LM2594

ACTIVE

SIMPLE SWITCHER® 40V, 500mA Low Component Count Step-Down Regulator

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Parameters

Vin (Min) (V) 4.5 Vin (Max) (V) 40 Vout (Min) (V) 3.3 Vout (Max) (V) 37 Iout (Max) (A) 0.5 Iq (Typ) (mA) 5 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 110 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 173 Features Enable, Over Current Protection Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)

Package | Pins | Size

PDIP (P) 8 93 mm² 9.81 x 9.43 SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 4.9 x 3.9 open-in-new Find other Buck converters (integrated switch)

Features

  • New product available: LMR36506 3-V to 65-V 0.6-A ultra-small synchronous buck converter
  • 3.3-V, 5-V, 12-V, and adjustable output versions
  • Adjustable version output voltage range: 1.2 V to 37 V (57-V for the HV version), ±4% maximum over line and load conditions
  • Available in 8-pin surface-mount SOIC and 8-pin PDIP packages
  • Ensured 0.5-A output current
  • Input voltage range up to 60 V
  • Requires only four external components
  • 150-kHz Fixed-frequency internal oscillator
  • TTL shutdown capability
  • Low power standby mode, IQ typically 85 µA
  • High efficiency
  • Uses readily-available standard inductors
  • Thermal shutdown and current-limit protection
  • Start WEBENCH design with LM2594HV

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Description

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.

The new product, LMR36506, offers reduced BOM cost, higher efficiency, and smaller solution size with many other features. See the Device Comparison Table to compare specs. Start WEBENCH Design with LMR36506.

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.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet LM2594/LM2594HV SIMPLE SWITCHER 4.5V to 60V 0.5A 150kHz Step Down Converter datasheet (Rev. E) May 07, 2020
Technical articles Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application Mar. 29, 2019
Technical articles More components, more problems Jun. 13, 2016
Technical articles Have you been had? Check the stated vs. actual current limit Apr. 19, 2016
Application notes Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics (Rev. C) Apr. 19, 2016
Technical articles SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators deliver a powerful punch for years Mar. 08, 2016
Application notes Low EMI Layout Made SIMPLE With LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 (Rev. A) Sep. 12, 2014
Application notes AN-2162 Simple Success With Conducted EMI From DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) Apr. 24, 2013
Application notes AN-1081 Low-Cost Low-Parts-Count DC/DC Converter With Multiple Outputs (Rev. B) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1149 Layout Guidelines for Switching Power Supplies (Rev. C) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1197 Selecting Inductors for Buck Converters (Rev. B) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1229 SIMPLE SWITCHER PCB Layout Guidelines (Rev. C) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1246 Stresses in Wide Input DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1520 A Guide to Board Layout for Best Thermal Resistance for Exposed Packages (Rev. B) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1566 Techniques for Thermal Analysis of Switching Power Supply Designs (Rev. A) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-1889 How to Measure the Loop Transfer Function of Power Supplies (Rev. A) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes AN-2155 Layout Tips for EMI Reduction in DC/ DC Converters (Rev. A) Apr. 23, 2013
Application notes Buck Converters Provide a Battery Charger and System Power Mar. 21, 2007
Application notes Simple Techniques Minimize Cross-Coupling in Distributed Power Systems Mar. 21, 2007
Application notes Input and Output Capacitor Selection Sep. 19, 2005
More literature SEM1600 Topic 4: Constructing Your Power Supply – Layout Considerations Jul. 12, 2005
Application notes AN-643 EMI/RFI Board Design (Rev. B) May 03, 2004

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