Whether you are designing for 12 V or 24 V automotive, transient protection from load dump and cold crank are constant concerns in your power supply design. AEC-Q100 qualified wide VIN devices help to protect the load while reducing system protection complexity and cost.
While wide VIN devices are common in telecom due to system voltage transients, other end equipment such as Ethernet switches benefit from the power density provided by TI’s wide input voltage portfolio.
Even though many industrial systems feature a nominal 24 V input bus, that 24 V is often unregulated. This means input voltage transients up to 42 V, 60 V, and even 100 V are common, and a power supply with wide input voltage capability is desirable.