Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8631, a 1 A, 100 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 90% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7 µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3 to 100 V input voltage range makes it ideal for 48 V automotive systems, dual battery transportation, industrial and 36 to 72 V telecom applications. Its internal high efficiency switches deliver up to 1A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.8V. The LT8631’s Burst Mode operation offers ultralow quiescent current, making it well suited for applications such as automotive “always-on” systems, which need to extend operating battery life. The LT8631’s unique design maintains a minimum dropout voltage, enabling it to operate with duty cycles up to 99%. Its resistor programmable 100kHz to 1MHz frequency range and synchronization capability enable optimization between efficiency and external component size. The LT8631’s 20-lead TSSOP package with high voltage lead spacing ensures a compact, thermally efficient footprint for high voltage applications.
The LT8631 utilizes internal top and bottom high efficiency power switches with the necessary boost diode, oscillator, control and logic circuitry integrated into a single die. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low output currents while keeping output ripple below 10mVP-P. Special design techniques enable high efficiency over a wide input voltage range, and the LT8631’s current mode topology enables fast transient response and excellent loop stability. Other features include robust short-circuit protection, a power good flag, output voltage tracking and thermal protection.
The LT8631EFE is offered in a thermally enhanced TSSOP-20 package. An industrial temperature version, the LT8631IFE, is tested and guaranteed to operate from a -40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature. A high temperature version, the LT8631HFE, is tested and guaranteed to operate from a -40°C to 150°C operating junction temperature. Pricing starts at $3.60 each in 1,000 piece quantities and all versions are available from stock. For more information, visit www.linear.com/product/LT8631.
Summary of Features: LT8631
Ultrawide Input Voltage Range:
3V to 100V
- Output Voltage Range: 0.8V to 60V
- Internal Synchronous Switches
Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation:
- 16µA IQ at 12VIN to 5VOUT Output Ripple <10mVP-P
- 7µA IQ at 48VIN to 5VOUT Output Ripple <10mVP-P
- Low Dropout: 99% Maximum Duty Cycle
- Peak Current Mode Control
Fixed Frequency Operation:
100kHz to 1MHz
- Synchronization Input
- Programmable Undervoltage Lockout
- Power Good Flag
- Flexible Output Voltage Tracking
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Low Shutdown Current: 5µA
- Tolerates Pin Open/Short Faults
- Thermally Enhanced 20-Lead TSSOP with High Voltage Lead Spacing
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