LT1506: 4.5A, 500kHz Step-Down Switching Regulator Data Sheet8/22/2007300K
Features and Benefits
- Constant 500kHz Switching Frequency
- Easily Synchronizable
- Operates with Input as Low as 4V
- Uses All Surface Mount Components
- Inductor Size Reduced to 1.8µH
- Saturating Switch Design: 0.07Ω
- Shutdown Current: 20µA
- Cycle-by-Cycle Current Limiting
The LT1506 is a 500kHz monolithic buck mode switching regulator functionally identical to the LT1374 but optimized for lower input voltage applications. It will operate over a 4V to 15V input range compared with 5.5V to 25V for the LT1374. A 4.5A switch is included on the die along with all the necessary oscillator, control and logic circuitry. High switching frequency allows a considerable reduction in the size of external components. The topology is current mode for fast transient response and good loop stability. Both fixed output voltage and adjustable parts are available.
A special high speed bipolar process and new design techniques achieve high efficiency at high switching frequency. Efficiency is maintained over a wide output current range by keeping quiescent supply current to 4mA and by utilizing a supply boost capacitor to saturate the power switch.
The LT1506 fits into standard 7-pin DD and fused lead SO-8 packages. Full cycle-by-cycle short-circuit protection and thermal shutdown are provided. Standard surface mount external parts are used, including the inductor and capacitors. There is the optional function of shutdown or synchronization. A shutdown signal reduces supply current to 20µA. Synchronization allows an external logic level signal to increase the internal oscillator from 580kHz to 1MHz.
- Portable Computers
- Battery-Powered Systems
- Battery Charger
- Distributed Power
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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.
Evaluation Kits (2)
DC238A: Demo Board for the LT1506 4.5A, 500kHz Step-Down Switching Regulator.
DC237A: Demo Board for the LT1506 4.5A, 500kHz Step-Down Switching Regulator.
Documentation & Resources
R386 Reliability Data3/22/2018139 K
DC237A - Demo Manual9/24/2009293K
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