Features and Benefits
- Wide Input Range:
- Operation from 3.6V to 36V
- Over-Voltage Lockout Protects Circuits through 60V Transient
- 2A Maximum Output Current
- Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation
- 70µA IQ at 12VIN to 3.3VOUT
- Output Ripple < 15mV
- Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200kHz to 2.4MHz
- Low Shutdown Current: IQ < 1µA
- Integrated Boost Diode
- Synchronizable Between 250kHz to 2MHz
- Power Good Flag
- Saturating Switch Design: 0.25Ω On-Resistance
- 0.790V Feedback Reference Voltage
- Output Voltage: 0.79V to 20V
- Soft-Start Capability
- Small 10-Pin Thermally Enhanced MSOP and (3mm × 3mm) DFN Packages
The LT3480 is an adjustable frequency (200kHz to 2.4MHz) monolithic buck switching regulator that accepts input voltages up to 36V (60V maximum). A high efficiency 0.25Ω 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. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low output currents while keeping output ripple below 15mV in a typical application. In addition, the LT3480 can further enhance low output current efficiency by drawing bias current from the output when VOUT is above 3V. Shutdown 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 86% of the programmed output voltage. The LT3480 is available in 10-Pin MSOP and 3mm × 3mm DFN packages with exposed pads for low thermal resistance.
- Automotive Battery Regulation
- Power for Portable Products
- Distributed Supply Regulation
- Industrial Supplies
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Evaluation Kits (3)
Demonstration Circuit 1394A shows how the LT3480 high voltage step-down regulator can be used with the LTC4098 USB-compatible Li-Ion battery charger to design a 2 input source battery charger circuit that also provides power to the load from the LT3480, a 5V wall adapter or the batteries based on available power. The LTC4098 interfaces with a number of ADI switching regulators to provide a high efficiency, high voltage power path. The LT3480 operates from 8V to 38V (60V transients) and provides 2A with a voltage range that is mode and load dependent.
Demonstration circuit 1212A-A is a monolithic step-down DC/DC switching regulatro featuring the LT3480 in the 3 × 3 DFN-10 package. The demo board provides 5V at 2A from a 6.3V to 38V input and has transient protection up to 60V. The demo boards default switching frequency is 800kHz, but the LT3480 has a SYNC pin which allows frequency synchronization to an external clock over a 250kHz to 2MHz range. The LT3480's quiescent current is 70uA, while the LT3685 has a 0.9mA quiescent current.
An EMC filter at the input makes the circuit compatible with EMC standard EN55022 Class B.
Demonstration circuit 1091 is a monolithic step-down switching regulator featuring the LT3480 in the MSOP-10 exposed pad package. The operating frequency can be synchronized up to 2MHz. The demo board is designed for 5V/2A output from a 6.3V to 38V input with transients up to 60V. The wide input range of the LT3480 allows a variety of input sources. The typical sources are automotive batteries, wall adaptors and industrial supplies. The modes of operation (Burst Mode and fixed frequency) are jumper selectable.
Documentation & Resources
R530 Reliability Data3/26/2018
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