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LT3759 Wide Vin, 48V @ >100mA Output Boost Converter that Works Down to 1.6V

Christopher Jarboe - Associate Applications Engineer Oct 3rd 2016
The LT®3759 is a wide input range, current mode, DC/DC controller which is capable of regulating either positive or negative output voltages from a single feedback pin. It can be configured as a boost, SEPIC or inverting converter. An internal LDO regulator draws power from VIN or DRIVE to provide up to a 4.75V supply for ...

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LTspice SOAtherm Support for PCB and Heat Sink Thermal Models

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Sep 1st 2016
The SOAtherm model distributed with LTspice software and simplifies Hot Swap and Surge Stopper designs by verifying directly within a circuit simulation that a particular MOSFET’s Safe Operating Area (SOA) is not exceeded. This article assumes a basic understanding of the SOAtherm model. If you are not familiar with SOAtherm, ...

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LTspice: Using Time-Dependent Exponential Sources to Model Transients

Mitchell Lee - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
May 15th 2016
When working with Surge Stoppers or Hot Swap Controllers, occasionally there is a need to simulate a circuit's behavior with a specified voltage or current transient. These transients are usually modeled using a double exponential waveform characterized by a peak voltage, a rise time (usually 10%–90%), a fall time to 50% ...

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Achieving Low On-Resistance with Guaranteed SOA in High Current Hot Swap Applications

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Jul 29th 2015
Introduction The requirement for live insertion and removal in high current backplane applications demands MOSFETs that exhibit both low on-resistance during steady state operation and high Safe Operating Area (SOA) for transient conditions. Often, modern MOSFETs optimized for low on-resistance are unsuitable for high SOA Hot ...

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LTC4218 12V / 100A Hot Swap Design for Server Farms

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Mar 18th 2015
Cultivate reliability on the farm with a properly designed Hot Swap circuit. Introduction As data centers servicing the cloud grow in speed and capacity, backplane supplies are called on to deliver currents that push the performance boundaries of Hot Swap™ components. Hot Swap solutions allow boards to be inserted and ...

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LTC4226 Parallel MOSFETs in Hot Swap Circuits

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Mar 13th 2015
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Introduction While it is often desirable, and sometimes absolutely critical, to use multiple parallel MOSFETs in Hot Swap™ circuits, careful analysis of Safe Operating Area (SOA) is essential. Each additional parallel MOSFET added to a circuit improves the voltage drop, power loss, and ...

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LTspice: SOAtherm Tutorial

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Oct 8th 2014
Verifying that a Hot Swap design does not exceed the capabilities of a MOSFET is a challenge at high power levels. Fortunately, thermal behavior and SOA may be modeled in circuit simulators such as LTspice IV® . The SOAtherm-NMOS symbol included in LTspice contains a collection of MOSFET thermal models developed by Linear ...

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LTC4252B-1 –48V/2.5A Hot Swap Controller

Sep 2nd 2014
The LTC®4252 negative voltage Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Output current is controlled by three stages of current limiting: a timed circuit breaker, active current limiting and a fast feedforward path that limits peak current under worst-case catastrophic ...

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LTspice: Modeling Safe Operating Area Behavior of N-channel MOSFETs

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Aug 22nd 2014
Introduction Often the most challenging aspect of Hot Swap™ circuit design is verifying that a MOSFET’s Safe Operating Area (SOA) is not exceeded. The SOAtherm tool distributed with LTspice IV® simplifies this task, allowing a circuit designer to immediately evaluate the SOA requirements of an application and ...

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LTC4211 Single Channel 5V Hot Swap Controller

Aug 4th 2014
The LTC4211 is a Hot Swap controller that allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. An internal highside switch driver controls the gate of an external N-channel MOSFET for supply voltages ranging from 2.5V to 16.5V. The LTC4211 provides soft-start and in rush current limiting during the start-up ...

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LTC4217 Single Channel 12V, 1.5A Hot Swap Controller

Aug 4th 2014
The LTC4217 is an integrated solution for Hot Swap™ applications that allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. The part integrates a Hot Swap controller, power MOSFET and current sense resistor in a single package for small form factor applications. A dedicated 12V version (LTC4217-12) contains ...

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LTC4364-1 4A, 12V Overvoltage Output Regulator with Ideal Diode Withstands 200V 1ms Transient at VIN

Aug 4th 2014
The LTC4364 surge stopper with ideal diode controller protects loads from high voltage transients. It limits and regulates the output during an overvoltage event, such as load dump in automobiles, by controlling the voltage drop across an external N-channel MOSFET pass device. The LTC4364 also includes a timed, current limited ...

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12V Distribution in μTCA Redundant Power Subsystem

Feb 28th 2011
The LTC4225 offers ideal diode and Hot Swap functions for two power rails by controlling external series connected N-channel MOSFETs. MOSFETs acting as ideal diodes replace two high power Schottky diodes and the associated heat sinks, saving power and board area. Hot Swap control MOSFETs allow boards to be safely inserted and ...

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μTCA Application Supplying 12V Power to Two μTCA Slots

Feb 28th 2011
The LTC4225 offers ideal diode and Hot Swap functions for two power rails by controlling external series connected N-channel MOSFETs. MOSFETs acting as ideal diodes replace two high power Schottky diodes and the associated heat sinks, saving power and board area. Hot Swap control MOSFETs allow boards to be safely inserted and ...

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μTCA Application Supplying 12V Payload Power to Two μTCA Slots

Oct 31st 2008
The LTC4222 Hot Swap controller allows two power paths to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using external N-channel pass transistors, board supply voltages and inrush currents are ramped up at an adjustable rate. An I2C interface and onboard ADC allows for monitoring of current, voltage and fault status ...

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AMC 2V and 3.3V Hot Swap Controller Application with Digital Monitoring

Oct 31st 2008
The LTC4222 Hot Swap controller allows two power paths to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using external N-channel pass transistors, board supply voltages and inrush currents are ramped up at an adjustable rate. An I2C interface and onboard ADC allows for monitoring of current, voltage and fault status ...

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LTC4151 Interfaces with Isolation Barrier in -48V ATCA Application

Jan 25th 2008
For negative applications, VIN is measured with respect to the GND pin and the GND pin does not have to be at 0V. The I2C isolation is required since the I2C pins are also referenced to the GND pin. For OV and UV, ADIN could be used to measure a voltage between 0V and 2.048V, and the value can be compared to an OV and/or ...

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Compact μTCA 12V and 3.3V Hot Swap Solution for Advanced Mezzanine Cards

Aug 15th 2007
The LTC4223 positive voltage Hot Swap controller allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live AMC or MicroTCA backplane. It controls the main 12V supply with an external N-channel MOSFET and the 3.3V auxiliary supply with an integrated switch. The 12V output ramp rate is adjustable and includes inrush current ...

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Dual 12V and 3.3V Hot Swap Application for Two Advanced Mezzanine Cards

Dec 1st 2006
The LTC4242 Hot Swap controller allows safe board insertion and removal for two independent slots on a PCI Express backplane. External N-channel transistors control the 12V and 3.3V supplies while integrated switches control the 3.3V auxiliary supplies. Both 12V and 3.3V supplies can be ramped up at an adjustable rate. Dual ...

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AdvancedTCA Four Fuse Monitoring Application

Aug 31st 2005
The LTC4261 negative voltage Hot Swap controllers allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using an external N-channel pass transistor, the board supply voltage can be ramped at an adjustable rate. The devices feature independently adjustable inrush current and overcurrent limits to minimize stresses ...

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AdvancedTCA with High-Side and Low-Side Ideal Diode-OR and Hot Swap Controller with I2C Current and Voltage Monitor

Aug 3rd 2004
The LTC4355 is a positive voltage ideal diode-OR controller that drives two external N-channel MOSFETs. Forming the diode-OR with N-channel MOSFETs instead of Schottky diodes reduces power consumption, heat dissipation and PC board area. ...

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Part 1: 200W -48 AdvancedTCA Hot Swap Controller with I2C Input/Output Monitoring and Power Good Watchdog

Aug 3rd 2004
The LTC4261 negative voltage Hot Swap controllers allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using an external N-channel pass transistor, the board supply voltage can be ramped at an adjustable rate. The devices feature independently adjustable inrush current and overcurrent limits to minimize stresses ...

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LT4256 48V, 2A Hot Swap Controller

Jan 27th 2004
The LT4256-1are high voltage Hot Swap controllers that allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. An internal driver drives an external N-channel MOSFET switch to control supply voltages ranging from 10.8V to 80V. The LT4256-1 latches off until the UV pin is cycled low. ...

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Part 2: 200W -48 AdvancedTCA Hot Swap Controller with I2C Input/Output Monitoring and Power Good Watchdog

Oct 7th 2002
The LTC4261 negative voltage Hot Swap controllers allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using an external N-channel pass transistor, the board supply voltage can be ramped at an adjustable rate. The devices feature independently adjustable inrush current and overcurrent limits to minimize stresses ...

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200W AdvancedTCA Hot Swap Controller Circuit

Jul 24th 2001
The LTC4252 negative voltage Hot Swap controller allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Output current is controlled by three stages of current limiting: a timed circuit breaker, active current limiting and a fast feedforward path that limits peak current under worst-case catastrophic fault conditions. ...

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