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Step-down DC/DC converter delivers up to 1.25A from 2mm x 3mm DFN

Milpitas, Calif.—Linear Technology has announced the LTC3564, a 2.25MHz synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 1.25A of continuous output current from a 2mm x 3mm DFN or ThinSOT package.

Using a constant frequency current mode architecture, the LTC3564 operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 5.5V, making it suitable for Li-Ion battery inputs as well as 3.3V or 5V inputs for point-of-load applications. It can generate output voltages as low as 0.6V, enabling it to power the latest generation of low voltage DSPs and microcontrollers. It uses a constant 2.25MHz switching frequency, enabling the use of tiny, low cost ceramic capacitors and inductors less than a 1mm in height.

The LTC3564 uses internal switches with an RDS(ON) of only 0.15Ohm (N-Channel and P-Channel) to deliver efficiencies as high as 96%. It also has low dropout 100% duty cycle operation to extend battery run-time. The LTC3564 uses automatic Burst Mode operation to achieve only 20µA of no load quiescent current and less than 1µA in shutdown. Other features include ±2% output voltage accuracy, current mode operation and over-temperature protection.

The LTC3564EDBC is available in a 2mm x 3mm DFN-6 package while the LTC3564ES5 is available in a 5-lead ThinSOT package.

Pricing: Starts at $1.95 each for both parts in 1,000-piece quantities. The LTC3564IDBC and LTC3564ISS are both tested and guaranteed to operate from a -40°C to 125°C junction temperature. They are both priced at $2.24 in 1,000-piece quantities.
Availability: From stock.
Datasheet: Click here.

Linear Technology, www.linear.com

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