–36V, 1.5A Negative Linear Regulator with Programmable Current Limit
Features and Benefits
- Output Current: 600mA
- Single Resistor Sets Output Voltage
- 50μA SET Pin Current: ±1% Initial Accuracy
- Programmable Current Limit
- Positive or Negative Output Current Monitor
- Parallelable for Higher Current and Heat Spreading
- Low Dropout Voltage: 300mV
- Low Output Noise: 18μVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
- Configurable as 3-Terminal Floating Regulator
- Wide Input Voltage Range: –1.5V to –36V
- Rail-to-Rail Output Voltage Range: 0V to –32V
- Positive/Negative Shutdown Logic or UVLO
- Programmable Cable Drop Compensation
- Load Regulation: 1.2mV (1mA to 600mA)
- Stable with 4.7μF Minimum Output Capacitor
- Stable with Ceramic or Tantalum Capacitors
- Thermally Enhanced 12-Lead MSOP and 10-Lead 0.75mm × 3mm × 3mm DFN Packages
The LT3090 is a 600mA, low dropout negative linear regulator that is easily parallelable to increase output current or spread heat on surface mounted boards. Designed with a precision current reference followed by a high performance rail-to-rail voltage buffer, this regulator finds use in applications requiring precision output, high current with no heat sink, output adjustability to zero and low dropout voltage. The device can also be configured as a 3-terminal floating regulator.
The LT3090 features fast transient response, high PSRR and output noise as low as 18μVRMS. The LT3090 generates a wide output voltage range (0V to –32V) while maintaining unity gain operation. This yields virtually constant bandwidth, load regulation, PSRR and noise, regardless of the programmed output voltage.
The LT3090 supplies 600mA at a typical dropout voltage of 300mV. Operating quiescent current is nominally 1mA and drops to << 1μA in shutdown. A single resistor adjusts the LT3090’s precision programmable current limit. The LT3090’s positive or negative current monitor either sources a current (0.5mA/A) or sinks a current (1mA/A) proportional to output current. Built-in protection includes reverse output protection, internal current limit with foldback and thermal shutdown with hysteresis.
- Post Regulator for Switching Supplies
- Low Noise Instrumentation and RF Supplies
- Rugged Industrial Supplies
- Precision Power Supplies
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 1948A is a 600mA low dropout negative linear regulator featuring the LT3090. This device is designed for applications requiring negative output voltage, high current with no heat sink, output adjustability to zero and low dropout voltage. The LT3090 features fast transient response, high PSRR and low output noise. The LT3090 supplies 600mA at a typical dropout voltage of 300mV. Operating quiescent current is nominally 1mA and drops to << 1μA in shutdown. A single resistor adjusts the LT3090’s precision programmable current limit. The LT3090’s positive or negative current monitor either sources a current (0.5mA/A) or sinks a current (1mA/A) proportional to output current. Built-in protection includes reverse output protection, internal current limit with foldback and thermal shutdown with hysteresis.
Tools & Simulations
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