Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 3.6V to 25V
  • 2.2A Maximum Output Current
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency: 300kHz to 2.8MHz
  • Low Shutdown Current: IQ < 1µA
  • Integrated Boost Diode
  • Power Good Flag
  • Saturating Switch Design: 0.18Ω On-Resistance
  • 1.265V Feedback Reference Voltage
  • Output Voltage: 1.265V to 20V
  • Soft-Start Capability
  • Small 10-Pin Thermally Enhanced (3mm × 3mm) DFN Package

Product Details

The LT1938 is an adjustable frequency (300kHz to 2.8MHz) monolithic buck switching regulator that accepts input voltages up to 25V. A high efficiency 0.18Ω switch is included on the die along with a boost Schottky diode and the necessary oscillator, control and logic circuitry. Current mode topology is used for fast transient response and good loop stability. The LT1938's high operating frequency allows the use of small, low cost inductors and ceramic capacitors resulting in low output ripple while keeping total solution size to a minimum. The low current shutdown mode reduces input supply current to less than 1µA while a resistor and capacitor on the RUN/SS pin provide a controlled output voltage ramp (soft-start). A power good flag signals when VOUT reaches 90% of the programmed output voltage. The LT1938 is available in a 3mm × 3mm DFN package with Exposed Pad for low thermal resistance.

Applications

  • Automotive Battery Regulation
  • Power for Portable Products
  • Distributed Supply Regulation
  • Industrial Supplies
  • Wall Transformer Regulation

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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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Tools & Simulations

LTspice

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LTspice

Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:

LT1938

LTpowerCAD

LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.

LTPowerCAD

Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:

LT1938

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