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Vin (Min) (V) 8 Vin (Max) (V) 40 Vout (Min) (V) 1.23 Vout (Max) (V) 37 Iout (Max) (A) 3 Iq (Typ) (uA) 4200 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 260 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 260 Features Enable, Over Current Protection Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
Vin (Min) (V) 8 Vin (Max) (V) 40 Vout (Min) (V) 1.23 Vout (Max) (V) 37 Iout (Max) (A) 3 Iq (Typ) (uA) 4200 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 260 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 260 Features Enable, Over Current Protection Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
TO-220 (NDZ) 7 83 mm² 10.16 x 8.13 TO-263 (KTW) 7 154 mm² 10.1 x 15.24 VSON (NHM) 14 30 mm² 6 x 5
  • New product available: LMR33630 36-V, 3-A, 400-kHz synchronous converter
  • Efficiency up to 94%
  • Simple and easy to design with (using off-the-shelf external components)
  • 150-mΩ DMOS output switch
  • 3.3-V, 5-V, 12-V Fixed output and adjustable
    (1.2 V to 37 V) versions
  • 50-µA Standby current when switched OFF
  • ±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
  • –40 to 125°C Operating junction temperature range
  • New product available: LMR33630 36-V, 3-A, 400-kHz synchronous converter
  • Efficiency up to 94%
  • Simple and easy to design with (using off-the-shelf external components)
  • 150-mΩ DMOS output switch
  • 3.3-V, 5-V, 12-V Fixed output and adjustable
    (1.2 V to 37 V) versions
  • 50-µA Standby current when switched OFF
  • ±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
  • –40 to 125°C Operating junction temperature range

The LM2676 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 LM2676 are available from several manufacturers to greatly simplify the design process.

The LM2676 series also has built-in thermal shutdown, current limiting and an ON/OFF control input that can power down the regulator to a low 50‑µA quiescent current standby condition. The output voltage is ensured to a ±2% tolerance. The clock frequency is controlled to within a ±11% tolerance.

The new product, LMR33630, offers reduced BOM cost, higher efficiency, and an 85% reduction in solution size among many other features. See the Device Comparison Table to compare specs. Start a WEBENCH Design with LMR33630.

The LM2676 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 LM2676 are available from several manufacturers to greatly simplify the design process.

The LM2676 series also has built-in thermal shutdown, current limiting and an ON/OFF control input that can power down the regulator to a low 50‑µA quiescent current standby condition. The output voltage is ensured to a ±2% tolerance. The clock frequency is controlled to within a ±11% tolerance.

The new product, LMR33630, offers reduced BOM cost, higher efficiency, and an 85% reduction in solution size among many other features. See the Device Comparison Table to compare specs. Start a WEBENCH Design with LMR33630.

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* Data sheet LM2676 SIMPLE SWITCHER® High Efficiency 3-A Step-Down Voltage Regulator datasheet (Rev. L) 30 Mar 2020
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application 29 Mar 2019
Technical article How to increase system reliability and simplify design using DC/DC converters 13 Jun 2016
Technical article The importance of accurate switching frequency and current limit when selecting buck regulators 19 Apr 2016
Application note Semiconductor and IC Package Thermal Metrics (Rev. C) 19 Apr 2016
Technical article Advantages of leaded packages in robust industrial designs 08 Mar 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
User 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-1Positive-to-Negative Buck-Boost Converter Using LM267x SIMPLE SWITCHER (Rev. E) 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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LM2676S-ADJEVM — LM2676 Step-Down Converter Evaluation Module

The LM2676S-ADJEVM evaluation module (EVM) is a fully assembled and tested circuit for evaluating the LM2596 step-down converter. The EVM operates from an 8V to 40V input and provides a 5V output at 3A.
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