Intended for analog and digital satellite receivers, this single low noise block converter regulator (LNBR) is a monolithic linear and switching voltage regulator, specifically designed to provide the power and the interface signals to an LNB down converter via coaxial cable. The A8298 requires few external components, with the boost switch and compensation circuitry integrated inside of the device. A high switching frequency is chosen to minimize the size of the passive filtering components, further assisting in cost reduction. The high levels of component integration ensure extremely low noise and ripple figures.
The A8298 has been designed for high efficiency, utilizing the Allegro® advanced BCD process. The integrated boost switch has been optimized to minimize both switching and static losses. To further enhance efficiency, the voltage drop across the tracking regulator has been minimized.
For DiSEqC™ communications, a tone control pin is provided to gate the internally-generated 22 kHz tone on-and-off.
A comprehensive set of fault registers are provided, which comply with all the common standards, including: overcurrent, thermal shutdown, undervoltage, and power not good.
The device uses a 2-wire bidirectional serial interface, compatible with the I2C™ standard, that operates up to 400 kHz.
The A8298 is supplied in a lead (Pb) free package.