Features and Benefits
- Less Than ±0.5% Total Unadjusted Error 14-Bit ΔΣ ADC with On-Chip Reference
- Dual, 8-Bit IDACs with 1x Voltage Buffers
- Linear, Voltage Servo Adjusts Supply Voltages by Ramping IDAC Outputs Up/Down
- I2C Bus Interface (SMBus Compatible)
- Extensive, User Configurable Fault Monitoring
- On-Chip Temperature Sensor
- Available in 24-Pin 4mm × 5mm QFN Package
The LTC2970 is a dual power supply monitor and margining controller with an SMBus compatible I2C bus interface. A low-drift, on-chip reference and 14-bit ΔΣ A/D converter allow precise measurements of supply voltages, load currents or internal die temperature. Fault management allows ALERT to be asserted for configurable overvoltage and undervoltage fault conditions. Two voltage buffered, 8-bit IDACs allow highly accurate programming of DC/DC converter output voltages. The IDACs can be configured to automatically servo the power supplies to the desired voltages using the ADC. The LTC2970-1 adds a tracking feature that can be used to turn multiple power supplies on or off in a controlled manner.
The bus address is set to 1 of 9 possible combinations by pin strapping the ASEL0 and ASEL1 pins. The LTC2970/ LTC2970-1 are packaged in a 24-pin, 4mm × 5mm QFN package.
- Dual Power Supply Voltage Servo
- Monitoring Supply Voltage and Current
- Programmable Power Supplies
- Programmable Reference
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Evaluation Kits (2)
The DC2467 Linduino® shield is a demonstration system for the LTC2970 dual power supply monitor and margining controller. The LTC2970 provides a rich set of features for monitoring and controlling two power rails, including monitoring supply voltage and current, detecting faults in voltage and current, margining the supply voltage high or low, measuring temperature, and turning the supplies on and off through GPIO pins. It is fully accessible through the built-in I2C bus, which allows it to communicate with an external microcontroller or other I2C bus master.
The DC980A and DC980B are a demonstration system that showcases the LTC2970, a dual power supply monitor and margining controller with an I2C interface. The DC980A board contains the LTC2970 device and the DC980B board contains the LTC3828 dual DC/DC controller. The two boards interface to each other via a 20-pin connector. The DC980B board features the LTC3828 dual output, 2-phase synchronous buck regulator. The LTC2970’s two voltage-buffered, 8-bit IDACs allow highly accurate margining of the LTC3828’s output voltages. The IDACs can be configured to automatically servo the power supplies to a desired voltage using the ADC for feedback. The DC980B comes preconfigured with 3.3V and 5V power supply rail voltages.
Documentation & Resources
R544 Reliability Data3/26/2018
Power System Manager and Super Sequencer Selection Guide2/23/2018
Digital Power System Management4/4/2017
Power and Thermal Monitoring1/9/2017
I2C Programmable Multichannel Voltage Supervisors with EEPROM4/1/2015 LT Journal
Mar 2006 Take the Easy Road to Digitally Managed Power3/28/2006 LT Journal
Take the Easy Road to Digitally Managed Power3/1/2006
Tools & Simulations
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