Power Electronics

Power Management IC Enables Push-Button Control

Linear Technology’s LTC2952 is a power management IC with push-button on/off control for system power and system monitoring features. The power management function features two ideal PowerPath controllers suitable for applications requiring an ideal diode-OR function for load sharing or automatic switchover between two input power sources. The low-loss switchover is achieved by regulating two external P-channel MOSFETs with 20-mV typical voltage drop when conducting and is configurable to satisfy various application requirements.

The push-button controller provides enable control for dc-dc converters, processor's interrupt logic and adjustable ON and OFF debounce times. When powering off, the LTC2952 interrupts the system processor to alert it to perform the necessary power down and housekeeping tasks, resulting in graceful system shutdown. The robust and accurate system supervisory functions of the LTC2952 make it ideal for high reliability system applications.

The LTC2952 operates over an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 28 V. Specified over the commercial and industrial temperature ranges and available now, the LTC2952 is offered in 20-pin TSSOP and 4-mm x 4-mm QFN packages. Pricing for the LTC2952 begins at $2.95 each in 1000-piece quantities.

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