Features and Benefits

  • Allows Safe Board Insertion into Live Backplane
  • Wide Operating Voltage Range: 4V to 20V
  • Dual Gate Drivers for High Current Applications
  • Withstands Surge Voltage without Protection TVS
  • Monitors VGS and VDS for MOSFET Health
  • Accurate 10mV ± 5% Circuit Breaker Threshold
  • Boost Mode for Load Surges
  • Current Monitor Output
  • 12V Gate Drive for Lower MOSFET RDS(ON)
  • Adjustable Start-Up and Overcurrent Fault Delay
  • Input Undervoltage Protection
  • Fault and Power Good Output
  • 16-Lead 4mm × 3mm DFN Package

Product Details

The LT4239 hot swap controller allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using external N-channel pass transistors, board supply voltage and inrush current are ramped up at a controlled rate. Dual 12V gate drive supports high current loads by providing a two-stage start-up that first charges the load capacitance followed by enabling a low on-resistance path to the load. The supply output is protected against short-circuit faults with a fast-acting electronic circuit breaker.

By placing the sense resistor on the output side and an RC filter at the device’s supply pin, the MOSFET avalanching can suppress the surge voltage when it is abruptly turned off without the additional TVS at the board supply input.

The LT4239 features a current monitor that amplifies the voltage across an external sense resistor. It also provides undervoltage protection, and reports fault and power good status for the supply. A boost mode allows the circuit breaker and current limit thresholds to be raised to ride through load surges without generating a fault.


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