Features and Benefits

  • Drives Two Gates for High Power Applications
  • Configurable Parallel, Staged Start or Single Modes
  • Protects MOSFET with SOA Timer
  • Programmable 15mV to 30mV Current Limit Sense Voltage with <3.3% Accuracy and Adjustable Foldback
  • 8-Bit to 16-Bit Gear-Shift ADC with 0.7% Accuracy
  • Monitors Voltages, Currents, Power and Energy
  • Nonvolatile Configuration and Fault Recording
  • Floating Topology for Rugged High Voltage Operation
  • Selectable Inrush Control: dV/dt or Current Limit
  • I2C/SMBus or Single-Wire Broadcast Interfaces
  • Min/Max ADC Measurement Logging with Alerts
  • Reboots on I2C Command with Programmable Delay
  • Adjustable Input UV/OV Thresholds and Hysteresis
  • 44-Pin 5mm × 8mm QFN Package

Product Details

The LTC4284 negative voltage hot swap controller drives external N-channel MOSFETs to allow a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. The dual-gate, multi-mode drivers optimize the MOSFET safe operating area (SOA) for a variety of power levels. The SOA timer limits MOSFET temperature rise for reliable protection against overstresses.

An I2C interface and onboard gear-shift ADC allow monitoring of board current, voltage, power, energy, and fault status. An available single-wire broadcast mode simplifies the interface by eliminating two isolators. The included EEPROM provides black-box capturing and nonvolatile configuration of fault behavior.

Additional features respond to input UV/OV, interrupt the host when a fault has occurred, notify when output power is good, detect insertion of a board, turn off the MOSFETs if an external supply monitor fails to indicate power good within a timeout period, and auto-reboot after a programmable delay following a host commanded turn-off.


  • Telecom Infrastructure
  • –48V Distributed Power Systems
  • Servers and Data Centers
  • Power Monitors

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