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VCC (Min) (V) 2.7 VCC (Max) (V) 5.5 Iq (Typ) (uA) 25 Time delay (ms) 2, 10, 16, 30, 60, 120 Number of sequenced outputs 3 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Sequencers

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  • Qualified for Automotive Applications
  • Simple Solution for Sequencing 3 Voltage Rails from a Single Input Signal
  • Easily Cascade up to 3 Devices to Sequence as Many as 9 Voltage Rails
  • Power-Up and Power-Down Control
  • Tiny 2.9-mm x 1.9-mm Footprint
  • Low Quiescent Current of 25 µA
  • Input Voltage Range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Standard Timing Options Available

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The LM3880 simple power supply sequencer offers the easiest method to control power up sequencing and power down sequencing of multiple Independent voltage rails. By staggering the startup sequence, it is possible to avoid latch conditions or large in-rush currents that can affect the reliability of the system.

Available in a 6-pin SOT-23-6 package, the Simple Sequencer contains a precision enable pin and three open-drain output flags. The open-drain output flags permit that they can be pulled up to distinct voltage supplies separate from the sequencer VDD (so long as they do not exceed the recommended maximum voltage of 0.3V greater than VDD), so as to interface with ICs requiring a range of different enable signals. When the LM3880 is enabled, the three output flags will sequentially release, after individual time delays, thus permitting the connected power supplies to start up. The output flags will follow a reverse sequence during power down to avoid latch conditions.

EPROM capability allows every delay and sequence to be fully adjustable. Contact Texas Instruments if a nonstandard configuration is required.

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* Datasheet LM3880 Three-Rail Simple Power Sequencer datasheet (Rev. L) Nov. 12, 2018
Application note High-Performance CMOS Image Sensor Power Supply in Industrial Camera and Vision Aug. 05, 2019
Application note Creating a Sequencing Voltage Supervisor (Reset IC) Using TPS386000 and LM3880 May 14, 2019
Selection guide Power Management Guide 2018 (Rev. R) Jun. 25, 2018
Technical articles How to manage processor power during uncontrolled power off Jun. 21, 2018
Technical articles FPGA power made simple: sequencing Nov. 13, 2017
Technical articles Sequencing solutions: simple, reliable and cost-effective Sep. 27, 2017
Technical articles Sequencing and managing multiple power rails in a system: common questions answered Feb. 01, 2017
Application note Analog Applications Journal 4Q 2014 Oct. 24, 2014
Application note Power-supply sequencing for FPGAs Oct. 24, 2014
User guide AN-1491 LM3880 Power Sequencer Demo Board (Rev. A) May 07, 2013
Application note LM1771 and LM3880 Based FPGA Power Supply Reference Design (Rev. A) May 05, 2013
Application note AN-1603 LM274X Reference Designs (Rev. C) May 01, 2013
Application note Power Supply Design Considerations for Modern FPGAs (Power Designer 121) Feb. 02, 2010

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Power Sequencer

LM3880 Power Sequencer

  • Easiest method to sequence rails
  • Power up and power down control
  • Input voltage range of 2.7V to 5.5V
  • Small footprint SOT23-6
  • Low quiescent current of 20 mA
  • Standard timing options available
  • Customization of timing and sequence available through factory programmability


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