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Linear Technology Video Collection

Low Voltage Power Supplies

Robert Dobkin - Chief Technical Officer Jun 9th 2016
In this video, Linear Technology Co-founder and CTO Bob Dobkin discusses low voltage power supplies less than half a volt. Most of today's power supplies have a reference of 0.6 volts, which means the output voltage must be greater than 0.6 volts. Several years ago, Linear Technology pioneered a new type of current source ...

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Linear Technology Rings in NASDAQ to Commemorate 30th Anniversary

Jun 1st 2016
Linear Technology presided over the NASDAQ opening bell to commemorate Linear’s 30th anniversary as a public company on the NASDAQ and its 35th anniversary since its founding. Presiding over the bell ringing were Executive Chairman and Co-founder Bob Swanson; Chief Executive Officer Lothar Maier; and Don Zerio, Vice ...

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LTC3895 150VIN, Synchronous Step-Down Controller with 40μA Iq - Video Product Brief

Bruce Haug - Product Marketing Engineer May 16th 2016
  The LTC®3895 is a high performance step-down switching regulator DC/DC controller that drives an all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stage that can operate from input voltages up to 140V (150V abs max). A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 850kHz. The ...

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Buck-Boost DC/DC Converter with Intelligent PowerPath

James Noon - Applications Engineering Section Leader May 16th 2016
The LTC3118 combines a low-loss PowerPath controller with a single inductor buck-boost converter, resulting in a compact platform for multiple input designs. The LTC3118’s unique switch architecture allows operation from higher or lower voltage on either input, to a regulated output voltage. The wide input/output voltage ...

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Reliable Wireless Sensor Network Streamlines Manufacturing Operations

Ross Yu - Dust Networks Product Marketing Manager May 16th 2016
SmartMesh IP embedded wireless mesh networks deliver >99.999% data reliability and ultra-low power in rugged, industrial environments. In their Silicon Valley semiconductor wafer facility, Linear Technology uses a SmartMesh IP wireless sensor network to streamline manufacturing operations—monitoring gas cylinder levels ...

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Low Iq Surge Stopper for High Reliability Current Sensitive Applications

Hamza Salman Afzal - Applications Engineer Apr 26th 2016
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage transients is an essential part of any system, be it automotive, industrial, avionic or battery-powered portable applications. Linear Technology offers a wide variety of solutions for these applications with the Surge Stopper family. LTC4380 is the exciting new member ...

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60V, 4A Monolithic Buck Regulator w/ Rail-to-Rail Programmable Output and Integrated Current Monitoring

Steve Zhou - Senior Design Engineer Apr 12th 2016
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a high voltage buck regulator with a complete feature set that allows for ease of use in a variety of applications.  The output voltage can be programmed with one resistor from ISET to GND, or it can be programmed directly with a voltage on the ISET pin.  The ...

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LTspice: Behavioral Voltage Sources

Simon Bramble - Field Applications Engineer Apr 4th 2016
Nearly all circuits that you simulate need a voltage source of some kind. In LTspice, the humble voltage source rarely gets to demonstrate its true capabilities. This video will help you learn some of the undiscovered talents of the LTspice voltage source. In this video we’ll explore the power of the behavioural voltage ...

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Voltage Reference: Performance Plus Features

Brendan Whelan - Design Manager Mar 28th 2016
Demand for higher performance in mixed-signal circuits requires ever-better voltage references. But the highest-performance references of yesterday aren’t suitable, as they are generally simple products with few additional features. With the development of high-performance bandgap references, plus improvements in process ...

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5W Full Bridge AutoResonant Transmitter IC Simplifies Wireless Power Design

Eko Lisuwandi - Senior Design Engineer Mar 28th 2016
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult or impossible to use a connector to deliver power. Examples include products that need to operate in harsh environments or need to be cleaned or sterilized as well as products that are simply too small for a connector. However, integrated solutions for the transmitter ...

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LTC2876/LTC2877 ±60V Profibus-DP Transceivers - Video Product Brief

Chris Gobok - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 21st 2016
The LTC®2876 and LTC2877 are PROFIBUS RS485 transceivers designed to meet the test specifications for PROFIBUS-DP masters and PROFIBUS-DP slaves, fully compatible with IEC 61158-2, type 3: medium attachment unit (MAU). With operation up to 20Mbps, the LTC2876/ LTC2877 supports all PROFIBUS data rates up to 12Mbps. The ...

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LTC7851/-1 Quad Output, Step-Down Voltage Mode DC/DC Controller with Accurate Current Sharing - Video Product Brief

Bruce Haug - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 17th 2016
   The LTC®7851/LTC7851-1 are quad output multiphase synchronous step-down switching regulator controllers that employ a constant frequency voltage mode architecture. They maintain excellent current balance between channels when paralleled with their internal current sharing loop. Lossless DCR or a low value ...

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LTpowerCAD: Power Design Summary

Maurizio Pogliani - Field Applications Engineer Mar 11th 2016
The LTpowerCAD is a design tool program that simplifies power supply design. Unlike conventional simulation tools, the LTpowerCAD guides a user through a power supply design via a set of steps to ensure you meet your requirements. This video covers the Power Design Summary which provides a complete details that highlight your ...

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LTpowerCAD: Loop Compensation & Load Transient

Chris Gass - Field Applications Engineer Mar 11th 2016
The LTpowerCAD is a design tool program that simplifies power supply design. Unlike conventional simulation tools, the LTpowerCAD guides a user through a power supply design via a set of steps to ensure you meet your requirements. This video covers the Loop Compensation & Load Transient step which helps you optimize your ...

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LTpowerCAD: Loss Estimate & Break Down

Mats Hellberg - Field Applications Engineer Mar 11th 2016
The LTpowerCAD is a design tool program that simplifies power supply design. Unlike conventional simulation tools, the LTpowerCAD guides a user through a power supply design via a set of steps to ensure you meet your requirements. This video covers the Loss Estimate & Break Down step which provides efficiency and losses ...

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LTpowerCAD: Power Stage Design

Robert Rynkiewicz - Field Application Engineer Mar 11th 2016
The LTpowerCAD is a design tool program that simplifies power supply design. Unlike conventional simulation tools, the LTpowerCAD guides a user through a power supply design via a set of steps to ensure you meet your requirements. This video covers the Power Stage Design step which offers a user friendly schematic interface ...

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LTpowerPlay Software-Based Power Supply Configuration and Debug Tool

Mar 8th 2016
Linear Technology’s Power System Management (PSM) devices add digital PMBus/SMBus/I2C interface based control, telemetry and black-box fault recording to analog DC/DC power converters, providing high level integration, accuracy and increased reliability to your power system. The associated LTpowerPlay® GUI provides ...

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LTC3892/-1 Dual, 60VIN Micropower Synchronous Buck Controller - Video Product Brief

Bruce Haug - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 3rd 2016
The LTC®3892/LTC3892-1/LTC3892-2 is a high performance dual step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. Power loss and noise are minimized by operating the two controller output stages out-of-phase. The gate drive voltage can be programmed from 5V to 10V ...

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LTC2956 Wake-Up Timer with Pushbutton Control - Video Product Brief

Chris Gobok - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 1st 2016
The LTC®2956 is a micropower, wide input voltage range, configurable wake-up timer with pushbutton control. It periodically wakes up and turns on a connected system to perform tasks like monitoring temperature or capturing images. After completing the task, the LTC2956 turns the system off to conserve power. The wake-up ...

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LTC3877 2-Phase Synchronous Buck Controller with VID Programming & mΩ DCR Sensing - Video Product Brief

Bruce Haug - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 1st 2016
The LTC®3877 is a VID-programmable, constant frequency current mode step-down controller using an advanced and proprietary architecture. This new architecture enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal, allowing the use of very low DC resistance power inductors to maximize efficiency in high current ...

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Time Synchronization in a SmartMesh IP Network for Precise Timestamping and Control

Bill Lindsay - Field Systems Architect Feb 29th 2016
In this short video we show an LED light demo to demonstrate the time synchronization capability of a SmartMesh IP Network. The fundamental technology that holds a SmartMesh IP Network together is time synchronization. All radio communication in the network is scheduled, and every node in the network has a precise sense of ...

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24-Bit 2Msps SAR ADC with Digital Filter Simplifies Your System

Raymond Perry - Design Engineer Feb 29th 2016
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines state-of-the-art performance at a sampling rate of 2Msps with flexibility and ease of use. In this video, we will describe two unique features of this device that will allow you to greatly simplify your system. A flexible integrated digital filter makes it easy to ...

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Interfacing a 4-20mA Sensor to a SmartMesh IP Wireless Node

Aaron Schultz - Applications Manager Signal Conditioning Feb 29th 2016
4-20mA is a commonly used and deployed sensor interface in many industrial plants. Converting from a wired sense network to Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP embedded wireless sensor network is easy. ...

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Simplify Your High Voltage DC/DC Converters to Save Battery Life

Jesus Rosales - Applications Engineer Jan 21st 2016
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent current Boost/SEPIC/Inverting Converters, are specifically designed for Automotive, Industrial, Telecom and Portable applications. The LT8330 has a 1A, 60V power switch and an input range of 3-40V, while the LT8331 has a 500mA, 140V power switch and an input range ...

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LTspice: Importing and Exporting WAV & PWL Text Files

Simon Bramble - Field Applications Engineer Jan 20th 2016
Sometimes you may want to apply a voltage source to your circuit whose characteristics have been derived from an external source whether it is a WAV file or a just a list of time and voltage instances. LTspice allows you to do this and this video will highlight how to import and export WAV audio files as well as how to read ...

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High Current Hot Swap with I2C Compatible Monitoring

Josh Simonson - Design Engineer Dec 4th 2015
Hot Swap circuits are increasingly being used at power levels above 1000W. At these power levels multiple switch MOSFETs are required, but adding MOSFETs does not improve the power dissipation capability of the circuit when the current is regulated because the MOSFETs don’t inherently share current. The LTC4282 addresses ...

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Quad Buck Regulators in an Impossibly Small Space

Michael Nootbaar - Sr. Design Engineer Nov 11th 2015
Frequently, the power supply gets whatever board space is left over regardless of how impossibly small. Using Linear’s latest Quad Buck regulator, the LT8602, you can have four regulated outputs in an incredibly small space. The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an input voltage range of 3V to 42V. It ...

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60V 8-Switch Matrix LED Dimmer

Keith Szolusha - Applications Engineering Section Leader Nov 10th 2015
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive headlights. Future automotive headlight designs include more powerful LEDs, more LEDs, and highly animated and multifunctional LED strings. These “matrix” LED headlights have the ability to change brightness and patterns. They allow control of individual LEDs ...

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Simultaneously Digitize Eight High-Voltage Arbitrary Swing Signals

Micah O'Halloran - SAR ADC Design Section Lead Oct 21st 2015
Many common monitoring and control applications require multiple analog input signals to be simultaneously sampled and digitized, preserving time-domain correlation and frequency-domain phase relationships between the signals in the digital domain. The LTC2348-18 is designed specifically for these applications. The device ...

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Wide Common Mode Range Current Sensing

John Fiorenza - Design Engineer Oct 21st 2015
The LT6375 difference amplifier enables very accurate wide common mode current sensing applications. Its superior performance compared to alternative industry standard difference amplifiers translates into better accuracy in demanding current sensing measurement applications. The LT6375 is a flexible general purpose difference ...

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Driving High Resolution SAR ADCs

Tyler Hutchison - Signal Conditioning Design Engineer Sep 8th 2015
Driving high resolution SAR ADCs often requires tradeoffs between power consumption, linearity, and noise.  The LTC6363 provides 20 bit accuracy when the system designer pays close attention to the interface filter between the driver and the ADC.  Calculations and empirical data provide additional insight as to how ...

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Design Note Collection with Bob Dobkin, Vice President of Engineering & CTO

Sep 8th 2015
In this video, Linear Technology CTO & Co-founder, Bob Dobkin discusses Analog Circuit Design, Volume 3, Design Note Collection. Mr. Dobkin describes the Design Notes in the book as a collection that spans many years of circuit development. He comments, “We do applications. Circuits are built, tested and written ...

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High Voltage Step-Down Controller Optimizes Intermediate Bus Efficiency

Hellmuth Witte - Design Engineer Jul 27th 2015
The LTC3886 is a high voltage dual, PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous step-down switching regulator controller with PMBus compliant serial interface. It uses a constant frequency, current mode architecture with programmable loop compensation for excellent transient response and output regulation. Each PWM channel can produce output ...

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Measuring Temperature Accurately

Robert Dobkin - Chief Technical Officer Jul 8th 2015
  Measuring temperature requires accurate high resolution measurement along with digital processing to convert sensor outputs to a known temperature scale. The LTC2983, digital temperature measurement system reduces error to a minimum, giving conformance to 0.1° C. Temperature measurement is as good as the sensor. ...

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Multi-chemistry Battery Charger Provides Battery Health and Power System Monitoring

Trevor Barcelo - Product Line Manager - Battery Management Jul 6th 2015
  Batteries provide power to many different applications across a wide range of industries. While the sheer volume of consumer mobile devices tends to keep the spotlight on low voltage Li-ion powered applications, high performance and high reliability industrial, medical and military applications require a variety of ...

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Ultralow Noise and Ultrahigh PSRR

Amit Patel Jun 17th 2015
When it comes to powering noise-sensitive analog/RF applications, low dropout (LDO) linear regulators are generally preferred over their switching counterparts. Low noise LDOs power a wide range of analog/RF designs, including frequency synthesizers (PLLs/VCOs), RF mixers and modulators, high speed and high resolution data ...

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LTC3305 Lead Acid Battery Balancer - Video Product Brief

Tony Armstrong - Director of Product Marketing May 28th 2015
  The LTC®3305 balances up to 4 lead acid batteries connected in series. All voltage monitoring, gate drive, and fault detection circuitry is integrated. The LTC3305 is designed for  stand-alone operation and does not require any external control circuitry. The LTC3305 employs an auxiliary battery or ...

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Lead Acid Battery Balancer

Mark Vitunic - Design Manager Mar 31st 2015
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists for many common battery chemistries, but up until now not for lead acid. Skepticism abounds as to the need and benefit of active balancing for lead acid batteries but this skepticism is misplaced. As this video will show, series-connected lead acid batteries do require ...

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60V LED Driver with Internal 4A Switch for Automotive Lighting

Keith Szolusha - Applications Engineering Section Leader Mar 31st 2015
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future automobile designs. LED lighting is efficient, robust, attractive, and artistic. LED lighting is used in many different ways in a vehicle, namely high and low beam headlights, daytime running lights, signal lighting, brake lights, dashboard displays, heads up ...

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LT8709 Negative Input Synchronous Multi-Topology DC/DC Controller - Video Product Brief

Bruce Haug - Product Marketing Engineer Mar 25th 2015
  The LT®8709 is a synchronous PWM controller for negativeto- negative or negative-to-positive DC/DC conversion, with rail-to-rail output current monitor and control. The LT8709 is ideal for many local power supply designs. It can be easily configured in buck, boost, buck-boost, and inverting topologies with ...

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