1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar

Solutions Search - Step-Down (Buck) Regulators

Dual Channel 42V, 4A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 with 6.2μA Quiescent Current

Walker Bai - Applications Enginneer Nov 14th 2017
Design Note DN10477: Introduction The LT®8650S 42V, dual channel, 4A, synchronous Silent Switcher®2 regulator features a wide input voltage range of 3V to 42V, ideal for automotive, industrial and other stepdown applications. Its quiescent current is only 6.2μA, with the outputs in regulation, a critical feature ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

Cool Running, 144W, 4 × 40A μModule POL Regulator

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products
Yan Liang - Applications Engineer
Oct 24th 2017
Design Note DN569: Introduction The LTM®4636 is a 40A-capable μModule® regulator featuring 3D packaging technology, or component-on-package (CoP) to keep it cool—see Figure 1. The body of the device is an overmolded 16mm × 16mm × 1.91mm BGA package with an inductor stacked on top to expose it to ...

Blog Post 

 

Simple Power Backup Supply for a 3.3V Rail

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer Aug 8th 2017
Design Note DN565: Introduction Data loss is a concern in telecom, industrial and automotive applications where embedded systems require a dependable supply of power. Sudden power interruptions can corrupt data during read and write operations performed by hard drives and flash memory. Designers often use batteries, capacitors ...

Blog Post 

 

High Efficiency Solar MPPT Battery Charger Using LT8611 and AD5245

Perry Faubert - FAE Jul 10th 2017
Introduction Outdoor applications that use solar panels in the range of a few watts often use a microcontroller-based MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)  function to extract the maximum power available over the full range of environmental operating conditions. Many microcontroller-based MPPT solutions designed for ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

Low EMI Power Solutions and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer May 30th 2017
Low EMI Solutions and ElectromagneticCompatibility (EMC) Standards Many Linear Technology Power Products are compliant to a specific electromagnetic compatibility standard. The most commonly referenced standards are EN 55022, CISPR 22 Class B, FCC Part 15 Class B, and CISPR 25. When testing a power solution, there ...

Blog Post 

 

60V Low IQ, Dual Output Synchronous Step-Down Controller with Adjustable Gate Drive

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer Mar 31st 2017
Design Note 562: Introduction The LTC®3892 is a dual output synchronous buck controller featuring a wide input voltage range of 4.5V to 60V and an output voltage of 0.8V to 99% of VIN. The combination of the LTC3892’s built-in FET drivers and external FETs yield high efficiency and high power capability, up to 97% ...

Blog Post 

 

Low Noise Power Supplies Come in Many Flavors: Part 3 - Buck Converters

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Tim Sourdif - Senior Design Engineer
Mar 23rd 2017
In Part 1 of the series, we looked at linear regulators for lowest output noise performance. In Part 2, charge pump solutions with integrated post linear regulators we highlighted. In these previous examples, circuit efficiency was a lower priority. But what if low output voltage noise and high efficiency are both desired? ...

Blog Post 

 

High Efficiency, 15V Rail-to-Rail Output Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Can Source or Sink 5A

Tim Kozono - Applications Engineer Jan 23rd 2017
Design Note 560: Introduction The LTC®3623 is a high efficiency, monolithic synchronous step-down regulator capable of sourcing or sinking up to 5A of continuous output current from an input voltage range of 4V to 15V. Its compact 3mm × 5mm QFN package incorporates an abundance of features including a low EMI Silent ...

Blog Post 

 

Switch Mode Power Supply Current Sensing - Part 3: Current Sensing Methods

Henry Zhang - Applications Engineering Manager
Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Nov 22nd 2016
The three commonly employed current sensing methods for switch mode power supplies are: are using a sense resistor, using the MOSFET RDS(ON) and using the DC resistance (DCR) of the inductor. Each method offers advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when selecting one method over another.  Sense Resistor ...

Blog Post LTpowerCAD LTspice 

 

Switch Mode Power Supply Current Sensing - Part 1: The Basics

Henry Zhang - Applications Engineering Manager
Mike Shriver - Senior Applications Engineer
Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Nov 20th 2016
Current mode control is widely used for switching mode power supplies due to its high reliability, simple loop compensation design, and simple and reliable load sharing capability. The current sense signal is an essential part of a current mode switch mode power supply design; it is used to regulate the output and also provides ...

Blog Post 

 

60V Input Monolithic Converter Powers Critical Circuits without Supercaps or Other Additional Components

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer Nov 15th 2016
Design Note DN1040: Introduction The LTC3649 is a monolithic step-down regulator capable of operating from an input voltage range of 3.1V to 60V, and efficiently producing a (single) resistorprogrammable output voltage at up to 4A of output current. These features alone make it a compelling industrial or automotive supply for ...

Blog Post 

 

Hybrid Wide Dimming Ratio Linear LED Current Controller Using LT8614 & LT3083/LT6015

Tom Mosteller - Field Applications Engineer Oct 17th 2016
Many applications for LED illumination require wide dimming ratios. This can be accomplished simply via an adjustable current source as show below.  The current source can be varied by a number of different means, and a large LED current range can be achieved. The primary problem with this technique is that the power dissipation ...

Blog Post Circuit LTspice 

 

6A Monolithic Synchronous DC/DC Step-Down Converter with Digital Power System Management

Haoran Wu - Applications Engineer Aug 10th 2016
Design Note 554: Introduction Digital Power System Management (PSM) controllers usually target high current point-of-load (POL) applications. Lower current applications, with up to 6A load current, can also benefit from PSM features. The LTC®3815 is a 6A monolithic synchronous stepdown converter with digital power monitoring ...

Blog Post 

 

95% Efficient at 2MHz 42V Sync Buck

Jun 24th 2016
Linear Technology’s family of high voltage synchronous step-down DC/DC switching regulators offer up to 95% efficiency. Switching at 2MHz, these low EMI parts utilize the Silent Switcher technology. Other features include spread spectrum frequency modulation, ultra-low quiescent current and are available with single, dual, ...

Blog Post 

 

60V, 4A Synchronous Monolithic Step-Down Regulator Has Rail-to Rail Operation

Apr 5th 2016
Design Note 550: Introduction The LTC3649 is a high efficiency synchronous monolithic step-down regulator, which integrates top and bottom N-channel MOSFETs on the die. This regulator features a wide input voltage range, 3.1V to 60V, and a wide output voltage range from 0V to (VIN − 0.5V). This extremely wide range of ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

Powering Altera Arria 10 FPGA and Arria 10 SoC: Tested and Verified Power Management Solutions

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products Feb 19th 2016
Design Note DN549: Introduction FPGA development kits allow system developers to evaluate an FPGA without having to design a complete system. Figures 1 and 2 show Altera’s new 20nm Arria 10 FPGAs and Arria 10 SoCs (System-on-Chip) development boards. These boards are tested and verified by Altera, exemplifying best design ...

Blog Post 

 

VID Controller with Phase Extender Provides 120A Power Supply for Latest Generation of FPGAs, ASICs and Processors

Mike Shriver - Senior Applications Engineer Jan 12th 2016
DN547: Introduction The current drawn by FPGAs, ASICs and processors for high performance servers, network and computing systems continues to rise, and load currents of 100A or greater are becoming common. Meanwhile, the chip's operating voltages are dropping to 0.9V and below with tighter voltage regulation requirements. For ...

Blog Post 

 

42V High Power Density Buck Regulators in a Tiny QFN Package

Ying Cheng - Sr Apps Eng Dec 7th 2015
Design Note 1038: Introduction Power dissipation is a significant problem facing the designers of DC/DC converters in industrial and automotive applications, where high currents are required, but space is limited. It is possible to produce a highly efficient regulator from high performance discrete components, but expense and ...

Blog Post 

 

Ultrathin Dual 2.5A or Single 5A μModule Regulator Fits on the Backside of PCBs, Allowing Space on the Topside for Digital ICs

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products
Sam Young - Applications Engineer
Nov 23rd 2015
Design Note 546: Introduction The top side of a typical system board, such as a PCIe card, is densely populated with FPGAs/ASICs/ microprocessors, transceivers, connectors, memory ICs and DC/DC regulators, while the backside is often unused. This is a common side effect of the significant difference in top vs back side height ...

Blog Post 

 

Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation Reduces EMI

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Greg Zimmer - Senior Product Marketing Engineer
Nov 4th 2015
Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) are terms that pertain to energy from electrically charged particles and the associated magnetic fields that can potentially interfere with circuit performance and signal transmissions. With the proliferation of wireless ...

Blog Post 

 

42V Quad Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with 30μA Quiescent Current

Zhongming Ye - Applications Engineer Sep 21st 2015
Design Note 544: Introduction Industrial and automotive applications require robust, easy-to-use, compact DC/DC converters to produce a variety of low voltage power supplies. The LT8602 monolithic quad synchronous step-down converter in a 6mm × 6mm package is capable of providing four outputs from a wide input range of ...

Blog Post 

 

Signal Level Shifting with μModule Regulator for Positive-to-Negative Inverting Appliications

Sam Young - Applications Engineer Sep 3rd 2015
Introduction Linear μModule regulators are perfect for point-of-load supplies because their easy-to-drop-in, compact, all-in-one design. They fit tight spaces with minimal engineering effort—only a few components are required in addition to the µModule package itself. Any step-down µModule ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

Positive to Negative Converter with Variable Output Using LTC3630 and LT6015/LT6016

Philip Lane - Field Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Sep 1st 2015
There was a window of time in the 1950s and early ’60s when negative voltage rails were commonplace, when germanium PNP transistors were prevalent—like those used in an old “transistor radio”, now worth a fortune on Ebay. Nowadays, NPN transistors are more prevalent, since they basically work ...

Blog Post Circuit LTspice 

 

Data Backup Solution for 1mm, Low Profile Industrial Applications

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer Aug 25th 2015
Introduction Data backup and retention during a power interruption is required in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, where emergency backup power supplies (such as a UPS) may be unfeasible. For example, a vehicle may need to transmit geographical coordinates and the vehicle ID during an abrupt battery ...

Blog Post 

 

Robust 140V VIN, 400mA Step-Down Regulator for Industrial, Telecom and Automotive Environments

Mike Shriver - Senior Applications Engineer Aug 20th 2015
Design Note 543: Introduction The LTC®7138 is a 400mA step-down regulator that can operate over an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, ideal for industrial, telecom, automotive and other applications subject to harsh line transients. Due to the regulator’s hysteretic architecture, no external compensation is required. ...

Blog Post 

 

Dual 9A, Step-Down μModule Regulator with Digital Power System Management

Jian Li - Applications Engineering Section Leader
Yingyi Yan - Application Engineer
Marvin Macairan - Associate Applications Engineer
Jul 16th 2015
Design Note 542: Introduction The LTM4675 is a dual 9A or single 18A step-down μModule® (micromodule) DC/DC regulator featuring remote configurability and telemetry monitoring of power system management (PSM) parameters over PMBus—an open standard I2C-based digital interface protocol. Its 6mm × 11.9mm × ...

Blog Post 

 

Linduino PSM

Michael Jones - Applications Engineer Mar 12th 2015
While many engineers use a dongle and tools to configure Power System Management devices via PMBus, a growing number of designs are adding Board Management Controllers, or connecting their PMBus to an existing microcontroller or application processer. At LTC, the dongle/tool option is comprised of a DC1613 and LTpowerPlay, and ...

Blog Post Linduino 

 

LTC3890 & LTC4000 60V Input DC/DC Power Supply with Battery Backup

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Feb 27th 2015
Introduction Circuitry presented in this article can be very useful for designing compact power supplies and extremely beneficial for system functioning in conditions of input power interruptions. The presented solution can be embedded into uninterruptible power systems or small standalone modules. It can be successfully employed ...

Blog Post Circuit LTspice 

 

LTC3810 - High Efficiency Switching Surge Stopper

David Burgoon - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Feb 23rd 2015
The LTC®3810 high efficiency input limiter protects its load from excessive input voltage. At normal input voltages (<60V), it operates open loop at a very high duty cycle (>95%) to pass the input to the output at up to 5A with minimal voltage drop. When the input rises to an undesirable point (up to 75V), the ...

Blog Post Circuit LTspice 

 

17V Input, Dual 1A Output Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with Ultralow Quiescent Current

Haoran Wu - Applications Engineer Feb 13th 2015
Design Note DN537: Introduction The LTC®3622 dual 1A synchronous monolithic stepdown regulator enables compact, high efficiency supplies for battery powered systems and portable devices as well as general purpose point-of-load regulation. The tiny 14-pin, 3mm × 4mm DFN package takes input voltages from 2.7V to 17V, ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

High Efficiency 100mA Synchronous Buck Converter with Wide Input Range from 4V to 150V

Charlie Zhao - Applications Eng Sep 17th 2014
Introduction The wide 4V to 150V input range of the LTC®3639 stepdown DC/DC converter allows automotive, avionics and distributed power systems to: Cover extensive transient requirements Enable multiple wide-ranging input power sources, such as a high voltage DC bus with a low voltage battery backup Create a ...

Blog Post LTspice 

 

High Efficiency 6-Phase 80A Step-Down Regulator using LTM4630 (x3)

Haoran Wu - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Jul 31st 2014
The LTM®4630 is a dual 18A or single 36A output switching mode step-down DC/DC μModule® (micromodule) regulator. Included in the package are the switching controllers, power FETs, inductors, and all supporting components. Operating from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 15V, the LTM4630 supports two outputs each with ...

Blog Post Circuit LTspice 

 

LTC Power System Management Tips for Success

Michael Petersen - Design Section Leader Jul 28th 2014
Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of Linear Technology's Power System Management (PSM) products by using them the way they were intended.  Follow these rules to stay out of trouble. Rule #1: When Sharing is Good a) Always connect SHARE_CLK pins together. This keeps all LTC PSM devices on a common ...

Blog Post LTpowerPlay 

 

TechClip Videos – Real, Repeatable Performance

Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules Jun 23rd 2014
With the advent of internet services like YouTube, product videos have become an important means for manufacturers to demonstrate the capabilities of their wares to customers, consumers and businesses alike. However, much like the products themselves, the quality and content of all product videos is not the same. Inspired by ...

Blog Post 

 

Dual Phase Buck Controller Drives High Density 1.2V/60A Supply with Submilliohm DCR Sensing

Mike Shriver - Senior Applications Engineer May 30th 2014
Introduction Designers of low output voltage rails for communication, networking, server and industrial systems are challenged to achieve greater load currents and higher efficiency in diminishing board space. The LTC®3774 dual output buck controller eases this burden by interfacing easily with DrMOS devices, providing ...

Blog Post 

 

10A μModule Step-Down Regulator with Advanced Input and Load Protection

Yan Liang - Applications Engineer May 7th 2014
Introduction Bus voltage surges pose a danger not only to the DC/DC converter, but also to the load. Traditional overvoltage protection schemes involving a fuse are not necessarily fast enough, nor dependable enough to protect loads such as FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors. A better solution is to accurately and quickly detect ...

Blog Post 

 

LTM8050 TechClips - 58V, 2A Step-Down μModule Regulator

Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules
Dong Wang - Applications Engineer
Apr 30th 2014
Inverting (Negative) Outputs With a relatively wide input voltage and output voltage range, the LTM8050 is well suited for Inverting applications when a negative output voltage is desired. Watch the LTM8050 deliver a -12V output at 1.5A from a 24V Input with 83% efficiency and just a 54°C temperature rise over ambient. Highly ...

Blog Post Video 

 

The Low Output Voltage Ripple Zeta DC/DC Converter Topology

Mathew Wich - Design Section Leader
Fu Sun - Design Engineer
Apr 28th 2014
In the world of switching DC/DC converters the Zeta topology is a lesser known relative of the SEPIC topology. Both converters provide a positive output voltage that can be greater than, equal to or less than VIN while avoiding the complexity and cost of a buck-boost converter. The Zeta converter however, has the advantage of ...

Blog Post 

 

LTM4644 TechClips - Efficiency and Thermal Performance

Sam Young - Applications Engineer
Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules
Apr 13th 2014
The LTM4644 is a quad 4A step-down µModule regulator configurable as a quad, triple, dual or single output power supply in a small 9 x 15 x 5.01mm BGA. The high number of output options available in one package caters to the needs of FPGAs, ASICs and image sensors. Configured as a quad output, observe how the LTM4644 delivers ...

Blog Post Video 

 

LTM4624 TechClips - Efficiency, Thermal and Load Transient Performance

Sam Young - Applications Engineer
Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules
Apr 13th 2014
The LTM4624 is a 4A step-down µModule regulator in a tiny 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01mm package. Requiring just two 1206 case size ceramic capacitors and a 0603 resistor for operation, the LTM4624 step-down solution requires less than one square centimeter on a single sided PCB. Watch the LTM4624 deliver greater than 80% efficiency ...

Blog Post Video 

 

How to Probe the Switch Node of a μModule Regulator

Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules Mar 4th 2014
A common step in verifying if a power management circuit functions properly is to probe the switch node. But how does one perform that task on a power µModule regulator since the switch node is often not accessible? Using the LTM4611 as an example, Alan Chern explains how starting at the 42 second mark in this video he ...

Blog Post Video 

 

LTM4620 TechClips - Dual 13A or Single 26A DC/DC μModule Regulator

Mar 4th 2014
LTM4620 Current Sharing Two LTM4620 µModule regulators sharing current during start up, steady state and shut down.   LTM4620 Efficiency With 20V input and 1.2V output, the efficiency is measured across a range of load current. At 100A load current, the efficiency is measured at 83%.     LTM4620 ...

Blog Post Video 

 

Dual 13A μModule Regulator with Digital Interface for Remote Monitoring & Control of Power

Jan 15th 2014
Digital Power System Management: Set, Monitor, Change and Log Power Managing power and implementing flexibility in a high rail count circuit board can be challenging, requiring hands-on probing with digital voltmeters and oscilloscopes, and often rework of PCB components. To simplify power management, especially from a remote ...

Blog Post LTpowerPlay LTspice 

 

Reduce EMI and Improve Efficiency with Silent Switcher Designs

Christian Kueck Dec 17th 2013
Switching regulators replace linear regulators in areas where low heat dissipation and efficiency are valued. The switching regulator is typically the first active component on the input power bus line, and therefore has a significant impact on the EMI performance of the complete converter circuit. Modern input filter components ...

Blog Post 

 

LTM4611 TechClips - Ultralow VIN, 15A DC/DC μModule Regulator

Jason Sekanina - Power Module Design Engineer Nov 5th 2013
15A High Efficiency Output from a Low Input Voltage The LTM4611 is a switch mode, step-down DC/DC μModule® regulator in a compact 15mm × 15mm × 4.32mm LGA surfacemount package. The switching controller, MOSFETs, inductor and supporting components are housed in the package. With a built-in differential remote ...

Blog Post Video 

 

Versatile Industrial Power Supply Takes High Voltage Input and Yields from Eight 1A to Two 4A Outputs

Martin Merchant - Sr. Applications Engineer Nov 1st 2013
Introduction Today’s industrial electronic systems contain many of the same components as consumer electronics— microcontrollers, FPGAs, system-on-chip ASICs and other electronics—requiring multiple low voltage rails at widely varied load currents. Industrial applications can also demand a pushbutton interface, ...

Blog Post 

 

Bench Comparison of Two Overvoltage Protection (Crowbar) Methods: MOSFET vs. Silicon Controlled Rectifier

Jason Sekanina - Power Module Design Engineer
Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules
Oct 10th 2013
Introduction As electronic sub-systems play a significant role in the reliable and safe operation of the overall product, adding an overvoltage protection circuit around the DC/DC step-down regulator may be advisable to prevent damage to the latest digital logic processors considering their absolute maximum voltage (<2V ...

Blog Post 

 

36V Input, Low Output Noise, 5A μModule Regulator for Precision Data Acquisition Systems

Jaino Parasseril - Applications Engineer Sep 1st 2013
Introduction Low output noise, fast transient response and high efficiency are just a few of the stringent power supply demands made by applications featuring high data rate FPGA I/O channels and high bit count data converters. The power supply designer faces the difficult task of meeting all of these requirements with as few ...

Blog Post 

 

High Performance Single Phase DC/DC Controller with Power System Management

Yi Sun - Applications Engineer Aug 1st 2013
Design Note 517: Introduction The LTC®3883 is a single phase synchronous stepdown DC/DC controller featuring a PMBus interface for digital control and monitoring of key regulator parameters. It has integrated MOSFET gate drivers and can function either standalone or in a digitally managed system with other Linear Technology ...

Blog Post 

 

Prevent Your Next High Flying Product Launch From Being Grounded

Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules May 7th 2013
A small investment in over-voltage protection for high value FPGAs, ASICs, and micro processors could pay dividends in reliability, safety and warranty costs The widening gap between the 24V-28V intermediate bus commonly found in industrial, aerospace and defense systems and the input supply voltages of modern digital processors ...

Blog Post 

 

LTM8028 TechClips - 36VIN, UltraFast, Low Output Noise 5A μModule Regulator

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products May 1st 2013
The LTM8028 is a 1mV output ripple μModule (micromodule) regulator designed to power data converters and high speed transceivers. The low output ripple minimizes random jitter in high speed data transceivers for superior bit error rate (BER) performance. When powering an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), tests showed a 13dB ...

Blog Post Video 

 

The Right Power Supply Can Simplify Automotive ECU Design

Christian Kueck Apr 30th 2013
In my last entry, I boiled down the design of automotive electronic modules or ECUs to the ability to meet three essential requirements: Can handle high voltage situations like load dumps or double-battery jumps. Can ride-through low voltage cold crank conditions Draw minimal current in standby conditions, a.k.a. low quiescent ...

Blog Post 

 

65V, 500mA Step-Down Converter Fits Easily into Automotive and Industrial Applications

Charlie Zhao - Applications Eng Mar 1st 2013
Introduction The trend in automobiles and industrial systems is to replace mechanical functions with electronics, thus multiplying the number of microcontrollers, signal processors, sensors and other electronic devices throughout. The issue is that 24V truck electrical systems and industrial equipment use relatively high voltages ...

Blog Post 

 

LTM4641 TechClips - Efficiency, Output Overvoltage Protection, Overcurrent Protection and More

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products Feb 6th 2013
The LTM4641 is a 4.5V to 38V input, 0.6V to 6V output, 10A step-down μModule® regulator with comprehensive electrical and thermal protection for loads such as processors, ASICs and high-end FPGAs. The LTM4641 μModule regulator monitors input voltage, output voltage and temperature conditions. If any user-adjustable ...

Blog Post Video 

 

20V, 2.5A Monolithic Synchronous Buck SWITCHER+ with Input Current, Output Current and Temperature Sensing/Limiting Capabilities

Tom Gross - Applications Engineer Feb 1st 2013
Introduction The LTC®3626 synchronous buck regulator with current and temperature monitoring is the first of Linear’s SWITCHER+™ line of monolithic regulators. It is a high efficiency, monolithic synchronous step-down switching regulator capable of delivering a maximum output current of 2.5A from an input voltage ...

Blog Post 

 

1.5A Rail-to-Rail Output Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Adjusts with a Single Resistor

Jeff Zhang - Design Engineer Sep 1st 2012
Introduction A new regulator architecture the LTC3600 (first introduced with the LT3080 linear regulator) has wider output range and better regulation than traditional regulators. Using a precision 50μA current source and a voltage follower, the output is adjustable from “0V” to close to VIN. Normally, the lowest ...

Blog Post 

 

Dual Controller Provides 2μs Step Response and 92% Efficiency for 1.5V Rails

Mike Shriver - Senior Applications Engineer Aug 1st 2012
Introduction The LTC®3838 is a dual output, dual phase buck controller that employs a controlled constant on-time, valley current mode architecture to provide fast load step response, high switching frequency and low duty cycle capability. The switching frequency range is 200kHz to 2MHz—its phase-locked loop keeps ...

Blog Post 

 

42V, 2.5A Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with 2.5μA Quiescent Current

Walker Bai - Applications Enginneer Jul 1st 2012
Introduction The LT®8610 and LT8611 are 42V, 2.5A synchronous step-down regulators that meet the stringent high input voltage and low output voltage requirements of automotive, industrial and communications applications. To minimize external components and solution size, the top and bottom power switches are integrated ...

Blog Post