The LM2575 series of monolithic integrated circuits provide all the active functions for a step-down (buck) switching regulator. Fixed versions are available with a 3.3V, 5V, 12V, or 15V fixed output. Adjustable versions have an output voltage range from 1.23V to 37V. Both versions are capable of driving a 1A load with excellent line and load regulation.
These regulators are simple to use because they require a minimum number of external components and include internal frequency compensation and a fixed-frequency oscillator.
The LM2575 series offers a high efficiency replacement for popular three-terminal adjustable linear regulators. It substantially reduces the size of the heat sink, and in many cases no heat sink is required.
A standard series of inductors available from several different manufacturers are ideal for use with the LM2575 series. This feature greatly simplifies the design of switch-mode power supplies.
The feedback voltage is guaranteed to ±2% tolerance for adjustable versions, and the output voltage is guaranteed to ±3% for fixed versions, within specified input voltages and output load conditions. The oscillator frequency is guaranteed to ±10%. External shutdown is included, featuring less than 200µA standby current. The output switch includes cycle-by-cycle current limiting and thermal shutdown for full protection under fault conditions.