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1 A step down switching regulator
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The L4976 is a step down monolithic power switching regulator delivering 1A at a voltage between 3.3V and 50V (selected by a simple external divider). Realized in BCD mixed technology, the device uses an internal power D-MOS transistor (with a typical Rds(ON) of 0.25W) to obtain very high efficency and high switching speed. A switching frequency up to 300KHz is achievable (the maximum power dissipation of the packages must be observed). A wide input voltage range between 8V to 55V and output voltages regulated from 3.3V to 40V cover the majority of today’s applications. Features of this new generations of DC-DC converter include pulse-by-pulse current limit, hiccup mode for short circuit protection, voltage feedforward regulation, protection against feedback loop disconnection and thermal shutdown. The device is available in plastic dual in line, DIP8 for standard assembly, and SO16W for SMD assembly.

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Key Features

  • Up to 1A step down converter
  • Operating input voltage from 8v to 55v
  • Precise 5.1V reference voltage
  • Output voltage adjustable from 0.5V to 50V
  • Switching frequency adjustable up to 300kHz
  • Voltage feedforward
  • Zero load current operation
  • Internal current limiting (pulse-bypulse
  • and hiccup mode)
  • Protection against feedback disconnection
  • Thermal shutdown

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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User Manual

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Design Notes & Tips

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L4976ActiveDIP-8Tube_-1.523Distributor reported inventory date: 2016-02-06
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L4976DActiveSO-16WTube_-1.607Distributor reported inventory date: 2016-02-06
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L4976D013TRActiveSO-16WTape And Reel_Free Samples1.607Distributor reported inventory date: 2016-02-06
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