The A4480 is a wide input regulator with complete control, diagnostics, and protection features that address many requirements of automotive applications. It includes a boost function to allow operation with input voltages from 3.5 to 28 V, while maintaining a 5 V output voltage. The A4480 is able to supply up to 50 mA of load current.
An enable pin (ENB) allows control of the regulator output. This pin is rated to operate at up to 40 V, so it can be connected directly to a car battery.
Diagnostic output from the A4480 includes an open-drain Power OK (POK) output to alert the microprocessor that a fault has occurred.
Protection features include input undervoltage lockout (UVLO), foldback overcurrent protection, output under/overvoltage protections (UV/OVP), and thermal shutdown (TSD). In addition, the output is protected from a short-to-battery event.
The A4480 device is available in an 8-pin eSOIC package with exposed pad for enhanced thermal dissipation. It is lead (PB) free, with 100% matte tin leadframe plating.
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