1A VLDO Outputs Down to 0.2V from 0.9V Input

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1A VLDO Outputs Down to 0.2V from 0.9V Input
MILPITAS, CA – May 17, 2010 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3022, a 1A
very low dropout linear regulator (VLDO™), featuring input voltage capability down to 0.9V
and adjustable output voltage down to 0.2V. The LT3022’s low VIN capability, coupled with the
device’s low dropout (145mV typical at full load), make it ideal for low-voltage, high current
rails in digital ICs such as FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs, microprocessors and microcontrollers. It also
has applications in general high-efficiency, low-Vin-to-low-Vout conversion (for example, 1.8V
to 1.5V, 1.5V to 1.2V or 1.2V to 0.9V). In addition, the device offers low power operation at
only 400uA quiescent current with less than 10uA in shutdown, saving run time in handheld
The LT3022 regulator optimizes stability and transient response with low ESR, ceramic
output capacitors as small as 10uF. The LT3022 is highly accurate, featuring ±3% output voltage
accuracy over line, load and temperature, 0.1% typical line regulation and 0.1% typical load
regulation. The device’s bulletproof internal protection circuitry includes reverse-battery
protection, reverse output protection, reverse output-to-input (current) protection, current
limiting, and thermal limiting with hysteresis.
The LT3022EDHC and LT3022IDHC (16-lead 3mm x 5mm DFN) and the
LT3022EMSE & LT3022IMSE (thermally enhanced MSOP-16) operate from -40°C to +125°C
junction temperature and are available from stock in both E and I grades, providing improved
thermal performance and compact solution footprints. 1,000-piece pricing starts at $2.73 each
and $3.13 each for the DFN package and $2.87 each and $3.29 each for the MSOP package. For
more information, visit www.linear.com.
1A VLDO Outputs Down to 0.2V from 0.9V Input
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Photo Caption: 1A VLDO with 0.2V Output Capability
Summary of Features: LT3022
VIN Range: 0.9V to 10V
VREF Accuracy: ±3% over Line, Load & Temperature
VOUT Range: 0.2V to 9.5V (adjustable)
Dropout Voltage: 145mV
Output Current: 1A
Stable with Low ESR, Ceramic Output Capacitors (10uF Minimum)
0.1% Load Regulation from 1mA to 1A
Quiescent Current: 400uA, ISD < 10uA
Current Limit & Thermal Limiting with Hysteresis Protection
Reverse-Battery, Reverse Output, & Reverse Output-to-Input (Current) Protection
16-Lead DFN (3mm x 5mm x 0.75mm) Package
16-Lead Thermally Enhanced MSOP Package
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.
LT, LTC, LTM, uModule and
are registered trademarks and VLDO is also a trademark of Linear Technology
Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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