40A μModule Regulator with Overvoltage/ Overtemperature Protection
Features and Benefits
- Stacked Inductor Acts as Heat Sink
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.7V to 15V
- 0.6V to 3.3V Output Voltage Range
- ±1.3% Total DC Output Voltage Error Over Line, Load and Temperature (–40°C to 125°C)
- Differential Remote Sense Amplifier for Precision Regulation
- Current Mode Control/Fast Transient Response
- Frequency Synchronization
- Parallel Current Sharing (Up to 240A)
- Internal or External Compensation
- 88% Efficiency (12VIN, 1VOUT) at 40A
- Overcurrent Foldback Protection
- 16mm × 16mm × 7.07mm BGA Package
The LTM4636 is a 40A step-down μModule (power module) switching regulator with a stacked inductor as a heat sink for quicker heat dissipation and cooler operation in a small package. The exposed inductor permits direct contact with airflow from any direction. The LTM4636 can deliver 40W (12VIN, 1VOUT, 40A, 200LFM) with only 40°C rise over the ambient temperature. Full-power 40W is delivered, up to 83°C ambient and half-power 20W is supported at 110°C ambient.
The LTM4636 operates at 92%, 90% and 88% efficiency, delivering 15A, 30A and 40A, respectively, to a 1V load (12VIN). The μModule regulator is scalable such that four μModules in current sharing mode deliver 160W with only 40°C rise and 88% efficiency (12VIN, 1VOUT, 400LFM). The LTM4636 is offered in a 16mm × 16mm × 7.07mm BGA package.
|LTM4636||Simpler circuits and fewer features|
|LTM4636-1||Extra internal circuitry for detecting overtemperature and input/output overvoltage conditions|
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Demonstration circuit 2230A-A features the LTM4636EY, a 40A high efficiency, switch mode step-down power μModule® regulator. The input voltage range is from 4.7V to 15V. For input voltage range from 4.7V to 5.5V, short PVCC pin to VIN pin with R8 = R21 = 0Ω and remove R17. The output voltage range is 0.6V to 3.3V. Derating is necessary for certain VIN, VOUT, frequency and thermal conditions. The board operates in continuous conduction mode in heavy load conditions. For high efficiency at low load currents, the MODE_PLLIN jumper selects pulse-skipping mode for noise sensitive applications or Burst Mode® operation in less noise sensitive applications. The MODE_PLLIN pin also allows the LTM4636 to synchronize to an external clock signal. DC2230A-A has the option of choosing both internal and external compensation circuit for LTM4636. Tying the PHASMD pin to different voltage generates certain phase difference between MODE_PLLIN and CLKOUT. The LTM4636 data sheet must be read in conjunction with this demo manual prior to working on or modifying demo circuit DC2230A-A.
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