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Vin (Min) (V) 2.97 Vin (Max) (V) 40 Vout (Min) (V) 1.26 Vout (Max) (V) 500 Regulated outputs (#) 1 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 100 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 Iq (Typ) (mA) 2.7 Features Adjustable Current Limit, Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Pre-Bias Start-Up Duty cycle (Max) (%) 100 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
Vin (Min) (V) 2.97 Vin (Max) (V) 40 Vout (Min) (V) 1.26 Vout (Max) (V) 500 Regulated outputs (#) 1 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 100 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 Iq (Typ) (mA) 2.7 Features Adjustable Current Limit, Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Pre-Bias Start-Up Duty cycle (Max) (%) 100 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125
SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 4.9 x 3.9 VSSOP (DGK) 8 15 mm² 3 x 4.9
  • 8-lead VSSOP-8 and SOIC-8 packages
  • Internal Push-Pull Driver With 1-A Peak Current Capability
  • Current Limit and Thermal Shutdown
  • Frequency Compensation Optimized With a Capacitor and a Resistor
  • Internal Soft Start
  • Current Mode Operation
  • Undervoltage Lockout With Hysteresis
  • Create a Custom Design Using the LM3478 with the WEBENCH Power Designer
  • 8-lead VSSOP-8 and SOIC-8 packages
  • Internal Push-Pull Driver With 1-A Peak Current Capability
  • Current Limit and Thermal Shutdown
  • Frequency Compensation Optimized With a Capacitor and a Resistor
  • Internal Soft Start
  • Current Mode Operation
  • Undervoltage Lockout With Hysteresis
  • Create a Custom Design Using the LM3478 with the WEBENCH Power Designer

The LM3478 is a versatile Low-Side N-Channel MOSFET controller for switching regulators. It is suitable for use in topologies requiring a low side MOSFET, such as boost, flyback, SEPIC, etc. Moreover, the LM3478 can be operated at extremely high switching frequency in order to reduce the overall solution size. The switching frequency of the LM3478 can be adjusted to any value between 100 kHz and 1 MHz by using a single external resistor. Current mode control provides superior bandwidth and transient response, besides cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Output current can be programmed with a single external resistor.

The LM3478 has built-in features such as thermal shutdown, short-circuit protection, over voltage protection, etc. Power saving shutdown mode reduces the total supply current to 5 µA and allows power supply sequencing. Internal soft-start limits the inrush current at start-up.

The LM3478 is a versatile Low-Side N-Channel MOSFET controller for switching regulators. It is suitable for use in topologies requiring a low side MOSFET, such as boost, flyback, SEPIC, etc. Moreover, the LM3478 can be operated at extremely high switching frequency in order to reduce the overall solution size. The switching frequency of the LM3478 can be adjusted to any value between 100 kHz and 1 MHz by using a single external resistor. Current mode control provides superior bandwidth and transient response, besides cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Output current can be programmed with a single external resistor.

The LM3478 has built-in features such as thermal shutdown, short-circuit protection, over voltage protection, etc. Power saving shutdown mode reduces the total supply current to 5 µA and allows power supply sequencing. Internal soft-start limits the inrush current at start-up.

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