Features and Benefits
- Allows Safe Insertion into Live Backplane
- 8-Bit ADC Monitors Current and Voltage
- I2C™/SMBus Interface
- Wide Operating Voltage Range: 8.5V to 80V
- High Side Drive for External N-Channel MOSFET
- Input Overvoltage/Undervoltage Protection
- Optional Latchoff or Autoretry After Faults
- Alerts Host After Faults
- Foldback Current Limiting
- Available in 24-Lead SO, 24-Lead Narrow SSOP and 32-Lead (5mm × 5mm) QFN Packages
The LTC4260 Hot Swap™ controller allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Using an external N-channel pass transistor, the board supply voltage can be ramped up at an adjustable rate. An I2C interface and onboard ADC allow monitoring of board current, voltage and fault status.
The device features adjustable analog foldback current limit with latch off or automatic restart after the LTC4260 remains in current limit beyond an adjustable time-out delay.
The controller has additional features to interrupt the host when a fault has occurred, notify when output power is good, detect insertion of a load card and power-up in either the on or off state.
- Electronic Circuit Breakers
- Live Board Insertion
- Computers, Servers
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
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Documentation & Resources
R536 Reliability Data3/26/2018
DC786A - Demo Manual9/24/2009
LTspice: SOAtherm Tutorial12/1/2021
Understanding Power Monitor Accuracy2/20/2015
LTspice: Modeling Safe Operating Area Behavior of N-channel MOSFETs8/22/2014
Dual Hot Swap Controller Brings Digital Monitoring to AdvancedTCA, µTCA and AMC Applications1/1/2009 LT Journal
Hot Swap Controller Monitors and Reports Power Supply Status6/1/2006 LT Journal
Hot Swap for High Availability Systems11/1/2004 LT Journal
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