Step-Down DC/DC Converter Offers Quiescent Current of Only 50uA
Linear Technology has announced the LT3481, a 2A, 36V step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to keep quiescent current under 50uA. The LT3481 operates within a VIN range of 3.6V to 34V, making it ideal for load dump and cold-crank conditions found in automotive applications. Its 3.2A internal switch can deliver up to 2A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 1.26V.The
The LT3481 utilizes a high efficiency 3.2A, 0.18Ohm switch, with the necessary boost diode, oscillator, control and logic circuitry integrated into a single chip. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low output currents while keeping output ripple below 15mVPK-PK. Special design techniques enable high efficiency over a wide input voltage range and the device’s current mode topology enables fast transient response and excellent loop stability. Other features include external synchronization (from 275kHz to 475kHz), a power good flag and soft-start capability.
Pricing for the LT3481EDD and LT3481EMSE starts at $3.25 each, for 1,000-piece quantities. The LT3481IDD and LT3481IMSE are tested and guaranteed to operate from a -40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature, priced at $3.90each in 1,000-piece quantities. All versions are available from stock.