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20V, 20A Monolithic Synchronous Silent Switcher®2 Buck Regulator Reduces EMI & Enables High Power Density Applications

MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – July 24, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC7150S, a 20V, 20A monolithic synchronous buck converter with differential VOUT remote sensing. The device’s unique phase lockable controlled on-time constant frequency current mode architecture eases compensation and is ideal for high step-down ratio applications that operate at high frequencies while demanding fast transient response. The LTC7150S uses Silent Switcher®2 technology, including integrated bypass capacitors to deliver a highly efficient solution with excellent EMI performance while easing layout constraints. Multiphase operation with up to 12 phases provides the capability to directly parallel multiple devices for higher current with minimal increase in input and output capacitance. VOUT remote sense ensures that voltage regulation at the load is accurate regardless of load current or board layout. The LTC7150S’s wide 3.1V to 20V input range supports a wide variety of applications, including most intermediate bus voltages, and is compatible with many battery types. Integrated N-channel MOSFETs deliver continuous load currents as high as 20A with minimal thermal derating, at output voltages ranging from 0.6V to VIN, ideal for point-of-load applications such as powering high current/low voltage DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs. Other applications include telecom/datacom systems, distributed power architectures and general high power density systems.

The LTC7150S’s very low 25ns minimum on-time allows for a high step-down ratio power supply at high frequencies supporting both forced continuous and discontinuous mode operation. The operating frequency is selectable from 400kHz to 3MHz and can be synchronized to an external clock. The LTC7150S’s total differential output voltage accuracy is ±1% over the –40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature range. Additional features include differential remote VOUT sensing directly at the load, PHMODE phase selector pin, accurate 1.2V RUN pin threshold, VIN overvoltage protection, power good and programmable soft-start/tracking.

The LTC7150S is available in a thermally enhanced 42-lead 5mm × 6mm × 1.3mm BGA package, in both RoHS lead-free and leaded SnPb (63/37) finishes. The E and I grades are specified from –40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature range. The 1,000-piece price starts at $5.60 each for the E grade. All versions are available from stock. For more information, visit www.linear.com/product/LTC7150S.

Summary of Features: LTC7150S

Silent Switcher®2 Architecture
High Efficiency: Up to 96%
Output Current: 20A
VIN Range: 3.1V to 20V
Integrated Power N-Channel MOSFETs (6mΩ Top, 2.5mΩ Bottom)
Differential VOUT Remote Sense
Adjustable Frequency: 400kHz to 3MHz
PolyPhase® Operation: Up to 12 Phases
Output Tracking & Soft-Start
Reference Accuracy: 0.6V ±1%
Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line & Load Transient Response
Synchronizable Frequency from 400kHz to 3MHz
Accurate 1.2V RUN Pin Threshold
Supports Forced Continuous/Discontinuous Modes
42-Lead 5mm × 6mm × 1.3mm BGA Package

Analog Devices just got more Powerful. On March 10, Analog Devices acquired Linear Technology, creating the premier high performance analog company. More info at http://lt.linear.com/07c

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com.

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