Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3065, a high-voltage, low-noise, low-dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and a power good flag. The device delivers up to 500mA output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. It features a wide 1.8V to 45V input voltage range and output voltage is adjustable from 0.6V to 40V. A single REF/BYP pin capacitor provides low noise operation-only 25µVRMS across a 10Hz to 100kHz bandwidth, and also reference soft-start functionality, preventing output voltage overshoot at turn-on. Output voltage tolerance is highly accurate at ±2% over line, load and temperature.
The LT3065 operates with a very small, low cost, 3.3µF ceramic output capacitor, optimizing stability and transient response. The LT3065 PWRGD flag indicates output regulation. One resistor programs the external precision current limit (±10% over temperature). Moreover, the device's internal protection circuitry includes reverse-battery protection, reverse-output protection, reverse-current protection, current limit with foldback, and thermal limiting.
The device's wide input and output voltage ranges, fast transient response, low quiescent current of 55µA (operating) and <1µA (in shutdown) make it an excellent choice for industrial power supplies, avionic power supplies, automotive power supplies, battery-powered systems and instruments requiring optimum run time, and high reliability power supplies requiring more extensive protection.
The LT3065 is available in thermally enhanced 10-lead 3mm x 3mm DFN and 12-lead MSOP packages, both with a compact footprint. The E- and I-grade versions are available from stock with an operating junction temperature of -40 to +125 degrees C, H grade is rated from -40 to +150 degrees C, and the MP-grade version is specified from -55 to +150 degrees C. 1,000 piece pricing starts at $1.85 each for the E-grade.