Analog Devices' High-Power µModule Regulator Eases Data Center Cooling Requirements

Analog Devices LTM4700

Analog Devices expanded its suite of Power by Linear™ µModule® regulators with the LTM4700 step-down DC/DC power regulator, which combines the highest power in its class with the energy efficient performance needed to reduce data center infrastructure cooling requirements. Configured as dual 50 A or single 100 A configuration, the new power µModule’s innovative package technology enables an increasing server density and boosts data center throughout and computational power with minimal impact on system size and cooling costs. The LTM4700 µModule’s highly integrated, component-on-package design includes onboard memory, data conversion circuitry and digital interface, reducing it to nearly half the size of competing devices. Applications include cloud computing, high-speed computing and optical networking systems, communication infrastructure, and PCIe boards, as well as medical, industrial, and test and measurement equipment.

Analog Devices - LTM4700

The LTM4700 operates at using innovative heatsink packaging technology, compared to modular solutions from competitors which typically run at 90 °C. The LTM4700 can deliver full 100 A at 12 VIN to 0.8 VOUT with 200 LFM air flow up to 70 °C ambient temperature. Peak conversion efficiency at 12 VIN to 0.8 VOUT reaches 90%. The µModule’s architecture also enables system designers to combine up to eight devices, delivering up to 800 A of load current to meet the higher power needs of data center processors, including FPGAs, ASICs, GPUs and microcontrollers.

Analog Devices - LTM4700

The LTM4700 operates from a 4.5 V to 16 V input range, with output voltages digitally controlled from 0.5 V to 1.8 V. Integrated A/D converters, D/A converters and EEPROM enable users to digitally monitor, record and control power parameters using an I2C PMBus interface. Switching frequency is synchronized to an external clock from 200 kHz to 1 MHz for noise-sensitive applications. The LTM4700 also has self- and load-protection features against fault conditions such as over- and undervoltage, overcurrent and overtemperature.

Efficiency vs Current at 12 V Input
Efficiency vs Current at 12 V Input.

µModule Regulators Designed to Meet Industry Power Challenges

Analog Devices’ µModule regulators address industry challenges associated with limited power supply design industry expertise, reduced PCB area, thermal design constraints, and increased time-to-market pressures. The ADI µModule regulators are complete component-in-package power management solutions with integrated DC/DC controllers, power transistors, input and output capacitors, compensation components, and inductors within a compact, surface-mount BGA or LGA package. µModule power products support functions such as step-down (buck), step-down and step-up (buck-boost), battery charger, isolated converter, and LED driver.

Summary of Features: LTM4700

  • Dual 50 A or Single 100 A Digitally Adjustable Outputs with Digital Interface for Control, Compensation and Monitoring
  • Wide Input Voltage: 4.5 V to 16 V
  • Output Voltage Range: 0.5 V to 1.8 V
  • ~90% Full Load Efficiency from 12 VIN to 1 VOUT at 100 A
  • ±0.5% Maximum DC Output Error Over Temperature

Pricing & Availability

Product Production Availability Price Each per 1,000 Package
LTM4700 Now Starts at $97.26 15 mm × 22 mm × 7.87 mm
BGA Package
 
Dual-Output LTM4700/DC2702A-A Demo Circuit
Dual-Output LTM4700/DC2702A-A Demo Circuit.
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