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750mA, 42VIN Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 93% Efficiency at 2MHz from a 2mm x 2mm DFN Package

MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – June 19, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT8607, a 750mA, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz, enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio while using a very compact solution footprint. Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions, ideal for always-on systems. The device’s 3.0V to 42V input voltage range is well suited for automotive applications that must regulate through cold-crank and stop-start scenarios with minimum input voltages as low as 3.0V and load dump transients in excess of 40V. Its internal 1.2A switches deliver up to 750mA of continuous output current. The LT8607 maintains a minimum dropout voltage of only 250mV (at 500mA) under all conditions, enabling it to excel in scenarios such as automotive cold-crank. Spread spectrum frequency modulation and special design techniques ensure low EMI operation, enabling it to meet CISPR25, Class 5 EMI limits required by many automotive and industrial applications. Furthermore, a fast minimum on-time of only 45ns enables 2MHz constant frequency switching from a 16V input to a 1.5V output. The LT8607’s 8-lead thermally enhanced 2mm x 2mm DFN or 10-lead MSOP package and high switching frequency, which keeps the external inductor and capacitors small, provide a compact, thermally efficient footprint.

The LT8607 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. Unique design techniques and a new high speed process enable high efficiency over a wide input voltage range, and the LT8607’s current mode topology enables fast transient response and excellent loop stability. Other features include internal compensation, a power good flag, output soft-start/tracking and thermal protection.

The LT8607EDC is offered in a 2mm x 2mm 8-lead DFN package, whereas the LT8607EMSE is in a thermally enhanced MSOP-10 package. Industrial temperature versions, the LT8607IDC and LT8607IMSE, are tested and guaranteed to operate from a –40°C to 125°C operating junction temperature. Pricing starts at $2.15 each in 1,000-piece quantities and all versions are available from stock. For more information, visit www.linear.com/product/LT8607.

Summary of Features: LT8607

Wide Input Voltage Range: 3.0V to 42V
Ultralow Quiescent Current Burst Mode® Operation:
<3µA IQ Regulating 12VIN to 3.3VOUT Output Ripple <10mVP-P High Efficiency 2MHz Synchronous Operation: >93% Efficiency at 0.5A, 12VIN to 5VOUT
750mA Maximum Continuous Output
Fast Minimum Switch-On Time: 45ns
Adjustable & Synchronizable: 200kHz to 2.2MHz
Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation for Low EMI
Allows Use of Small Inductors
Low Dropout
Peak Current Mode Operation
Accurate 1V Enable Pin Threshold
Internal Compensation
Output Soft-Start & Tracking
Tiny 2mm x 2mm 8-Lead DFN or 10-Lead MSOP 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

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