Features and Benefits
- Input Voltage Range: 4V to 48V
- Adjustable Regulated Output: 2.4V to 12.5V
- Output Current: 50mA Maximum
- 16μA Quiescent Current in Regulation at No Load
- Input Fault Protection from –52V to 60V
- Multimode Charge Pump (2:1, 1:1) with Automatic Mode Switching Maintains Regulation Over Wide VIN Range
- Input Voltage Shunt Mode for Current-Fed Applications
- Power Good Output
- Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
- Operating Junction Temperature: 150°C Maximum
- Thermally Enhanced 10-Lead MSOP and 10-Lead (3mm × 3mm) DFN packages
The LTC3255 is a switched-capacitor step-down DC/DC converter that produces a regulated output (2.4V to 12.5V adjustable) from a 4V to 48V input. In applications where the input voltage exceeds twice the output voltage, 2:1 capacitive charge pumping extends output current capability beyond input supply current limits. At no load, Burst Mode® operation cuts VIN quiescent current to 16μA.
With its integrated VIN shunt regulator, the LTC3255 excels in 4mA to 20mA current loop applications. The device enables current multiplication; a 4mA input current can power a 7.4mA load continuously. Alternatively, the LTC3255 serves as a higher efficiency replacement for linear regulators and provides a space-saving inductorfree alternative to buck DC/DC converters.
The LTC3255 withstands reverse-polarity input supplies and output short-circuits without damage. Safety features including current limit and overtemperature protection further enhance robustness. The LTC3255 is available in thermally enhanced 10-lead MSOP and low profile 3mm × 3mm 10-lead DFN packages.
- Industrial Control, Factory Automation, Sensors, and SCADA Systems
- Housekeeping Power Supplies
- Current-Boosting Voltage Regulators for 4mA to 20mA Current Loops
Product Lifecycle Production
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.
Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit 2041A is a regulated output voltage switched-capacitor step-down power supply featuring the 50mA output LTC3255. When VIN exceeds VOUT by more the 2:1, a 2:1 step-down architecture is used to efficiently regulate the output voltage, reducing the input current needed. As VIN reduces below twice VOUT, the LTC3255 will automatically switch to 1:1 mode. The demo board has a 4V to 48V input votlage range and a jumper-selectable output voltage than can be set to 2.5V, 3.3V, 5V, 12V or a user-defined value. The LTC3255 also has an integrated shunt regulator allowing it to provide a regulated output from a 4mA to 20mA current loop. The LTC3255 is a robust device that can survive -52V/60V reverse polarity input supplies, and features short-circuit protection and overtemperature protection.
Tools & Simulations
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