45V 100mA LDO Offers 30µVRMS Noise, Programmable Current Limit & Diagnostic Information

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45V 100mA LDO Offers 30µVRMS Noise,
Programmable Current Limit & Diagnostic Information
MILPITAS, CA – September 14, 2009 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3050,
a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable
current limit and diagnostic capability. The device delivers up to 100mA output current with a
340mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3050 features a wide 2V to 45V input voltage range,
delivering adjustable output voltages from 0.6V to 44.5V. A single capacitor at the REF/BYP pin
provides programmable low noise operation--only 30µVRMS across a wide bandwidth of 10Hz to
100kHz--and reference soft start functionality, preventing output voltage overshoot at turn-on.
Output voltage tolerance is highly accurate at ±2% over line, load and temperature.
The LT3050 provides several diagnostic and safety functions. A single resistor at the
IMAX pin programs current limit, accurate to ±5% over the full input voltage and temperature
range. Also, a single resistor at the IMIN pin programs a minimum output current detector, useful
for identifying open-circuit conditions. Furthermore, a current monitor function sources current
equal to 1/100th of output current, allowing the user to measure output current or calculate the
device’s power dissipation. A logic Fault pin asserts low if the LT3050 is in current limit,
operating below its minimum output current (open-circuit) or is in thermal shutdown. Moreover,
the LT3050’s internal protection circuitry includes reverse-battery protection, reverse-output
protection, reverse-current protection, internal default current limiting and thermal limiting.
The LT3050 operates with a very small, low cost, 2.2µF ceramic output capacitor,
optimizing stability and transient response. This tiny external capacitor can be used without the
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addition of series resistance (ESR) as is common with many other regulators. The LT3050’s
wide input and output voltage ranges, fast transient response, low quiescent current of 50µA
(operating) and <1µA (in shutdown) make it an excellent choice for active antenna supplies,
industrial power supplies, battery-powered systems requiring optimum run time, and high
reliability power supplies requiring diagnostic information and protection functions.
The LT3050EDDB & LT3050IDDB are housed in the 12-lead 2mm x 3mm DFN
package, while the LT3050EMS8E & LT3050IMS8E are available in the 12-lead thermally
enhanced MSOP package, all offering a compact footprint. Both “E” and “I” grade versions are
available from stock with an operating junction temperature of -40°C to +125°C, while the “MP”
grade operates from -55 to +125°C (MSOP package only, LT3050MPMS8E) . 1,000 piece
pricing starts at $1.55 & $1.75 each for the DFN package E and I grades, respectively, and $1.55,
$1.75 and $4.19 each for the MSOP package E, I and MP grades, respectively. For more
information, visit www.linear.com.
Photo Caption: 45VIN, 0.6VOUT 100mA Ultralow Noise LDO with Diagnostics
Summary of Features: LT3050
Output Current: 100mA
Dropout Voltage: 340mV
Input Voltage Range: 2V to 45V
Programmable Precision Current Limit: ±5%
Programmable Minimum IOUT Detector
Output Current Monitor: 1/100th of IOUT
Fault Indicator: Current Limit, Minimum IOUT or Thermal Limit
Low Noise: 30µVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
Adjustable Output (VREF = VOUT(MIN) = 0.6V)
Reference Soft Start Capability Prevents Output Voltage Turn-on Overshoot
Output Tolerance: ±2% Over Line, Load and Temperature
Stable with Low ESR, Ceramic Output Capacitors (2.2µF minimum)
Shutdown Current: <1µA
Reverse Battery and Reverse Current Protection
Thermal Limit Protection
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• 12-Lead 2mm × 3mm DFN & MSOP 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,
µModule® 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.
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