The LM2672 series of regulators are monolithic integrated circuits built with a LMDMOS process. These regulators provide all the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator, capable of driving a 1A load current with excellent line and load regulation. These devices are available in fixed output voltages of 3.3V, 5.0V, 12V, and an adjustable output version.
Requiring a minimum number of external components, these regulators are simple to use and include patented internal frequency compensation (Patent Nos. 5,382,918 and 5,514,947), fixed frequency oscillator, external shutdown, soft-start, and frequency synchronization.
The LM2672 series operates at a switching frequency of 260 kHz, thus allowing smaller sized filter components than what would be needed with lower frequency switching regulators. Because of its very high efficiency (>90%), the copper traces on the printed circuit board are the only heat sinking needed.
A family of standard inductors for use with the LM2672 are available from several different manufacturers. This feature greatly simplifies the design of switch-mode power supplies using these advanced ICs. Also included in the datasheet are selector guides for diodes and capacitors designed to work in switch-mode power supplies.
Other features include a ensured ±1.5% tolerance on output voltage within specified input voltages and output load conditions, and ±10% on the oscillator frequency. External shutdown is included, featuring typically 50 μA stand-by current. The output switch includes current limiting, as well as thermal shutdown for full protection under fault conditions.
To simplify the LM2672 buck regulator design procedure, there exists computer design software, version 6.0.
Efficiency up to 96%
Available in SOIC-8 and 8-pin PDIP Packages
Computer Design Software Version 6.0
Simple and Easy to Design with
Requires only 5 External Components
Uses Readily Available Standard Inductors
3.3V, 5.0V, 12V, and Adjustable Output Versions vAdjustable Version Output Voltage Range: 1.21V to 37V
±1.5% Max Output Voltage Tolerance Over Line and Load Conditions