Features and Benefits
- Power Path Management for Systems with Multiple DC Sources
- Switches and Isolates Sources from 3.3V to 10V
- All N-Channel Switching to Reduce Power Losses and System Cost
- Built-In Step-Up Regulator for N-Channel Gate Drive
- Capacitor Inrush and Short-Circuit Current Limited
- User-Programmable Timer Prevents Overdissipation During Current Limiting
- Undervoltage Lockout Prevents Operation with Low Inputs
- Small Footprint: 16-Pin Narrow SSOP
The LTC1473L provides reliable and efficient switching between two DC power sources. This device drives two external sets of back-to-back N-channel MOSFET switches to route power to the input of a low voltage system. An internal boost regulator provides the voltage to fully enhance the logic-level N-channel MOSFET switches while an internal undervoltage lock-out circuit keeps the system alive down to 2.8V.
The LTC1473L senses current to limit inrush between the batteries and the system supply capacitor during switch-over transitions or during fault conditions. A user-programmable timer monitors the time the MOSFET switches are in current limit and latches them off when the programmed time is exceeded.
A unique “2-diode” logic mode ensures system start-up regardless of which input receives power first.
- Portable Computers
- Portable Instruments
- Fault Tolerant Computers
- Battery-Backup Systems
- 3.3V/5V Power Management
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Documentation & Resources
R336 Reliability Data3/26/2018
Low Voltage PowerPath Driver Switches from a 3.3V or 5V Supply to Battery Backup6/1/1999 LT Journal
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