LTC4226 - Wide Operating Range Dual Hot Swap Controller

Features

  • Allows Safe Board Insertion into Live Backplane
  • Selectable Current Limit and Dual-Rate Timer Accommodate Load Surges
  • Fast Response Limits Peak Fault Current
  • Wide Operating Voltage Range: 4.5V to 44V
  • Optional Auto-Retry or Latchoff after Overcurrent Fault
  • High Side Drive for External N-Channel MOSFET
  • Allows Parallel Power Paths for High Current Applications
  • Available in 16-Pin QFN (3mm × 3mm) and MSOP Packages

Typical Application

LTC4226 Typical Application
LTC4226 Typical Application

Description

The LTC4226 dual Hot Swap™ controller allows two power paths to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane or powered connector. Using N-channel pass transistors, supply voltages ranging from 4.5V to 44V are ramped up at an adjustable rate.

Three selectable ratios of current limit to circuit breaker threshold accommodate noisy loads and momentary high peak currents without interruption, while a dual-rate fault timer protects the MOSFET from extended output overcurrent events. FAULT outputs indicate the circuit breaker status.The LTC4226-1 remains off after a fault while the LTC4226-2 automatically retries after a 0.5s delay.

The LTC4226 can also be configured as a bidirectional current limiter/circuit breaker. For high current applications, two channels may be configured as parallel power paths.

Packaging

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

QFN-16, MS-16

LTC4226 Package Drawing
LTC4226 Package Drawing

Order Info

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Pins Temp Price (1-99) Price (1k)* RoHS Data
LTC4226CMS-1#PBF MSOP 16 C $4.43 $3.10 View
LTC4226CMS-1#TRPBF MSOP 16 C $3.16 View
LTC4226CMS-2#PBF MSOP 16 C $4.43 $3.10 View
LTC4226CMS-2#TRPBF MSOP 16 C $3.16 View
LTC4226CUD-1#PBF QFN 16 C $4.43 $3.10 View
LTC4226CUD-1#TRPBF QFN 16 C $3.16 View
LTC4226CUD-2#PBF QFN 16 C $4.43 $3.10 View
LTC4226CUD-2#TRPBF QFN 16 C $3.16 View
LTC4226IMS-1#PBF MSOP 16 I $5.09 $3.57 View
LTC4226IMS-1#TRPBF MSOP 16 I $3.63 View
LTC4226IMS-2#PBF MSOP 16 I $5.09 $3.57 View
LTC4226IMS-2#TRPBF MSOP 16 I $3.63 View
LTC4226IUD-1#PBF QFN 16 I $5.09 $3.57 View
LTC4226IUD-1#TRPBF QFN 16 I $3.63 View
LTC4226IUD-2#PBF QFN 16 I $5.09 $3.57 View
LTC4226IUD-2#TRPBF QFN 16 I $3.63 View
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* The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Linear Technology sales office or authorized distributor.

Demo Boards

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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1627A-A LTC4226CUD-1 Demoboard : Dual Hot Swap Controller with Latch Off $75.00
DC1627A-B LTC4226CUD-2 Demoboard : Dual Hot Swap Controller with Auto-Retry $75.00
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Applications

  • Apple FireWire/IEEE 1394
  • Disk Drives
  • Rugged 12V, 24V Applications
  • Hot Board/Connector Insertion
  • Uni/Bidirectional Current Limiter/Circuit Breaker

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