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Features and Benefits
- Reverse Input Protection to –40V
- Improved Performance Compared to a Schottky Diode:
- Reduce Power Dissipation by >90%
- Reduce Drop to 20mV
- Ultrafast Transient Response
- Rectifies 6VP-P Up to 50kHz
- Rectifies 2VP-P Up to 100kHz
- Wide Operating Voltage Range: 3V to 42V
- Low 20µA Quiescent Current in Operation
- Low 3.5µA Shutdown Current
- Accurate 1.21V Enable Pin Threshold
- Available in Small 10-Lead MSOP
The LT8672 is an active rectifier controller for reverse input protection. It drives an external N-channel MOSFET to replace a power Schottky diode. Its very low quiescent current and fast transient response meet the tough requirements in automotive applications where AC input signals of up to 100kHz are present. These signals are rectified with minimum power dissipation on the external FET, simplifying thermal management on the PCB.
With a drop of only 20mV, the LT8672 solution eases the minimum input voltage requirement during cold crank and start-stop, allowing simpler and more efficient circuits. If the input power source fails or is shorted, a fast turn-off minimizes reverse current transients. An available shutdown mode reduces the quiescent current to 3.5μA.
An integrated auxiliary boost regulator provides the required boost voltage to turn the external FET fully on. A power good pin signals when the external FET is ready to take load current.
- Automotive Battery Protection
- Industrial Supplies
- Portable Instrumentation
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
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Demonstration circuit 2548A is an active rectifier with reverse protection featuring the LT8672. The demo board is designed for 5A load current. The input voltage range of the LT8672 is –40V to +42V. Two clamping diodes, D1 and D2, are used on the board to protect the IC from overvoltage spikes at the input, thus limiting the application’s DC input voltage range to –15V and +35V.
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