The LM2597xx series of regulators are monolithic integrated circuits that provide all the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator, capable of driving a 0.5-A load with excellent line and load regulation. These devices are available in fixed output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, and an adjustable output version, and are packaged in an 8-pin PDIP and an 8-pin surface-mount package.
This series of switching regulators is similar to the LM2594 series, with additional supervisory and performance features added.
Requiring a minimum number of external components, these regulators are simple to use and include internal frequency compensation, improved line and load specifications, fixed-frequency oscillator, Shutdown/Soft-start, error flag delay, and error flag output.
The LM2597xx series operates at a switching frequency of 150-kHz, thus allowing smaller-sized filter components than what would be required with lower-frequency switching regulators. Because of its high efficiency, the copper traces on the printed-circuit board are normally the only heat sinking required.
|PART NUMBER||PACKAGE||BODY SIZE (NOM)|
|LM2597, LM2597HV||SOIC (8)||4.90 mm × 3.91 mm|
|PDIP (8)||9.81 mm × 6.35 mm|