- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2005 on page 0
Converter IC with Integrated Schottky Diode
Conventional step-up switching regulator ICs need at least one external Schottky diode and have the disadvantage that there is no effective output short-circuit current limiting. This means that very large currents can flow via coil L and Schottky diode D. Such currents can overload upstream components or destroy circuit board tracks. This situation is now remedied by the new LT3464 step-up switching regulator.