LTC3255 - Wide VIN Range Fault Protected 50mA Step-Down Charge Pump
- Input Voltage Range: 4V to 48V
- Adjustable Regulated Output: 2.4V to 12.5V
- Output Current: 50mA Maximum
- 16μA Quiescent Current in Regulation at No Load
- Input Fault Protection from –52V to 60V
- Multimode Charge Pump (2:1, 1:1) with Automatic Mode Switching Maintains Regulation Over Wide VIN Range
- Input Voltage Shunt Mode for Current-Fed Applications
- Power Good Output
- Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
- Operating Junction Temperature: 150°C Maximum
- Thermally Enhanced 10-Lead MSOP and 10-Lead (3mm × 3mm) DFN packages
The LTC®3255 is a switched-capacitor step-down DC/DC converter that produces a regulated output (2.4V to 12.5V adjustable) from a 4V to 48V input. In applications where the input voltage exceeds twice the output voltage, 2:1 capacitive charge pumping extends output current capability beyond input supply current limits. At no load, Burst Mode® operation cuts VIN quiescent current to 16μA.
With its integrated VIN shunt regulator, the LTC3255 excels in 4mA to 20mA current loop applications. The device enables current multiplication; a 4mA input current can power a 7.4mA load continuously. Alternatively, the LTC3255 serves as a higher efficiency replacement for linear regulators and provides a space-saving inductorfree alternative to buck DC/DC converters.
The LTC3255 withstands reverse-polarity input supplies and output short-circuits without damage. Safety features including current limit and overtemperature protection further enhance robustness. The LTC3255 is available in thermally enhanced 10-lead MSOP and low profile 3mm × 3mm 10-lead DFN packages.
PackagingFor complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page
- Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Please contact LTC marketing for information on lead based finish parts.
- Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
- Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details
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|DC2041A||LTC3255EMSE Demo Board | -52V/60V Fault-Protected Step-Down Charge Pump, 4V ≤ VIN ≤ 48V, Vout = 2.5V/3.3V/5V/12V/Adj @ 50mA||$100.00|
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