Features and Benefits
- Input Voltage Range: 1.8V to 45V
- Output Current: 500mA
- Active Output Discharge
- Dropout Voltage: 300mV
- Programmable Precision Current Limit: ±10%
- Power Good Flag
- Input Filtering for High PSRR
- Low Noise: 25μVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
- Adjustable Output (VREF = VOUT(MIN) = 600mV)
- Output Tolerance: ±2% Over Line, Load and Temperature
- Stable with Low ESR, Ceramic Output Capacitors (3.3μF Minimum)
- Single Capacitor Soft-Starts Reference and Lowers Output Noise
- Current Limit Foldback Protection
- Shutdown Current: <3μA
- Reverse Battery and Thermal Limit Protection
- 12-Lead 4mm × 3mm DFN and 12-lead MSOP Packages
The LT3066 series are micropower, low noise, low dropout voltage (LDO) linear regulators that operate over a 1.8V to 45V input voltage range. The devices supply 500mA of output current with a typical dropout voltage of 300mV. A single external capacitor provides programmable low noise reference performance and output soft-start functionality.
A single external resistor programs the LT3066’s current limit, accurate to ±10% over a wide input voltage and temperature range. A PWRGD flag indicates output regulation.
The LT3066 features an NMOS pull-down that discharges the output if SHDN or IN is driven low.
The LT3066 optimizes stability and transient response with low ESR ceramic capacitors, requiring a minimum of 3.3μF. Internal protection circuitry includes current limiting with foldback, thermal limiting, reverse battery protection, reverse current protection and reverse output protection.
The LT3066 is available in fixed output voltages of 3.3V and 5V, and as an adjustable device with an output voltage range from 0.6V to 19V. The device is offered in the thermally-enhanced 12-lead 4mm × 3mm DFN and MSOP packages.
- Battery-Powered Systems
- Automotive Power Supplies
- Industrial Power Supplies
- Avionic Power Supplies
- Portable Instruments
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 2437A is an adjustable 500mA linear regulator featuring the LT3066. The LT3066 is a micropower, low noise and low dropout voltage linear regulator that operates over a 1.8V to 45V input voltage range. The device supplies 500mA of output current with a typical dropout voltage of 300mV. Jumper-selectable output voltages include 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.0V, 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V. A 10nF bypass capacitor reduces output noise to 25μVRMS across a 10Hz to 100kHz bandwidth and soft-starts the reference. The LT3066’s ±45V input voltage rating combined with its precision current limit make the IC an ideal choice for robust, high reliability applications. LT3066 features an NMOS pull-down that discharges the output if SHDN or IN is driven low.
Tools & Simulations
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