2 A step-down switching regulator

The L7980 device is a step-down switching regulator with a 2.5 A (minimum) current limited embedded Power MOSFET, so it is able to deliver up to 2 A current to the load depending on the application conditions.

The input voltage can range from 4.5 V to 28 V, while the output voltage can be set starting from 0.6 V to VIN.

Requiring a minimum set of external components, the device includes an internal 250 kHz switching frequency oscillator that can be externally adjusted up to 1 MHz.

The QFN and the HSOP packages with exposed pad allow reducing the RthJAdown to 60 °C/W and 40 °C/W respectively.

Key Features

  • 2 A DC output current
  • 4.5 V to 28 V input voltage
  • Output voltage adjustable from 0.6 V
  • 250 kHz switching frequency, programmable up to 1 MHz
  • Internal soft-start and enable
  • Low dropout operation: 100% duty cycle
  • Voltage feed-forward
  • Zero load current operation
  • Overcurrent and thermal protection
  • VFQFPN 3 x 3 - 8L and HSOP8 package

Circuit Diagram

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
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DS5974 DS5974: 2 A step-down switching regulator 6.0 1 MB
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Publications and Collaterals

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L7980: switching regulator for LED lighting 2.1 232 KB
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Brochure Power management guide 09.2017 3 MB
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Sample & Buy

Part Number Package Packing Type Marketing Status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
L7980TR DFN8 3x3 Tape And Reel Active 0.678 1000 NEC EAR99 PHILIPPINES MORE INFO Get Sample Add to cart DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY
L7980ATR PowerSO-8 Tape And Reel Active 0.719 1000 NEC EAR99 CHINA MORE INFO Get Sample Add to cart DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
L7980TR ActiveDFN8 3x3IndustrialEcopack2
L7980A ActivePowerSO-8IndustrialEcopack2 0 0
L7980ATR ActivePowerSO-8IndustrialEcopack2 0 0

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