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Features and Benefits
- Protected from Overvoltage Line Faults to ±40V
- Up to 400kbps I2C Communications
- 4V to 60V Power Supply Range with Internal 3.3V Regulator
- 3.3V or 5V Bus Voltage
- Extended Common Mode Range (±36V)
- ±8kV HBM ESD on CAN Pins, ±2kV HBM ESD on All Other Pins
- Current Limited Drivers with Thermal Shutdown
- Power-Up/Down Glitch Free Driver Outputs
- Low Current Shutdown Mode
- Transmit Data Dominant Timeout Function
- E- and J-Grades Available
- Available in a 10-Lead MSOP Package
- AEC-Q100 Qualification in Progress
The LT3960 is a robust high speed transceiver that extends a single-master I2C bus through harsh or noisy environments at up to 400kbps using the CAN-physical layer. One LT3960 sits near the I2C master, creating from SCL and SDA equivalent differential buses (I2CAN) on two twisted pairs. At the other end of the twisted pairs, a second LT3960 recreates the I2C bus locally for any slave I2C devices. A built-in 3.3V LDO powers both the I2C and I2CAN buses from a single input supply from 4V to 60V. Alternatively, the LT3960 can be powered directly from a 3.3V or 5V supply.
The LT3960 is available in a 10-lead MSOP package.
- Industrial Networking
- Automotive Networking
- Remote Sensors
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Evaluation circuit EVAL-LT3960-AZ features the LT3960, an I2C to CAN-Physical transceiver in a 10-lead plastic MSOP package. EVAL-LT3960-AZ consists of two ICs configured in the master and slave mode using selectable jumpers, JP1 and JP3. The board is designed to be easily snapped apart at the center, separating two circuitries.
The LT3960 I2C to CAN-Physical transceiver is used to send and receive I2C data through harsh or noisy environments at up to 400kb/s using the CAN-Physical layer for differential signaling over twisted pair connections. The SDA and SCL data lines are converted to differential signals and are shared between devices connected to the bus. This allows for the physical separation of the I2C source and I2C receiver.
The first LT3960 is connected to the I2C master (I2C-compatible microcontroller). The second LT3960 should be connected to the first LT3960 by two twisted pairs. It regenerates the I2C bus locally for one or more I2C slave devices. The LT3960 devices transmit the clock signal in only one direction, from master to slave. Bidirectional communication of the data signal is always permitted.
The LT3960 data sheet gives a complete description of the parts, their operation, and application information. The data sheet must be read in conjunction with the user guide for the evaluation circuit EVAL-LT3960-AZ. The LT3960EMSE is assembled in a 10-lead MSOP package.
Demonstration circuit 2686A is a 1.3A 8-switch matrix LED dimmer system with an I2C to CAN-physical transceiver featuring the LT3967 and LT3960. This demonstration circuit connects directly to a LED string and LED driver demonstration circuit to allow for independent dimming control of up to 8 channels of LEDs. A Linduino® One demonstration circuit is used to interface with the board and can connect in one of two different ways:
- Connect directly to a Linduino One demonstration circuit with a QuikEval™ ribbon cable.
- Connect using the LT3960 break-off board to connect to the I2C master device, but pass data over two twisted pair lines to the LT3960 on the main PCB.
The LT3967 matrix dimmer features 8 individually con-trolled 1.3A rated floating NMOS switch channels and can support up to 56V of LEDs per device. The channels of the LT3967 can be configured for series connections, or non-series connections. Additional DC2686A demo circuits can be connected in series for higher number of LEDs, or in parallel to allow for higher current operation. Resistors are used to configure both the I2C slave address as well as the default start-up state. The default configuration for DC2686A sets the I2C address as 0000 with all LEDs off. See the LT3967 data sheet for details.
The LT3960 I2C to CAN-Physical transceiver is used to send and receive I2C data through harsh or noisy environments at up to 400kb/s using the CAN-Physical layer for differential signaling over twisted pair connections. Both SDA and SCL data lines are converted to differential signals and are shared between devices connected to the bus. This allows for physical separation of the I2C source with the LT3960 transceiver board and the LT3967 main PCB along with the LED driver.
This demo circuit is designed to be easily configured and interfaced with a compatible low output capacitance LED driver and LED string. It can easily be directly attached to a buck LED driver or a floating buck-mode LED driver. More sophisticated setups with series matrix dimmers for higher number of LEDs such as 12 or 16 is possible. Please consult factory applications for details or look for more details on analog.com.
The LT3967 and LT3960 data sheets give complete description of the parts, their operation and applications information. The data sheets must be read in conjunction with the demo manual for demonstration circuit DC2686A. The LT3967EFE is assembled in a thermally enhanced 28-lead TSSOP package. The LT3960EMSE is assembled in a 10-lead MSOP package.
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