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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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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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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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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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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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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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