LM2673

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8V to 40V, 3A SIMPLE SWITCHER® buck converter with adjustable current limit

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Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125 Topology Buck Type Converter Iout (max) (A) 3 Vin (min) (V) 8 Vin (max) (V) 40 Switching frequency (min) (kHz) 260 Switching frequency (max) (kHz) 260 Features Enable, Over Current Protection Control mode Voltage mode Vout (min) (V) 1.23 Vout (max) (V) 37 Iq (typ) (µA) 4200 Duty cycle (max) (%) 91
Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 125 Topology Buck Type Converter Iout (max) (A) 3 Vin (min) (V) 8 Vin (max) (V) 40 Switching frequency (min) (kHz) 260 Switching frequency (max) (kHz) 260 Features Enable, Over Current Protection Control mode Voltage mode Vout (min) (V) 1.23 Vout (max) (V) 37 Iq (typ) (µA) 4200 Duty cycle (max) (%) 91
TO-220 (NDZ) 7 82.6008 mm² 10.16 x 8.13 TO-263 (KTW) 7 153.924 mm² 10.1 x 15.24 VSON (NHM) 14 30 mm² 6 x 5
  • Efficiency Up to 94%
  • Simple and Easy to Design With (Using Off-The-
    Shelf External Components)
  • Resistor Programmable Peak Current Limit Over a
    Range of 2 A to 5 A
  • 150-mΩ DMOS Output Switch
  • 3.3-V, 5-V, 12-V Fixed Output and Adjustable
    (1.2 V to 37 V) Versions
  • ±2% Maximum Output Tolerance Over Full Line
    and Load Conditions
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 8 V to 40 V
  • 260-KHz Fixed Frequency Internal Oscillator
  • Soft-Start Capability
  • –40 to 125°C Operating Junction Temperature
    Range
  • Efficiency Up to 94%
  • Simple and Easy to Design With (Using Off-The-
    Shelf External Components)
  • Resistor Programmable Peak Current Limit Over a
    Range of 2 A to 5 A
  • 150-mΩ DMOS Output Switch
  • 3.3-V, 5-V, 12-V Fixed Output and Adjustable
    (1.2 V to 37 V) Versions
  • ±2% Maximum Output Tolerance Over Full Line
    and Load Conditions
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 8 V to 40 V
  • 260-KHz Fixed Frequency Internal Oscillator
  • Soft-Start Capability
  • –40 to 125°C Operating Junction Temperature
    Range

The LM2673 series of regulators are monolithic integrated circuits which provide all of the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator capable of driving up to 3-A loads with excellent line and load regulation characteristics. High efficiency (>90%) is obtained through the use of a low ON-resistance DMOS power switch. The series consists of fixed output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, and 12 V and an adjustable output version.

The SIMPLE SWITCHER® concept provides for a complete design using a minimum number of external components. A high fixed frequency oscillator (260 kHz) allows the use of physically smaller sized components. A family of standard inductors for use with the LM2673 are available from several manufacturers to greatly simplify the design process.

Other features include the ability to reduce the input surge current at power on by adding a soft-start timing capacitor to gradually turn on the regulator. The LM2673 series also has built-in thermal shutdown and resistor programmable current limit of the power MOSFET switch to protect the device and load circuitry under fault conditions. The output voltage is ensured to a ±2% tolerance. The clock frequency is controlled to within a ±11% tolerance.

The LM2673 series of regulators are monolithic integrated circuits which provide all of the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator capable of driving up to 3-A loads with excellent line and load regulation characteristics. High efficiency (>90%) is obtained through the use of a low ON-resistance DMOS power switch. The series consists of fixed output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, and 12 V and an adjustable output version.

The SIMPLE SWITCHER® concept provides for a complete design using a minimum number of external components. A high fixed frequency oscillator (260 kHz) allows the use of physically smaller sized components. A family of standard inductors for use with the LM2673 are available from several manufacturers to greatly simplify the design process.

Other features include the ability to reduce the input surge current at power on by adding a soft-start timing capacitor to gradually turn on the regulator. The LM2673 series also has built-in thermal shutdown and resistor programmable current limit of the power MOSFET switch to protect the device and load circuitry under fault conditions. The output voltage is ensured to a ±2% tolerance. The clock frequency is controlled to within a ±11% tolerance.

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* Data sheet LM2673 SIMPLE SWITCHER® 3-A Step-Down Voltage Regulator With Adjustable Current Limit datasheet (Rev. O) PDF | HTML 30 Jun 2016
White paper Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500 (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 30 Apr 2024
Application note Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics (Rev. D) PDF | HTML 25 Mar 2024
Technical article DC/DC converter datasheets - Calculate system losses PDF | HTML 02 May 2016
Technical article DC/DC converter datasheets – System losses demystified PDF | HTML 25 Apr 2016
Technical article DC/DC converter datasheets – System efficiency demystified PDF | HTML 18 Apr 2016
Application note Low EMI Layout Made SIMPLE With LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 (Rev. A) 12 Sep 2014
Application note AN-1187 Leadless Leadframe Package (LLP) (Rev. R) 07 May 2013
EVM User's guide AN-1135 LM267X 3A, 5A Evaluation Boards (Rev. D) 24 Apr 2013
Application note AN-2162 Simple Success With Conducted EMI From DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) 24 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1149 Layout Guidelines for Switching Power Supplies (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1197 Selecting Inductors for Buck Converters (Rev. B) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1229 SIMPLE SWITCHER PCB Layout Guidelines (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1246 Stresses in Wide Input DC-DC Converters (Rev. C) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1520 A Guide to Board Layout for Best Thermal Resistance for Exposed Packages (Rev. B) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1566 Techniques for Thermal Analysis of Switching Power Supply Designs (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-1889 How to Measure the Loop Transfer Function of Power Supplies (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note AN-2155 Layout Tips for EMI Reduction in DC/ DC Converters (Rev. A) 23 Apr 2013
Application note Simple Techniques Minimize Cross-Coupling in Distributed Power Systems 21 Mar 2007
Application note Input and Output Capacitor Selection 19 Sep 2005
More literature SEM1600 Topic 4: Constructing Your Power Supply – Layout Considerations 12 Jul 2005
Application note AN-643 EMI/RFI Board Design (Rev. B) 03 May 2004

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