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems. Linear Technology produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface ICs, µModule® subsystems, and wireless sensor network products. For more information, visit www.linear.com
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