The LM2594xx 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 a 8-pin PDIP and a 8-pin surface-mount SOIC package.
Requiring a minimum number of external components, these regulators are simple to use and feature internal frequency compensation, a fixed-frequency oscillator, and improved line and load regulation specifications.
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A standard series of inductors (both through-hole and surface-mount types) are available from several different manufacturers optimized for use with the LM2594xx series. This feature greatly simplifies the design of switch-mode power supplies.
Other features include an ensured ±4% tolerance on output voltage under all conditions of input voltage and output load conditions, and ±15% on the oscillator frequency. External shutdown is included, featuring typically 85-µA standby current. Self-protection features include a two stage frequency reducing current limit for the output switch and an overtemperature shutdown for complete protection under fault conditions.
The LM2594HV is for applications requiring an input voltage up to 60 V.