Friday, August 23, 2013

2A µModule regulator configurable as a step down or an inverter


Linear Technology has unveiled the LTM8050, 2A µModule regulator that is protected against input surges up to 60V and can be configured as a step down or an inverting (i.e. negative output) converter.

With 60V input voltage protection, the LTM8050 can be used safely in applications where the main power bus may be susceptible to large voltage spikes or deviations. Examples include automotive, avionics, factory automation, heavy equipment, transportation, robotics and industrial systems.

The module's operating input voltage is from 3.6 to 58V (60Vmax) and the output is adjustable with one resistor from 0.8 to 24V. When configured as an inverter, the output is adjustable from -0.8 to -24V.

The LTM8050 also includes an inductor, dc/dc regulator, power FETs, and the compensation circuitry, all housed in a 9 x 15 x 4.92mm BGA package.