Features and Benefits
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 0.9V to 5.5V
- Stable with Ceramic Capacitors
- Very Low Dropout: 85mV at 500mA
- Adjustable Output Range: 0.4V to 3.6V (LTC3025-1)
- Fixed Output: 1.2V(LTC3025-2), 1.5V(LTC3025-3), 1.8V(LTC3025-4)
- ±2% Voltage Accuracy over Temperature, Supply and Load
- Low Noise: 80μVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
- BIAS Voltage Range: 2.5V to 5.5V
- Fast Transient Recovery
- Shutdown Disconnects Load from VIN and VBIAS
- Low Operating Current: IIN = 4μA, IBIAS = 50μA Typ
- Low Shutdown Current: IIN = 1μA, IBIAS = 0.01μA Typ
- Output Current Limit
- Thermal Overload Protection
- Available in 6-Lead (2mm × 2mm) DFN Package
The LTC3025-X is a micropower, VLDO™ (very low dropout) linear regulator which operates from input voltages as low as 0.9V. The device is capable of supplying 500mA of output current with a typical dropout voltage of only 85mV. A BIAS supply is required to run the internal reference and LDO circuitry while output current comes directly from the IN supply for high efficiency regulation. The LTC3025-1 features an adjustable output with a low 0.4V reference while the LTC3025-2, LTC3025-3, and LTC3025-4 have fixed 1.2V, 1.5V and 1.8V output voltages respectively.
The LTC3025-X’s low quiescent current makes it an ideal choice for use in battery-powered systems. For 3-cell NiMH and single cell Li-Ion applications, the BIAS voltage can be supplied directly from the battery while the input can come from a high efficiency buck regulator, providing a high efficiency, low noise output.
Other features include high output voltage accuracy, excellent transient response, stability with ultralow ESR ceramic capacitors as small as 1μF, short-circuit and thermal overload protection and output current limiting. The LTC3025-X is available in a tiny, low profile (0.75mm) 6-lead DFN (2mm × 2mm) package.
|Output Current||Output Voltage|
|LTC3025||300mA||Adj (0.4V to 3.6V)|
|LTC3025-1||500mA||Adj (0.4V to 3.6V)|
- Low Power Handheld Devices
- Low Voltage Logic Supplies
- DSP Power Supplies
- Cellular Phones
- Portable Electronic Equipment
- Handheld Medical Instruments
- Post Regulator for Switching Supply Noise Rejection
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Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit 1283 is an ultralow dropout voltage supply using the LTC3025-1 500mA output current linear regulator in a small 2mm x 2mm 6-Pin DFN package. The DC1283A has an input voltage range from 0.9V to 5.5V and has a jumper-selectable output that can be set to 0.8V, 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V or a user defined value between 0.4V and 3.6V.
The 0.4V reference of the LTC3025-1 allows the DC1283A to supply power to very low voltage applications. The DC1283A is also an excellent choice for post regulation of step-down switching regulators, combining to create a high efficiency low-noise supply. The DC1283 uses small ceramic capacitors, showing the LTC3025-1's ability to maintain stability with ceramic output capacitors.
Tools & Simulations
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