36V, 2A(IOUT), 500kHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter in 3mm x 3mm DFN

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36V, 2A(IOUT), 500kHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter in 3mm x 3mm DFN
MILPITAS, CA – January 22, 2008 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT1912, a
2A, 36V step-down switching regulator packaged in a 3mm x 3mm DFN (or MSOP-10E). The
LT1912’s 3.6V to 36V input voltage range makes it ideal for load dump and cold-crank
conditions found in automotive applications. Its 3.2A internal switch can deliver up to 2A of
continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.79V. Switching frequency is
user-programmable from 200kHz to 500kHz, optimizing efficiency while keeping external
components small. The combination of its 3mm x 3mm DFN-10 package
(or thermally enhanced MSOP-10E) and tiny externals provide a very compact, thermally
efficient footprint.
The LT1912 utilizes a high efficiency 3.2A, 0.25Ohm switch, with the necessary boost
diode, oscillator, control and logic circuitry integrated on-chip. Special design techniques and a
new high voltage process enable high efficiency over a wide input voltage range while the
LT1912’s current mode topology enables fast transient response and excellent loop stability.
Other features include external synchronization (from 250kHz to 500kHz), a power good flag
and soft-start capability.
The LT1912EDD and LT1912EMSE are priced starting at $2.95 each and $3.05 each,
respectively, for 1,000-piece quantities. The LT1912IDD and LT1912IMSE, tested and
guaranteed to operate from a -40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature, are priced at $3.54
and $3.66 each, respectively in 1,000-piece quantities. All versions are available from stock.
36V, 2A(IOUT), 500kHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter in 3mm x 3mm DFN
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Photo Caption: 36V, 2A (IOUT) Step-Down DC/DC Converter
Summary of Features: LT1912
Wide Input Range: Operation From 3.6V to 36V
2A Maximum Output Current
Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200kHz to 500kHz
Low Shutdown Current: ISD < 1uA
Integrated Boost Diode
Synchronizable Between 250kHz to 500kHz
Saturating Switch Design: 0.25ohm On-Resistance
0.790V Feedback Reference Voltage
Output Voltage: 0.79V to 20V
Soft-Start Capability
Small 10-Pin Thermally Enhanced MSOP & 3mm × 3mm DFN Packages
About Linear Technology
Linear Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits,
was founded in 1981, became a public company in 1986 and joined the S&P 500 index of major
public companies in 2000. Linear Technology products include high performance amplifiers,
comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery
chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, RF signal conditioning circuits,
uModule™ products, and many other analog functions. Applications for Linear Technology’s
high performance circuits include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products
such as optical switches, notebook and desktop computers, computer peripherals,
video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, security monitoring devices, high-end consumer
products such as digital cameras and MP3 players, complex medical devices, automotive
electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems. For more
information, visit www.linear.com.
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