1.5A switch step down switching regulator
for automotive applications
■ Qualified following the AEC-Q100
requirements (temperature Grade 3),
see PPAP for more details.
■ Temperature range -40 °C to 85 °C
■ Up to 1 A DC output current
■ Operating input voltage from 4.4 V to 36 V
■ Output voltage adjustable from 1.235 V to 35 V
■ Low dropout operation: 100 % duty cycle
■ 250 kHz Internally fixed frequency
■ Voltage feedforward
■ Zero load current operation
■ Internal current limiting
■ Inhibit for zero current consumption
■ Protection against feedback disconnection
■ Thermal shutdown
■ Dedicated to automotive applications
The A5970D is a step down monolithic power
switching regulator capable to deliver up to 1 A at
output voltages from 1.2 V to 35 V.
The device uses an internal P-channel D-MOS
transistor (with a typical Rdson of 250 mΩ) as
switching element to minimize the size of the
An internal oscillator fixes the switching frequency
at 250 kHz.
Having a minimum input voltage of 4.4 V only, it is
particularly suitable for 5 V bus.
Pulse by pulse current limit with the internal
frequency modulation offers an effective constant
current short circuit protection.
Figure 1. Typical application
VIN=4.4V to 35V