28V Low Loss PowerPath Controller with Low 20mV Forward Voltage Now Offered in High Reliability & Military Temperature Grades

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28V Low Loss PowerPath Controller with Low 20mV Forward Voltage
Now Offered in High Reliability & Military Temperature Grades
MILPITAS, CA – March 17, 2015 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces new high
reliability and military temperature grade versions of its LTC4412, a robust “ideal diode”
PowerPath™ controller. The LTC4412 permits low-loss ORing of multiple input DC power
sources. Its 20mV forward voltage is at least 10 times lower than that of a Schottky diode. As a
result, the device increases efficiency by an order of magnitude, due to much lower power loss
and less self-heating in systems requiring automatic switching or load sharing between power
sources. The LTC4412 is guaranteed to meet performance specifications over a wide range of
user conditions including an operating junction temperature range up to –55C to 150C across
an operating voltage range of 2.5V to 28V.
The LTC4412 also provides reverse battery and MOSFET protection circuitry in a
compact SOT package. The device offers a digital control input and an open-drain status output
pin to simplify interfacing to a microcontroller. Applications include systems that typically take
power from multiple input sources, including high current PowerPath switches, uninterruptible
power supplies, backup battery systems, logic-controlled power switches, and automotive and
industrial systems.
Multiple LTC4412 devices can be used to enable switchover between multiple batteries
or charging of multiple batteries from a single charger. The LTC4412 status pin (STAT) can be
used to control a second P-channel MOSFET power switch so that both Schottky diodes are
eliminated from the diode-OR circuit. The devices’s ultralow 11µA quiescent current is
independent of the load current.
The LTC4412 is offered in a low-profile SOT-23 package. E and I grades feature an
operating junction temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, high reliability H grades from –40°C to
+150°C, and military MP grades from –55°C to +150°C. Devices are in stock and 1,000-piece
pricing for the H grade starts at $1.85 each, and the MP grade starts at $3.65 each. For more
information, visit www.linear.com/product/LTC4412
28V Low Loss PowerPath™ Controller with Low 20mV Forward Voltage
Now Offered in High Reliability and Military Temperature Grades
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Photo Caption: 28V H & MP Grade PowerPath™ Controllers
Summary of Features: LTC4412
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Very Low Loss Replacement for Power Supply ORing Diodes
Minimal External Components
Automatic Switching Between DC Sources
Simplifies Load Sharing with Multiple Batteries
Low Quiescent Current: 11µA
3V to 28V AC/DC Adapter Voltage Range
2.5V to 28V Battery Voltage Range
Reverse Battery Protection
Drives Almost Any Size MOSFET for Wide Range of Current Requirements
MOSFET Gate Protection Clamp
Manual Control Input
Low Profile (1mm) ThinSOT™ Package
The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only. International prices may differ due to local
duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.
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
, LT, LTC, LTM, Linear Technology, the Linear logo and µModule are registered trademarks and ThinSOT and
PowerPath are trademarks of Linear Technology Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
Press Contacts:
North America / Worldwide
UK & Nordic
John Hamburger, Director Marketing
Communications
[email protected]
Tel: 408-432-1900 ext 2419
Alan Timmins
[email protected]
Tel: +44-1-252-629937
Doug Dickinson, Media Relations Manager
[email protected]
28V Low Loss PowerPath™ Controller with Low 20mV Forward Voltage
Now Offered in High Reliability and Military Temperature Grades
Tel: 408-432-1900 ext 2233
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