38 V, 1.5 A synchronous step-down converter with low quiescent current

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The L6981 is an easy to use synchronous monolithic step-down regulator capable of delivering up to 1.5 A DC to the load. The wide input voltage range makes the device suitable for a broad range of applications. The L6981 is based on a peak current mode architecture and is packaged in an SO8 with internal compensation, thus minimizing design complexity and size. The L6981 is available both in low consumption mode (LCM) and low noise mode (LNM) versions. LCM maximizes the efficiency at light-load with controlled output voltage ripple so the device is suitable for battery-powered applications. LNM makes the switching frequency constant and minimizes the output voltage ripple for light-load operations, meeting the specification for low noise sensitive applications.
The EN pin provides enable/disable functionality. The typical shutdown current is 2 µA when disabled. As soon as the EN pin is pulled up the device is enabled and the internal 1.3 ms soft-start takes place. Pulse-by-pulse current sensing on both power elements implements an effective constant current protection and thermal shutdown prevents thermal run-away.
  • All features

    • 3.5 V to 38 V operating input voltage
    • Output voltage from 0.85 V to VIN
    • 1.5 A DC output current
    • Internal compensation network
    • Two different versions: LCM for high efficiency at light-loads and LNM for noise sensitive applications
    • 2 μA shutdown current
    • Internal soft-start
    • Enable
    • Overvoltage protection
    • Output voltage sequencing
    • Thermal protection
    • Synchronization to external clock for LNM devices
    • SO8 package

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      38 V, 1.5 A synchronous step-down switching regulator evaluation board based on the L6981CDR

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      38 V, 1.5 A synchronous step-down switching regulator evaluation board based on the L6981NDR

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SO-8 Industrial Ecopack2
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L6981CDR

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L6981NDR

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SO-8

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SO-8

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Industrial

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Ecopack2

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L6981CDR Available at 3 distributors

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EAR99 NEC Tape And Reel SO-8 - - CHINA 1.0 / 1k
L6981NDR Available at 3 distributors

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DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 825 1 Order Now
MOUSER WORLDWIDE 980 1 Order Now
Farnell Element14 EUROPE 100 1 Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

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825

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WORLDWIDE Order Now

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980

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1

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WORLDWIDE Order Now

Farnell Element14

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100

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1

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EUROPE Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

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EAR99 NEC Tape And Reel SO-8 - - CHINA 1.0 / 1k

L6981CDR

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Active

ECCN (US)

EAR99

Budgetary Price (US$)*/Qty

1.0 / 1k

Distributor availability ofL6981CDR

Distributor Name
Region Stock Min. Order Third party link
DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 1000 1 Order Now
MOUSER WORLDWIDE 989 1 Order Now
Farnell Element14 EUROPE 100 1 Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

Distributor Name

DIGIKEY

Stock

1000

Min.Order

1

Region

WORLDWIDE Order Now

MOUSER

Stock

989

Min.Order

1

Region

WORLDWIDE Order Now

Farnell Element14

Stock

100

Min.Order

1

Region

EUROPE Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

ECCN (EU)

NEC

Packing Type

Tape And Reel

Package

SO-8

Operating Temperature (°C)

(min)

-

(max)

-

Budgetary Price (US$)* / Qty

1.0 / 1k

Country of Origin

CHINA

L6981NDR

Marketing Status

Active

ECCN (US)

EAR99

Budgetary Price (US$)*/Qty

1.0 / 1k

Distributor availability ofL6981NDR

Distributor Name
Region Stock Min. Order Third party link
DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 825 1 Order Now
MOUSER WORLDWIDE 980 1 Order Now
Farnell Element14 EUROPE 100 1 Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

Distributor Name

DIGIKEY

Stock

825

Min.Order

1

Region

WORLDWIDE Order Now

MOUSER

Stock

980

Min.Order

1

Region

WORLDWIDE Order Now

Farnell Element14

Stock

100

Min.Order

1

Region

EUROPE Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2021-05-07

ECCN (EU)

NEC

Packing Type

Tape And Reel

Package

SO-8

Operating Temperature (°C)

(min)

-

(max)

-

Budgetary Price (US$)* / Qty

1.0 / 1k

Country of Origin

CHINA

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