SIMPLE SWITCHER Power Converter 150 KHz 3A Step-Down Voltage Regulator - LM2596

LM2596 (ACTIVE)

SIMPLE SWITCHER Power Converter 150 KHz 3A Step-Down Voltage Regulator

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Description

The LM2596 series of regulators are monolithic integrated circuits that provide all the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator, capable of driving a 3A load with excellent line and load regulation. These devices are available in fixed output voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and an adjustable output version.

Requiring a minimum number of external components, these regulators are simple to use and include internal frequency compensation , and a fixed-frequency oscillator.

The LM2596 series operates at a switching frequency of 150 kHz thus allowing smaller sized filter components than what would be needed with lower frequency switching regulators. Available in a standard 5-lead TO-220 package with several different lead bend options, and a 5-lead TO-263 surface mount package.

A standard series of inductors are available from several different manufacturers optimized for use with the LM2596 series. This feature greatly simplifies the design of switch-mode power supplies.

Other features include a ensured ±4% tolerance on output voltage under specified input voltage and output load conditions, and ±15% on the oscillator frequency. External shutdown is included, featuring typically 80 μA standby current. Self protection features include a two stage frequency reducing current limit for the output switch and an over temperature shutdown for complete protection under fault conditions. † Patent Number 5,382,918.

Features

  • 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and Adjustable Output Versions
  • Adjustable Version Output Voltage Range, 1.2V to 37V ±4% Max Over Line and Load Conditions
  • Available in TO-220 and TO-263 Packages
  • Ensured 3A Output Load Current
  • Input Voltage Range Up to 40V
  • Requires Only 4 External Components
  • Excellent Line and Load Regulation Specifications
  • 150 kHz Fixed Frequency Internal Oscillator
  • TTL Shutdown Capability
  • Low Power Standby Mode, IQ Typically 80 μA
  • High Efficiency
  • Uses Readily Available Standard Inductors
  • Thermal Shutdown and Current Limit Protection

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Regulated Outputs (#) 1
Vin (Min) (V) 4.5
Vin (Max) (V) 40
Vout (Min) (V) 3.3
Vout (Max) (V) 37
Iout (Max) (A) 3
Iout2 (Max) (A) -
Vout2 (Min) (V) -
Vout2 (Max) (V) -
Topology Buck
  • Boost
  • Buck
  • Buck-Boost
  • Inverting Buck-Boost
Switching Frequency (Max) (kHz) -
Switch Current Limit (Typ) (A) -
Iq (Typ) (mA) -
Duty Cycle (Max) (%) -
Soft Start -
  • Adjustable
  • Fixed
  • None
Compensation Internal
  • External
  • Internal
  • Not Needed
Special Features -
  • Adjustable Current Limit
  • Adjustable UVLO
  • Dynamic Voltage Scaling
  • Enable
  • Frequency Synchronization
  • Light Load Efficiency
  • Phase Interleaving
  • Power Good
  • Synchronous Rectification
  • Tracking
Control Mode Voltage Mode
  • COT with emulated ripple
  • Constant on-time (COT)
  • Current Mode
  • D-CAP
  • D-CAP+
  • D-CAP2
  • D-CAP3
  • Voltage Mode
Preset Vout (V) -
Vref Accuracy (Typ) (%) -
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  • Automotive
  • Catalog
  • HiRel Enhanced Product
  • High Temp
  • Military
  • Space
Operating Temperature Range (C) -40 to 125 °C to °C
Approx. Price (US$) 1.80 | 1ku
Package Group DDPAK/TO-263
TO-220
  • CFP
  • DDPAK/TO-263
  • DSBGA
  • DSLGA
  • HTSSOP
  • LQFN-CLIP
  • LSON-CLIP
  • MSOP-PowerPAD
  • PDIP
  • QFN
  • SO PowerPAD
  • SOIC
  • SON
  • SOT
  • SOT-23
  • TO-220
  • TO-263
  • TSSOP
  • USON
  • VQFN
  • VQFN-CLIP
  • VSON
  • VSSOP
  • WQFN
  • WSON
  • XCEPT
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    Min   Max   Range  
  Vin V    4.50 – 40.00V  
  Vout V    1.23 – 40.00V  
  Iout A    ≤ 3.00A  
  Ambient Temp °C    ≤ 100°C  
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