Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4216, an ultra low voltage Hot Swap controller that protects load voltages ranging from 0V to 6V. In order to meet demands for faster and more efficient data processing, modern microprocessor systems are designed with lower voltage implementations. The LTC4216 answers the in- rush control needs of such systems and allows for the safe insertion and removal of boards from a live backplane. Together with an analog current limit amplifier, an electronic circuit breaker with adjustable response time provides dual level overcurrent protection. The IC also features an adjustable soft-start circuitry to limit the rate of change of the inrush current at start-up.
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