The LTM4624 is a complete 4A step-down switching mode µModule regulator in a tiny 6.25mm × 6.25mm × 5.01mm BGA package. Included in the package are the switching controller, power FETs, inductor and support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 4V to 14V or 2.375V to 14V with an external bias supply, the LTM4624 supports an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V, set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers 4A continuous, 5A peak, output current. Only bulk input and output capacitors are needed. Ideal for applications in communications, storage, industrial, and medical systems
The LTM4624 from Linear Technology is a 14V, 4A step-down µModule regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01mm BGA package which, including a few passive components, fits within 1cm² on a single-sided PCB or 0.5cm² double-sided.
Like other µModule regulators, the LTM4624 includes the DC/DC controller, power switches, inductor and compensation in a single package. Only two external ceramic capacitors (1206 case size) and a resistor (0603 or smaller case size) are required for operation.
The LTM4624 operates from a 4V to 14V input supply, delivering a regulated output adjustable between 0.6V to 5.5V, ideal for applications in communications, storage, industrial, and medical systems.
This device operates at a 1MHz typical switching frequency with a very low 5mV output ripple at full load during a 12VIN to 1.5VOUT conversion. With the addition of an external bias supply above 4V, the LTM4624 can operate from an input voltage as low as 2.375V.
This DC/DC step-down regulator supports selectable discontinuous mode operation and output voltage tracking for supply rail sequencing. Its high switching frequency and current mode control enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability.
Overvoltage, overcurrent and overtemperature fault protection are included in the regulator and it is available with SnPb (BGA) or RoHS compliant terminal finish.
Typical applications for this tiny profile step-down µModule regulator includes telecom, datacom, networking and industrial equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, data storage rack units and cards as well as test and debug systems.
The LTM4624 is available with guaranteed operation over the -40°C to +125°C internal temperature range and is available for immediate delivery from stock. Pricing starts at $5.95 each for 1,000 piece quantities.
For more information on the LTM4624, visit http://www.linear.com/product/LTM4624
Summary of Features of the LTM4624:
- 4A DC/DC Step-Down Solution in Less Than 1cm2
- Only Two Capacitors & One Resistor Required for a Complete Solution
- 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01mm BGA
- 4V to 14V VIN Range
- As Low as 2.375VIN with External Bias Supply
- Low 5mV Output Ripple at 1.5VOUT, 4A
- User Adjustable VOUT Between 0.6V to 5.5V
- Telecom, Datacom, Networking and Industrial Equipment
- Medical Diagnostic Equipment
- Data Storage Rack Units and Cards
- Test and Debug Systems
About Linear Technology
Linear Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, was founded in 1981, became a public company in 1986 and joined the S&P 500 index of major public companies in 2000. Linear Technology products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, RF signal conditioning circuits, µModule products, and many other analog functions. Applications for Linear Technology’s high performance circuits include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products such as optical switches, notebook and desktop computers, computer peripherals, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, security monitoring devices, high-end consumer products such as digital cameras and MP3 players, complex medical devices, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems.
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