Automotive Electronics

6W Isolated Flyback Regulator Eliminates Opto-Coupler

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8301, a monolithic flyback regulator that significantly simplifies the design of isolated dc-dc converters. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, the part requires no opto-isolator or third winding for regulation. The LT8301 operates over a 2.7V to 42V input voltage range, has a 1.2A/65V power switch and delivers up to 6 watts of output power, making it well suited for a wide variety of industrial, medical, datacom, military and automotive applications.

The LT8301 operates in boundary mode, which is a variable frequency current-mode control switching scheme, typically resulting in ±5% regulation over the full line, load and temperature range. The output voltage is easily set by a single resistor and the transformer turns ratio. Several off-the-shelf transformers, identified in the data sheet, can be used for numerous applications. The high level of integration, boundary mode and the use of low ripple BurstMode® operation result in a simple to use, low component count highly efficient solution. Additional features included overload protection, a 380µA no load quiescent current with the output voltage in regulation, internal soft start, internal loop compensation, and output diode temperature compensation.

The LT8301 is available in a small TSOT-23 package. Extended and industrial versions operate over a junction temperature range of -40 to 125 degrees C. A high temperature automotive grade operates from -40 to 150 degrees C and a military grade operates from -55 to 150 degrees C. Pricing starts at $2.76 each in 1000-piece quantities.

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