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Linear Technology Corp.

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Phone: (408) 432-1900

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Linear Technology Corp.
1630 McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas CA 95035
United States
Linear Technology Corporation, a member of the S&P 500, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits for major companies worldwide for three decades. The Company’s products provide an essential bridge between our analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, automotive, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems. Linear Technology produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface ICs, µModule subsystems, and wireless sensor network products.

Products

Triple Output Step-Down µModule®: LTM4634

August 26, 2014

LTM4634Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM4634, a triple output step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 5.01 mm BGA package with integrated heat sink. The thermally efficient package enables the LTM4634 to deliver full current on all three outputs (5A, 5A, and 4A), more than 70 W of output power at 65° C ambient with 200 LFM airflow.

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Precision Operational Amplifiers: LTC6091 / LTC6090-5

August 04, 2014

140PrecisionOpAmpsLinear Technology announces the LTC6091 and LTC6090-5, additions to the LTC6090 family of precision operational amplifiers which operate on a supply voltage up to 140 V (±70 V). The dual LTC6091 features separate output disable pins, making it useful in high voltage multiplexed applications. The decompensated single LTC6090-5 amplifier offers higher speed and is stable at a gain of 5 or above.

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µModule® Converter: LTM8046

July 30, 2014

ltm8046Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM8046, a 2.5 W output DC/DC µModule® (micromodule) converter with 2 kVAC galvanic isolation (production tested to 3 kVDC) in a 9 mm x 15 mm x 4.92 mm ball grid array (BGA) package. A minimum creepage distance of 4.3 mm on the package exterior supports operation at a working voltage up to 400 VRMS in a pollution degree 2 environment.

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Synchronous Buck Regulator: LTC3622

July 24, 2014

LTC362--2The LTC3622 is a high efficiency, 17 V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers dual 1 A continuous current to outputs as low as 0.6 V. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiencies as high as 95%, while Burst Mode® operation requires only 5 µA of no load quiescent current.

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Digital-To-Analog Converter: LTC2668-16

June 16, 2014

LTC2668-16Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2668-16, a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan™ outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10 V. Each rail-to-rail DAC output is capable of sourcing or sinking 10 mA with guaranteed load regulation and is stable driving capacitive loads as large as 1000 pF.

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Buck-Boost Converter: LTC3114-1

April 30, 2014

LTC3114-1The LTC3114-1 is a synchronous, current-mode buck-boost converter that delivers up to 1 A of continuous output current from a wide range of power sources, including single-cell Li-Ion, 24 / 28 V industrial rails and 40 V automotive inputs.  The LTC3114-1’s 2.2 to 40 V input and 2.7 to 40 V output range provides a regulated output.

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Analog-To-Digital Converter: LTC2107

April 28, 2014

LTC2107Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC2107, a 16-bit 210 Msps high performance high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for high-end communications receivers and instrumentation applications. The LTC2107 has superior AC performance specifications, achieving 80 dB SNR performance, 4 dB higher than alternative products, and industry leading 98 dB SFDR at baseband.

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Linear Technology's Synchronous step-down regulator delivers 2A & requires only 3.5µA of quiescent current

April 17, 2014

The LTC3624 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6V. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiencies as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation requires only 3.5µA of no load quiescent current.

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Step-Down Switching Regulator: LT3667

April 01, 2014

lt3667Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3667, a 400 mA, 40 V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs packaged in a 3 mm x 5 mm QFN or MSOP-16E. The LT3667 offers a highly compact, triple output solution for automotive and industrial applications. The LT3667 operates from a VIN range of 4.3 to 40 V with transient protection to 60 V.

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Linear's micropower 30 µV op amp settles in 15 µS to 0.0015%

March 31, 2014

Linear Technology introduces the LT6020, a dual 3V to 30V fast settling operational amplifier, featuring 30µV maximum input offset voltage and 0.5µV/°C max VOS drift. While supply current is only 100µA maximum per amplifier, proprietary slew enhancement circuitry provides fast clean output step response. The LT6020 settles to 0.0015% in less than 15µs regardless of whether the output step is 5V or 25V. Specially designed input circuitry maintains high impedance, minimizing current spikes associated with fast steps for input steps up to 5V.

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Buck Converter: LTC3637

March 24, 2014

3637Linear Technology announces the LTC3637, a 76 V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 1 A of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4 to 76 V, making it ideal for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC3637 utilizes a programmable peak current-mode design to optimize efficiency over a broad range of output currents.

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Step-Down Slave Controller: LTC3870

March 13, 2014

LTC3870Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3870, a dual phase synchronous step-down slave controller that can generate currents up to 240 A when paired with a companion master controller by extending the phase count in multiphase applications. Compatible master controllers include the LTC3880 and LTC3883 digital power system management controllers.

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Step-Up DC/DC Converter: LT3048

March 04, 2014

LT3048Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3048, a step-up DC/DC converter with an integrated LDO output that delivers a low noise, low ripple 15 V bias supply. The LT3048-15 delivers up to 40 mA of continuous output current at 15 V with output ripple and noise less than 500 µVPK-PK and 0.1 % load regulation. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.7 to 4.8 V, making it suitable for single-cell Li-Ion batteries or 3.3 V logic rails.

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Linear introduces flyback synchronous rectifier driver that provides 10 A output current

March 03, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8309, a flyback secondary-side synchronous rectifier driver that replaces the output diode with a MOSFET, allowing up to 10A output current without the use of a heat sink. The maximum output current of a flyback power supply has been limited by the power loss and heat generated from the output diode when no heat sink is used.

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Highly Integrated DC/DC Converter: LTC3107

February 27, 2014

LTC3107Linear Technology announces the LTC3107, a highly integrated DC/DC converter designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks (WSNs). The LTC3107 combines energy harvesting and power management capability with a primary battery cell to extend the battery’s usable lifetime. The LTC3107 harvests energy from thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and thermopiles when these sources are available.

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DC/DC Controller: LT3840

February 20, 2014

3840Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3840, a wide range synchronous step-down DC/DC controller which includes a 7.5 V buck-boost bias voltage to provide efficient gate drive over a 2.5 to 60 V input voltage range. The LT3840 generates a 7.5 V bias voltage for MOSFET gate drive regardless of whether the input voltage is above, below or equal to 7.5 V.

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Step-Up DC/DC Controller: LTC3784

February 19, 2014

LTC3784Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3784, a high power two phase single output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller that replaces rectifying boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs. This device can produce a 24 V output at 10 A from a 12 V input at up to 97% efficiency without any heat sink. The LTC3784 operates from an input voltage ranging from 4.5 V to 60 V during start-up.

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Super Capacitor Charger: LTC3128

February 17, 2014

LTC3128Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3128, a high efficiency, input current-limited buck-boost super capacitor charger with active charge balancing for 1 or 2 series super capacitors. The LTC3128 features an average input current limit that can be programmed up to 3A with +/-2% accuracy, preventing power source overload while minimizing capacitor recharge time.

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Step-Down Switching Regulator: LT8612

February 04, 2014

LT8612Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8612, a 6 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 3 µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4 to 42 V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications. Its internal high efficiency switches deliver up to 6 A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.97 V.

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LTC3638: High Efficiency Buck Converter

February 04, 2014

3638Linear Technology announces the LTC3638, a 140 V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250 mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4 to 140 V, making it ideal for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC3638 utilizes internal synchronous rectification and a programmable hysteretic-mode design to optimize efficiency over a broad range of output currents.

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LTC5577: Down Converting Mixer

January 30, 2014

5577Linear Technology announces the LTC5577, a 300MHz to 6GHz active down converting mixer with outstanding +30 dBm IIP3 (Input Third Order Intercept) and 0 dB conversion gain. The LTC5577 has wide operating frequency capability, covering all cellular bands from 450 MHz to 3.6 GHz with a single part. It’s IF output port, usable from1 MHz to 1.5 GHz, delivers flat conversion gain performance to over 600 MHz bandwidth.

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LTC3612: Synchronous Buck Regulator

January 29, 2014

3612Linear Technology announces new high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3612, a high efficiency, 4 MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device can deliver up to 3 A of continuous output current at output voltages as low as 0.6 V from a 3 mm x 4 mm QFN or a thermally enhanced TSSOP-20 package.

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LT3065: Voltage Linear Regulator

January 27, 2014

LT3065Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3065,a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and a power good flag. The device delivers up to 500 mA output current with a 300 mV dropout voltage at full load. It features a wide 1.8 to 45 V input voltage range and output voltage is adjustable from 0.6 to 40 V.

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LTC3874: Step-Down Slave Controller

January 15, 2014

3874Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3874, a dual phase synchronous step-down slave controller that generates currents up to 300 A when paired with a companion master controller by extending the phase count in multiphase applications. Compatible master controllers include the LTC3866, LTC3875 and LTC3774, which all have true current-mode control.

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LTM4644: Step-Down µModule® Regulator

January 13, 2014

LTM4644Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16A), dual (12A, 4A or 8A, 8A), triple (8A, 4A, 4A) or quad (4A each) output regulator. This flexibility enables system designers to rely on one simple and compact µModule regulator for the variety of voltage and load current requirements of FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors.

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Linear introduces dual 3 A, 4 MHz, synchronous step-down regulators with DDR memory

December 19, 2013

LTC3615Linear Technology introduces new high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3615 and LTC3615-1, high efficiency, 4 MHz synchronous buck regulators that incorporate a constant frequency, current-mode architecture. Low resistance internal switches enable the LTC3615 to deliver up to 3 A of continuous output current from each channel.

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LT3086 - LDO+™ Family of Linear Regulators

December 18, 2013

LT3086Linear Technology Corp.  announces the LT3086, the latest addition to the LDO+™ family, offering significant functionality previously unavailable in linear regulators. The 40 V, 2.1 A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring with external control of thermal limit temperature.

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Two Step-Down Switching Regulators

December 17, 2013

Two Step-Down Switching RegulatorsLinear Technology Corp. announces the LT8610A and LT8610AB. Both are 3.5 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulators. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 96% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5 µA in no-load standby conditions. Their 3.4 to 42 V input voltage range makes them ideal for automotive and industrial applications.

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Linear introduces 2.5A monolithic active cell balancer with telemetry interface

December 16, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. These battery stacks are commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as fail-safe power supplies and energy storage systems.

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10A Step-Down µModule®: LTM4633

October 31, 2013

4633Linear Technology has launched the LTM4633, a triple output 10A step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 15 x 15 x 5.01 mm BGA package with integrated heat sink for enhanced heat dissipation. Combined with bypass capacitors and three resistors, the LTM4633 solution fits within 4.5 cm² on a dual-sided PCB.

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Step-Down DC/DC Controller: LTC3774

October 30, 2013

3774Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3774 is a current-mode dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that enables the use of very low DC resistance (DCR) power inductors by enhancing the current-sense signal. Power inductor DCRs down to 0.2 milliohms can be utilized to maximize converter efficiency (up to 95%), increase power density and reduce the output ripple voltage in high current applications.

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Wireless Power Receiver: LTC4120

October 07, 2013

4120Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4120, a first for the company in the wireless battery charging space. The LTC4120 combines a wireless power receiver with a constant-current/constant-voltage battery charger, functioning as the receive circuit component in a complete wireless power transfer system comprised of transmit circuitry, transmit coil, receive coil and receive circuitry.

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Switched Capacitor Converter: LTC3255

September 25, 2013

3255Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3255, a versatile high voltage step-down switched capacitor converter that delivers up to 50 mA of output current. In applications where the input voltage exceeds twice the output voltage, a charge pump offers nearly twice the efficiency of an equivalent linear regulator, and provides a space-saving inductor-free alternative to switching DC/DC regulators.

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DC/DC Regulator: LTM4676

September 23, 2013

4676Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTM4676, a dual 13A or single 26A µModule® (micromodule) step-down DC/DC regulator with a serial digital interface. The interface enables system designers and remote operators to command and supervise a system’s power condition and consumption. The LTM4676 simplifies system characterization, optimization and data mining during prototyping, deployment and field operation.

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DC/DC µModule®: LTM4630

September 17, 2013

4630Linear Technology Corp., introduces the LTM4630, a dual 18 A per output or single 36 A output DC/DC µModule® step-down regulator capable of delivering up to 144 A when four devices are current shared. The LTM4630 is a complete DC/DC regulator system in a 16 mm x 16 mm x 4.41 mm LGA package, which includes inductors, MOSFETs, DC/DC controller and compensation circuitry.

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H-Grade Version for DC/DC Converter: LTC3122HMSE

September 11, 2013

3122HLinear Technology announces the high temperature H-grade version of the LTC3122 in a 12-lead thermally enhanced MSOP package. The LTC3122 is a 3 MHz current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with integrated output disconnect. Its internal 2.5 A switches deliver output voltages as high as 15 V from an input voltage range of 1.8 V at start-up (0.5 V when running) to 5.5 V.

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High Power Density LDO: LT1965

September 05, 2013

1965HLinear Technology Corp. announces a new H grade, wider temperature range version of the LT1965 a 1A LDO with high power density. The IC features low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load, wide VIN capability of 1.8 to 20 V and an adjustable output from 1.2 to 19.5 V.

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Buck-Boost Charge Pump: LTC3245

August 20, 2013

3245MPLinear Technology Corp. announces a new high reliability MP-grade, wider temperature range version of the LTC3245, a versatile 250 mA high voltage buck-boost charge pump. The MP grade has an operating junction temperature range of -55° C to +150° C. The LTC3245 MP grade is available in a compact 12-lead MSOP package with a backside thermal pad.

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Step-Down µModule® Regulator: LTM4624

August 19, 2013

4624HotShotLinear Technology launches the LTM4624, a 14 V, 4A step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01 mm BGA package which, including a few passive components, fits within 1 cm² on a single-sided PCB or 0.5 cm² double-sided. Like other µModule regulators, the LTM4624 includes the DC/DC controller, power switches, inductor and compensation in a single package.

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Operational Amplifier: LT6015

August 06, 2013

6015Linear Technology introduces the LT6015 single Over-the-Top® operational amplifier with outstanding precision over a 0 to 76 V input common-mode voltage range. It incorporates multiple built-in fault tolerant features, resulting in no-compromise performance over wide operating supply and temperature ranges.

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µModule Isolator: LTM2892

July 31, 2013

ltm2892Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM2892, a 6-channel SPI/digital or I²C µModule® (micromodule) isolator for 3.3 to 5 V systems. Ground potentials can vary widely in systems, potentially exceeding common mode operating limits, which can interrupt communications, destroy components, and even create hazardous conditions.

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High Performance Mixer: LTC5510

July 26, 2013

LTC5510Linear Technology announces the LTC5510, a high performance mixer with very wide frequency range, extending to 6 GHz. It provides a continuous 50 ohm matched input from 30 MHz to 6 GHz, while delivering outstanding linearity and gain flatness. These features enable applications to work over a wider frequency span without needing to rematch the input for different frequency bands, thereby reducing cost and simplifying design.

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10A Step-Down µModule® Regulator: LTM4649

June 27, 2013

ltm4649Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTM4649, a 10A step-down µModule® regulator with high operating efficiency and low temperature rise in a 9 mm x 15 mm x 4.92 mm BGA (ball grid array) package. The LTM4649 requires no heat sink, airflow or output current derating at full power from 0° to 83° C ambient temperature.

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Voltage Range Linear Regulator: LT3081

June 24, 2013

lt3081Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3081, a rugged 1.5 A wide input voltage range linear regulator with key usability, monitoring and protection features. The device has an extended safe operating area (SOA) compared to existing regulators, making it ideal for high input-to-output voltage and high output current applications where older regulators limit the output.

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Synchronous Buck-Boost Converter: LTC3115-1

June 17, 2013

ltc3115hfe-1Linear Technology announces the high temperature H-grade (-40° C to 150° C junction temperature) and high reliability MP-grade (-55° C to 150° C) version of the LTC3115-1 in a 20-lead thermally enhanced TSSOP package. The LTC3115-1 is a synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 2 A of continuous output current from a wide range of power sources from single-cell Li-Ion to 24/28 V industrial rails to 40 V automotive inputs.

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Diode Bridge Controller: LT4320

June 10, 2013

DiodeBridgeControllerLinear Technology Corp. introduces the LT4320, an ideal diode bridge controller for 9 to 72 V systems that replaces each of the four diodes in a full-wave bridge rectifier with a low loss N-channel MOSFET to significantly reduce the power dissipation and increase available voltage. The controller operates from DC to 600Hz.

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Step-Down Switching Regulator: LT3995

June 05, 2013

LT3995Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3995, a 3A, 60V step-down switching regulator, requiring only 2.7 µA of quiescent current. The LT3995’s 4.3 to 60 V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive, commercial vehicle, avionic and industrial applications. Its internal 4.7 A switch can deliver up to 3 A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 1.2 V.

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Voltage Linear Regulator: LT3055

June 03, 2013

45v500mALinear Technology Corp. announces the LT3055, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and diagnostic capability. The device delivers up to 500 mA output current with a 350 mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3055 features a wide 2 to 45 V input voltage range, delivering adjustable output voltages from 0.6 to 40 V.

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Synchronous Buck Regulator: LTC3621

April 09, 2013

3621The LTC3621 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 1A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6 V. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiencies as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation requires only 3.5 µA of no load quiescent current.

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Full Bridge DC/DC Controller: LTC3722-1

April 04, 2013

3722H-1Linear Technology Corp. announces the H-grade version of the LTC3722-1, a phase-modulated full bridge DC/DC controller with adaptive or manual zero voltage switching (ZVS). The device’s ZVS delay control and adjustable synchronous rectification timing optimize efficiency while reducing transformer size and electromagnetic interference, making it well suited for isolated high power applications of up to several kilowatts.

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PNP-Based LDO: LT3007

April 02, 2013

3007Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3007, the latest member in a family of high voltage, micro power, robust PNP-based LDOs, featuring an ultralow 3µA quiescent current. The LT3007’s high input voltage capability, spanning 2.0 to 45 V with an adjustable output voltage ranging from 0.6 to 44.5 V, enables operation in a wide variety of application spaces.

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Synchronous Buck-Boost Converter: LTC3129

March 18, 2013

3129Linear Technology announces the LTC3129, a synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 200 mA of continuous output current from a wide variety of input sources including single or multiple-cell batteries as well as solar panels and supercaps. Its 2.42 to 15 V input range and 1.4 to 15.75 V output range provide a regulated output with inputs above, below or equal to the output.

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Dual Low Noise, Low Dropout Regulator: LT3030

March 13, 2013

3030Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3030,a dual low noise, low dropout regulator with independent inputs and independent shutdown control for each channel. The device delivers continuous output current up to 750 mA on one channel and 250 mA on the other channel, with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.

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Step-Down µModule® Regulator: LTM8001

March 12, 2013

8001Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM8001, a step-down µModule® (micromodule) regulator consisting of an array of five low noise 1A linear regulators. The linear regulators are also configurable to deliver 2A, 3A, 4A or 5A, depending on the number and combination of current shared outputs.

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Dual/Quad Operational Amplifiers: LT6016 / LT6017

February 14, 2013

6016Linear Technology introduces the LT6016 and LT6017, dual and quad wide input range operational amplifiers. These amplifiers combine high precision with the ruggedness and versatility of LTC’s unique Over-the-Top® architecture. Input offset voltage is 50 µV max, input bias current is 5 nA, and low frequency noise is 0.5 µVP-P.

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Buck-Boost DC/DC Controller: LT8705

February 11, 2013

8705HotShotLinear Technology Corp.  announces the LT8705, a very high efficiency (up to 98%) synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated output voltage. This device has four feedback loops to regulate the input current/voltage, along with the output current/voltage.The LT8705 can be used in a wide range of applications such as a voltage stabilizer in telecom and automotive requirements.

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Multi-Topology DC/DC µModule® Converter

February 05, 2013

ltm8045Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM8045, a 2.8 to 18 V input, multi-topology DC/DC µModule® (micromodule) converter, with onboard inductor, power switch and DC/DC controller delivering up to 700 mA output current. The LTM8045 is designed for point-of-load regulation in communications, imaging and handheld test equipment.

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Synchronous Buck Converter: LTC3646

January 07, 2013

3646Linear Technology announces the LTC3646, a 40 V input capable synchronous buck converter than can deliver up to 1 A of continuous output current from a 3 mm x 4 mm DFN-14 (or thermally enhanced MSOP16) package. It operates from an input voltage range of 4 to 40 V, making it ideal for automotive and industrial applications that require high voltage input capability.

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DC/DC Controller: LT3761

December 03, 2012

3761Linear Technology announces the LT3761, a 60 V DC/DC controller designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator. Its internal PWM dimming generator makes it ideal for driving high current LEDs, but it also has features making it suitable for charging batteries and super-capacitors.

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Eight-Channel 1A Buck DC/DCs: LTC3375

November 19, 2012

3375HotShotLinear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3375, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device features eight independent 1A channels with I²C control, flexible sequencing and fault monitoring in a compact QFN package.

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Step-Down DC/DC Controller: LTC3864

November 08, 2012

3864Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3864, a high voltage step-down DC/DC controller that draws only 40 µA quiescent current in standby mode with the output enabled in Burst Mode® operation. The 3.5 to 60 V input supply range is designed to protect against high voltage transients, to operate continuously during automotive cold crank and covers a broad range of input sources and battery chemistries.

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Dual Hot Swap™ Controller: LTC4226

November 06, 2012

4226Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4226, a dual Hot Swap™ controller, enabling safe board insertion into live 4.5 to 44 V backplanes. The LTC4226 controls external N-channel MOSFETs to gently power up the board, avoiding sparks, connector damage and system glitches. A dual rate fault timer protects the MOSFET and system from long or damaging overcurrents.

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Synchronous Buck LED Driver Controller: LT3763

October 23, 2012

3763Linear Technology announces the LT3763, a synchronous buck LED driver controller that delivers over 300 W of LED power. Its 6 to 60 V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. Similarly, its output voltage can be set from 0 to 55 V, enabling it to drive a wide range of LEDs in a single string.

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Synchronous Boost DC/DC Converter: LTC3122

October 18, 2012

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Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3122, a 3 MHz current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with integrated output disconnect. Its internal 2.5A switches deliver output voltages as high as 15 V from an input voltage range of 1.8 V at start-up (0.5 V when running) to 5.5 V, making it ideal for battery or standard 3.3 V and 5 V power sources.

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Step-Down µModule® Regulator: LTM4641

October 17, 2012

LTM4641Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM4641, a 4.5 to 38 V input, 0.6 to 6 V output, 10A step-down µModule® regulator with comprehensive electrical and thermal protection for loads such as processors, ASICs and high-end FPGAs. The LTM4641 µModule regulator monitors input voltage, output voltage and temperature conditions.

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SPI or I²C Digital µModule® Isolator: LTM2883

September 17, 2012

2883Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM2883, a 6-channel SPI/Digital or I² C digital µModule® isolator with triple rail regulated power for 3.3 and 5 V systems. In industrial systems applications, ground potentials can vary widely, often exceeding the tolerable range, which can interrupt communications or even destroy components.
 

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DC/DC µModule®: LTM4620

September 12, 2012

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Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM4620, a dual 13A per output or single 26A output DC/DC µModule® (pronounced micromodule) step-down regulator that delivers up to 100A when four devices are current shared. The LTM4620 is a complete DC/DC regulator system in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 4.41 mm LGA package, including inductors, power stages and all control circuits.
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DC/DC Converter: LT3518

August 22, 2012

LT3518Linear Technology announces the H-grade version of the LT3518. The LT3518 is a 45 V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter designed to drive high current LEDs at constant current. Its 3 to 30 V input voltage range with transient protection to 40 V makes the LT3518 ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting.

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Temperature Sensor: LTC2996

August 06, 2012

LTC2996Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2996 high accuracy temperature sensor for 2.25 to 5.5 V systems. The LTC2996 measures a remote diode’s temperature with ±1° C accuracy and its own die temperature with ±2° C accuracy while rejecting errors due to noise and series resistance.

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Controller & Power Manager: LTC4000-1

August 02, 2012

LTC4000-1Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4000-1, a high voltage controller and power manager with input maximum power point control (MPPC) that converts virtually any externally compensated DC/DC power supply into a full-featured battery charger. The LTC4000-1 is capable of driving typical DC/DC converter topologies, including buck, boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, flyback and forward.

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I/Q Demodulator: LTC5584

July 18, 2012

LinearLinear Technology announces the LTC5584, an ultrawide bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator with outstanding linearity of 31 dBm IIP3 and 70 dBm IIP2. The device offers best-in-class demodulation bandwidth of over 530 MHz, supporting the latest generation of LTE multimode, LTE Advanced receivers, as well as digital predistortion (DPD) receivers.

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µModule® Analog-To-Digital Converter: LTM9012

July 18, 2012

dw9073Linear Technology introduces the LTM9012, a quad 14-bit, 125 Msps µModule® analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with integrated fixed gain drivers, passive filtering and bypass capacitance. The integrated µModule converters offer dramatic reduction in board space for high channel-count applications as diverse as medical imaging systems and MIMO 4 G base stations.

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Ultralow Noise and Spurs 373 to 5790 MHz Integer-N Synthesizers

December 08, 2011
Linear Tech product LTC6946Linear Technology has developed the LTC6946, the first device in a family of high performance integer-N frequency synthesizers with integrated VCO, delivering −226 dBc/Hz normalized closed-loop in-band phase noise, −274 dBc/Hz normalized in-band 1/f noise and best-in-class −103 dBc spurious output. Read More

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Linear's 80 V synchronous buck-boost controller with -55° to 150°C temp. range

August 15, 2014

 Linear Technology Corp. announces the H- and MP-grade versions of the LT8705.  

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Linear Technology's 92mW direct conversion I/Q modulator

August 13, 2014

 A new low power I/Q modulator from Linear Technology enables battery-powered transmitters operating in the 30MHz to 1.3GHz frequency bands, breaking new ground in power consumption, sideband suppression, carrier leakage and dynamic range performance. The LTC5599 modulator, powered from a single 2.7V to 3.6V supply, draws only 28mA current, less than 60% that of alternative solutions-with no performance sacrifice.  

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Linear Technology’s LTC5599, a new low power I/Q modulator

August 11, 2014

 A new low power I/Q modulator from Linear Technology enables battery-powered transmitters operating in the 30MHz to 1.3GHz frequency bands, breaking new ground in power consumption, sideband suppression, carrier leakage and dynamic range performance. 

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Linear Technology's 5A, 15V 2-phase synchronous boost regulator

July 09, 2014

 Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3124, a dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with output disconnect and inrush current limiting. Dual-phase operation significantly reduces peak inductor and capacitor ripple currents, minimizing component size while delivering lower output ripple versus an equivalent single-phase device. 

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Linear Tech.'s nanopower buck-boost DC/DC converter with energy harvesting battery charger

June 30, 2014

 Linear Technology announces the LTC3331, a complete energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available.  

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Linear offers low noise 6 GHz fractional-N synthesizer with integrated VCO

June 27, 2014

 Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC6948, a high performance fractional-N PLL with 6GHz-plus integrated VCO.  

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Linear Technology's USB µModule isolator

May 22, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTM2884, a USB µModule® (micromodule) Isolator that combines USB data communications and USB power, and guards against ground-to-ground differentials and large common mode transients.

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Linear Technology's Synchronous step-down regulator delivers 2A & requires only 3.5µA of quiescent current

April 17, 2014

The LTC3624 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6V. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiencies as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation requires only 3.5µA of no load quiescent current.

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Linear's gain block delivers 46 dBm OIP3 and 2.6 dB NF

April 14, 2014

Linear Technology announces the LTC6431-20, a 20 MHz to 2 GHz single-ended input and output fixed gain amplifier offering outstanding 46.2 dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.6 dB noise figure. Its OP1dB (Output 1dB Compression Point) is a best-in-class 22 dBm.

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Linear's synchronous forward MOSFET driver eliminates signal transformer

April 02, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8311, a high efficiency secondary-side MOSFET driver that operates without the need for primary control in an isolated synchronous forward converter. The LT8311’s unique preactive mode eliminates the need for a signal transformer for primary to secondary-side communication by sensing signals on the secondary side to control synchronous rectification. This mode reduces component count and solution size.

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Linear's micropower 30 µV op amp settles in 15 µS to 0.0015%

March 31, 2014

Linear Technology introduces the LT6020, a dual 3V to 30V fast settling operational amplifier, featuring 30µV maximum input offset voltage and 0.5µV/°C max VOS drift. While supply current is only 100µA maximum per amplifier, proprietary slew enhancement circuitry provides fast clean output step response. The LT6020 settles to 0.0015% in less than 15µs regardless of whether the output step is 5V or 25V. Specially designed input circuitry maintains high impedance, minimizing current spikes associated with fast steps for input steps up to 5V.

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Linear's 9 to 72 V ideal diode bridge controller now specified for military & automotive applications

March 05, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. announces the automotive (H-grade) and high reliability military (MP-grade) versions of the LT4320, an ideal diode bridge controller for 9 to 72 V systems. The LT4320 replaces a full-wave diode bridge rectifier with a low loss N-channel MOSFET bridge to reduce the power and voltage losses by a factor of ten or more. Power supply size is reduced as the enhanced power efficiency eliminates bulky heat sinks.

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Linear introduces flyback synchronous rectifier driver that provides 10 A output current

March 03, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8309, a flyback secondary-side synchronous rectifier driver that replaces the output diode with a MOSFET, allowing up to 10A output current without the use of a heat sink. The maximum output current of a flyback power supply has been limited by the power loss and heat generated from the output diode when no heat sink is used.

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Linear's 16-bit 5 Msps dual SAR ADC offers flexible differential inputs with wide common mode range

February 24, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2323-16, a dual 16-bit 5 Msps simultaneous sampling, successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with flexible differential inputs. The LTC2323-16 supports a wide input common mode range and simplifies system-level design by relaxing the signal conditioning requirements to drive the ADC with a wide range of analog signals up to Nyquist frequencies.

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Step-Down Switching Regulator: LT8612

February 04, 2014

LT8612Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8612, a 6 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 3 µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4 to 42 V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications. Its internal high efficiency switches deliver up to 6 A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.97 V.

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Linear's 80 V synchronous SEPIC/inverting/boost DC/DC controller delivers up to 10 A output current

January 28, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8710, its first synchronous SEPIC, inverting, boost and flyback multi-topology DC/DC controller. This synchronous device replaces the output diode with a high efficiency P-channel MOSFET, increasing efficiency, maximum output current (up to 10A) and eliminating the heat sink typically required in medium to high power applications, making the LT8710 highly versatile for a wide range of power supply designs.

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Linear introduces a current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

January 22, 2014

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3875, a dual output current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that enables the use of very low DC resistance (DCR) power inductors by using a novel DCR sensing architecture that enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal. Power inductor DCR, as low as 0.2 milliohms can be used without a sense resistor to maximize converter efficiency and increase power density. This new DCR sensing technique dramatically reduces the switching jitter normally associated with low DCR sensing applications.

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Linear introduces dual 3 A, 4 MHz, synchronous step-down regulators with DDR memory

December 19, 2013

LTC3615Linear Technology introduces new high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3615 and LTC3615-1, high efficiency, 4 MHz synchronous buck regulators that incorporate a constant frequency, current-mode architecture. Low resistance internal switches enable the LTC3615 to deliver up to 3 A of continuous output current from each channel.

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Linear introduces 2.5A monolithic active cell balancer with telemetry interface

December 16, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. These battery stacks are commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as fail-safe power supplies and energy storage systems.

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Linear's quad PHY interface enables rugged multiport IO-Link masters

December 11, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2874, an IO-Link master IC, combining a power and communications interface to four remote IO-Link devices (slaves). A rugged interface and rich feature set make the LTC2874 ideal for larger systems implementing IO-Link (IEC61131-9) in harsh, industrial environments. Managing four slaves per master IC, the LTC2874 reduces board space, design complexity and costs while increasing reliability.

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Accelerate firmware development time for Linear Technology ICs

December 03, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the Linduino™ One development tool, an Arduino-compatible platform for developing and distributing firmware libraries and code for Linear Technology’s SPI and I²C-compatible integrated circuits. The Linduino One board interfaces to more than 300 QuikEval™ demonstration cards, supporting a variety of product types including analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), power monitors, intelligent Hot Swap™ controllers, temperature sensors, LED drivers, and battery management systems.

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Linear introduces small boost DC/DC converter with avalanche photodiode current monitor

November 27, 2013

The LT3905 from Linear Technology is a fixed frequency, current-mode step-up DC/DC converter designed to bias avalanche photodiodes (APD) in optical receivers. The LT3905 features high side APD current monitoring with over five decades of dynamic range and better than 2% relative accuracy over the 3µA to 3mA range. The maximum APD current is programmed with a single resistor and a fast current limiter with indicator protects the APD during overload conditions.

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Linear's triple output high current LED driver controller drives over 250 W of LED power

November 21, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3797, a triple output DC/DC controller designed to drive three independent channels of LEDs. Its fixed frequency, current-mode architecture delivers constant, accurately regulated LED current over a wide range of supply and output voltages.

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Linear introduces 55 V IN/55 V OUT buck-boost battery charging controller

November 06, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4020, an advanced high voltage power manager and multi-chemistry battery charger designed to efficiently transfer power from a variety of sources to a system power supply rail and a battery. The device offers precision charge current regulation, ±0.5% charge voltage regulation and operates across a wide 4.5 V to 55 V input voltage range compatible with a variety of different input voltage sources. 

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Linear's LTspice IV now native on Mac OS X

November 04, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces a native Mac OS X release of its popular LTspice® IV simulation program. This new release of LTspice supports Mac OS X 10.7+ platforms and has similar capabilities and features as its Windows counterpart.

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Linear introduces ideal diode bridge controller that minimizes power loss and heat

October 23, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LT4321, an ideal diode bridge controller that replaces two diode bridge rectifiers with low-loss N-channel MOSFET bridges to increase the available power and reduce heat dissipation in a Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE PD). IEEE 802.3 PoE specifications require PDs to accept DC supply voltages of any polarity over their Ethernet inputs.

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Linear introduces 42 V, 4 A (IOUT), synchronous step-down silent switcher

October 21, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8614, a 4 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20 dB, well below the CISPR 25 Class 5 limit. Even with switching frequencies in excess of 2 MHz, synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 96% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5 µA in no-load standby conditions.

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Linear introduces 18 Bit, 1 Msps, ±10.24 V true bipolar SAR ADC

October 01, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1 Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide ±10.24 V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial applications. The device operates from a single 5V supply, achieves 100 dB SNR and -110 dB THD and features an internal 2.048 V (20 ppm/°C max) reference and reference buffer. An input divider network scales and level shifts the input signal, eliminating complicated circuitry required to directly interface true bipolar signals. 

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Linear's 600 mA negative LDO+ offers rail-to-rail operation, programmable current limit & output current monitor

September 26, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3090, the newest member of its LDO+™ family, a 600 mA low dropout negative linear regulator featuring low noise, rail-to-rail operation, precision programmable current limit and a bidirectional output current monitor. The device is cable-drop compensation capable, easily parallelable for higher current or PCB heat spreading and configurable as a floating 3-terminal regulator.

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Linear introduces USB 5 V, 2.5 A, 42 V input synchronous buck with cable drop compensation

September 24, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8697, a 2.5 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5 V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5 V regulation at a remote USB port using programmable cable drop compensation to accurately correct the voltage drop from a long connecting cable regardless of variations in load current. The LT8697’s forced continuous operation enables the LT8697 to sink current, maintaining full frequency operation at zero load, further enhancing accurate 5V regulation during load transients.

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Linear introduces controller with spread spectrum frequency modulation & short-circuit protection

September 19, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LT3795, a 110V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter designed to regulate a current or voltage to a constant value, ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its 4.5V to 110V input voltage range makes it appropriate for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. The LT3795 uses an external low side N-channel MOSFET and can drive up to 90V of white LEDs from a nominal 12V input, delivering in excess of 50 watts.

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Linear introduces 15 V, 2.25 MHz synchronous dual 600 mA step-down regulator

August 28, 2013

Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3607 is a high efficiency, 2.25 MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a peak current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 600 mA of continuous output current from each channel at output voltages as low as 0.6V from a 3 mm x 3 mm QFN or a thermally enhanced MSOP-16 package. The LTC3607 accommodates an input voltage range of 4.5 V to 15 V, making it suitable for dual cell Li-Ion applications as well as 5 V and 12 V intermediate bus systems.

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Linear introduces nanopower buck-boost DC/DC with energy harvesting battery life extender

August 05, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. The LTC3330 requires no supply current from the battery when providing regulated power to the load from harvested energy and only 750nA operating when powered from the battery under no-load conditions.

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MicroGen's piezo-MEMS vibration energy harvesters enable Linear wireless sensor network

June 25, 2013

MicroGen Systems announced that vibration energy harvesting BOLT™ Power Cells enabled a live wireless sensor network (WSN) using Linear’s Dust Networks LTC5800-IPM SmartMesh™ IP mote-on-chip at the Sensors Expo and Conference exhibition in Rosemont, IL on June 5-6, 2013.

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Linear introduces 60VIN/80VOUT LED driver with internal PWM generator

June 24, 2013

The LT3955, a DC/DC converter designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch, is now available from Linear Technology. The device’s internal PWM dimming generator makes it ideal for driving high current LEDs, and it also has features suitable for charging batteries and supercapacitors.

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Linear introduces 100mA synchronous buck converter

May 13, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LTC3639, a 150V input-capable synchronous buck converter that delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 150V, eliminating the need for an external transient suspension device. The LTC3639 utilizes internal synchronous rectification and a programmable peak current-mode design to optimize efficiency over a broad range of output currents.

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Linear introduces isolated 8-Port PoE PSE controllers

April 29, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4290/LTC4271 isolated 8-port power source equipment (PSE) controller chipset designed for use in IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) Type 1- and Type 2-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. The LTC4290/4271 provides 8 independent PSE channels for simpler lower component count designs, reduced board space and ultimately reduced total solution costs.

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Linear introduces I/Q sampling digital predistortion receiver

April 15, 2013

Linear Technology introduces the LTM9013, a wideband RF-to-digital µModule® (micromodule) receiver that includes a high performance dual 14-bit, 310Msps analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a high IIP3 I/Q demodulator, two variable gain amplifiers, and 300MHz lowpass filters. The LTM9013’s quadrature sampling architecture enables acquisition of up to 300MHz of signal bandwidth with IMD3 performance of 66dB across the entire band.

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Linear's dual output sine wave to logic converter utilizes selectable input filtering for lowest additive jitter

April 08, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC6957, a DC to 300 MHz dual output buffer/driver/logic translator, ideal for converting sine waves into low phase noise logic level signals. Prior solutions were unable to perform this conversion without introducing a significant amount of jitter.

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Linear's tiny low frequency clock supports long duration power-on reset

March 27, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LTC6995, a simple, accurate low frequency clock uniquely configurable for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications. The LTC6995 is the latest part in the TimerBlox® family of versatile silicon timing devices, which combines an accurate programmable oscillator with precision circuitry and logic.

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Linear introduces 14 bit, 4.5 Msps SAR ADC in 8 mm² TSOT-23 package

March 12, 2013

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2314-14, a 14 bit 4.5 Msps successive approximation register (SAR) ADC in a tiny 8-lead TSOT-23 package, offering up to 90% reduction in size over competing solutions for space-conscious applications. This small SAR ADC integrates a precision 2.048 V/4.096 V reference with 7 ppm/°C typical and guaranteed 20 ppm/°C maximum temperature coefficient into an 8 mm² footprint.

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Tiny, surface mount, hermetic voltage references offer outstanding stability

February 12, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LS8 reference family, a series of hermetic precision voltage references packaged in a 5 x 5 mm surface mount, low stress ceramic package. These precision voltage references offer outstanding long term stability and consistent predictable behavior, over time and operating conditions. For instrumentation that demands the best possible performance over years or decades of operation, the LS8 package offers an alternative to large metal can or ceramic DIP packages.

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Linear's 140 V precision op amp features 3 pA bias current, 3.5 µVP-P noise

January 30, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LTC6090, a precision operational amplifier that operates on a supply voltage up to 140 V (or ±70 V). Its combination of rail-to-rail output, 3 pA (typical) input bias current, 1.6 mV maximum input offset voltage and 3.5 µVP-P low frequency noise delivers the precision required for high performance ATE, piezo driver, and DAC buffer applications.

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Linear's fully differential IF 15 dB RF/IF amplifier achieves 50 dBm OIP3

January 28, 2013

Linear Technology announces the LTC6430-15, a 15dB amplifier, which achieves high dynamic range in a 100 Ohm differential environment from 20 MHz to 1GHz and beyond. Two performance grades are available: at 240MHz, the A-grade OIP3 is typically 50 dBm and is fully tested and guaranteed to be a minimum of 47dBm. Noise Figure is 3dB, which corresponds to an input-referred amplifier noise of 1nV/√Hz.

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Linear's PowerPath prioritizer eases power system design with multiple input sources

December 10, 2012

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4417, a triple-supply prioritized PowerPath™ controller for 2.5 to 36 V systems. The controller selects the highest priority valid supply among three inputs to power the load. Priority is defined by pin assignment, while a supply is considered valid after it has been inside a voltage window set by 1.5 percent accurate undervoltage and overvoltage thresholds for 256ms.

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Linear's new rail-to-rail 80 V monitor measures current & voltage with +/-0.75% accuracy

November 08, 2012

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2945, a wide range I²C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage and power of any 0 to 80 V rail. In many cases, prior power monitoring solutions are limited to 3 to 5 V supplies and monitor voltages less than 36 V, requiring additional circuitry to monitor higher voltages. The LTC2945 has flexible power supply options, deriving power from a 4 to 80 V monitored supply, a 2.7 to 80 V secondary supply, or from the onboard shunt regulator.

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Linear introduces lowest noise, 16-Bit 20 Msps ADCs that achieve 84 dB SNR

October 26, 2012

Linear Technology Corp. introduces three low power 16-bit, 20Msps analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), the LTC2269, LTC2270 and LTC2271, offering the lowest input-referred noise and tight integral nonlinearity error (INL) for very high precision DC measurements. With only 46µVRMS input noise and maximum guaranteed INL error of ±2.3LSB, these ADCs are suitable for very low noise, high linearity sampling applications such as digital x-ray, infrared and medical imaging, pachymeters, spectrometry and cytometry.

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Linear's WirelessHART and IP WSNs achieve industry’s lowest power consumption

October 09, 2012

Linear Technology’s Dust Networks® product group introduces the SmartMesh™ LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years, while companion network manager components enable the development of highly robust and secure wireless sensor networks (WSN).

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Linear's 50 Ohm IF Gain Block Provides 47 dBm OIP3, 15.5 dB Gain, consumes only 450 mW

September 19, 2012

Linear LTC6431-15Linear Technology announces the LTC6431-15, a 15.5 dB gain block that achieves high dynamic range in a 50 Ohm environment from 20 MHz to 1 GHz and beyond. It is manufactured on an advanced SiGe process and is available in two performance grades. 

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Linear Technology devices power Mars Curiosity rover

August 17, 2012

Linear Technology Corp., a leading supplier of high performance analog integrated circuits, announced that its products are playing a key role in the Mars rover launched by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  Linear Technology’s high performance analog semiconductors are used in the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover to enable collection of vast amounts of data, including detailed visual images of the Martian landscape and precise readings to assist scientists in assessing the geology and history of Mars.

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Linear introduces low noise fully differential 1.6GHz buffer

August 16, 2012

Linear Technology announces the LTC6417, a fully differential buffer amplifier with only 1.5nV/√Hz output-referred noise. The LTC6417 is capable of driving a differential 50 Ohm load and is optimized for driving 14- and 16-bit pipeline ADCs. It can be DC- or AC-coupled at its inputs, and achieves excellent distortion performance for signals up to and beyond 600 MHz. At 140 MHz, OIP3 is 46 dBm, and HD3 is -69 dBc with 2.4 VP-P output swing into a 50Ohm load.

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Low VIN capable 5A DC/DC converter generates positive or negative voltage

August 01, 2012

Linear LT3959Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3959, a highly versatile DC/DC converter for boost, SEPIC and inverting power supply applications.

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Linear Technology introduces surge stopper with ideal diode

July 23, 2012

Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4364, a surge stopper with ideal diode, providing compact and low-loss protection for 4V to 80V electronics in automotive, avionics and industrial systems. The surge stopper shields downstream electronics from input overvoltages and overcurrent, enabling continuous operation through transient surges. Overcurrent limiting protects the system and supply from short-circuits at the load.

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Linear Technology introduces high linearity downconverting mixer

March 28, 2012

Linear Technology announces the LTC5544, a 4 GHz to 6 GHz high dynamic range downconverting mixer. The LTC5544 mixer offers high linearity with 25.9 dBm IIP3 (Input Third-Order Intercept), high conversion gain of 7.4 dB owing to its integrated IF amplifier, and a noise figure of 11.3 dB.

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Linear launches bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator

January 30, 2012
Linear Technology announces the LTC5585, an ultra-wide bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator with improved linearity performance (IIP3 = 25.7 dBm and IIP2 = 60 dBm at 1.95 GHz). Read More

Linear Technology Introduces Integer-N PLL/Synthesizer

December 19, 2011
Linear Technology announces the LTC6945, a high performance 6GHz integer-N frequency synthesizer with outstanding -226 dBc/Hz normalized closed-loop in-band phase noise, excellent -274 dBc/Hz normalized in-band 1/f noise, a wideband phase noise floor of -157 dBc/Hz and best-in-class -102 dBc spurious output. In a typical 900 MHz application, these... Read More

Linear Technology Announces Fixed Frequency Synchronous Buck Converters

November 29, 2011
Linear Technology announces the LTC3103 and the LTC3104, 15 V, fixed frequency synchronous buck converters capable of delivering 300 mA of continuous current to output voltages from 0.6 to 13.8 V. The LTC3103 consumes just 1.8 µA of quiescent current, while the LTC3104 (which offers a 10 mA programmable... Read More

Linear Announces a Dual High Performance RF Mixer

May 27, 2011
Linear Technology is announcing the LTC5569, a dual high performance RF mixer that packs a combination of 26.8dBm IIP3 (Input Third Order Intercept), 300mW per mixer and wide operating frequency coverage to address high density footprints of multimode 4G RRH (Remote Radio Head) MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) receivers. This mixer... Read More

Linear Technology Announces A New MP-grade Regulator

May 03, 2011
Linear Technology Corp. announces a new high reliability (MP-grade) version of the LT3511, a high voltage isolated monolithic flyback regulator that operates over a -55° to 150°C junction temperature range. This device simplifies the design of an isolated DC/DC converter since it needs no optocoupler, third winding or signal... Read More

Linear Introduces Isolated 12-port PSE Controller Chipset

May 02, 2011
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4270/ LTC4271 isolated 12-port Power Source Equipment (PSE) controller chipset designed for use in IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) Type 1 and Type 2 compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems. The LTC4270/71 provides 12 independent PSE channels for simpler, lower component count designs, reduced board space... Read More

Linear's One-shot Pulse Generator Offers Accurate Timing

September 08, 2010
Linear Technology announces the LTC6993, an accurate and tiny "one-shot" pulse generator, the latest member of the TimerBlox™ family of timing devices. The one-shot function, also known as a monostable multivibrator, is useful for accurate event timing, edge detection and frequency discrimination. The LTC6993 makes implementation simple, since it... Read More

Linear's 500 mA Negative Micropower LDO Offers High Reliability Grade

August 19, 2010
Linear Technology Corp. announces a new high reliability, military plastic MP-grade version of the LT1175, a 500 mA negative micropower low dropout regulator. The MP-grade LT1175 is offered in SOIC-8 and DD-Pak packages with a -55° to +125°C operating junction temperature range. With a wide input voltage range of... Read More

Linear Technology and C-MAC MicroTechnology Partner

November 01, 2009
C-MAC MicroTechnology and Linear Technology Corp. have formed a strategic partnership to provide the European, Canadian and Asian space markets with space qualified radiation hardened (rad-hard) monolithic devices and hybrid modules. This key partnership forms part of C-MAC’s strategy for growth within the space market following its accreditation to... Read More

Linear Technology Relocates to New Facility

May 23, 2007
Linear Technology , a California-based maker of linear integrated circuits, announced that it has opened a new 20,000-square-foot design facility in Manchester, NH. Linear said that it had outgrown its prior New Hampshire design center. The new design center is focused on high performance analog integrated circuits, and includes... Read More

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Wireless Sensor Network Challenges and Solutions

August 14, 2012

Discusses wireless sensor network technology and markets focusing on multi-channel time-synchronized mesh networks based on 802.15.4 radios

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