LT4295 Junction Temperature


As I know IC has little consumption and close to case temperature.

But what's the max power ic can afford ? Maybe 0.5W? it can help me estimate the temperature margin.

As datasheet noted LT4295 TEMPERATURE RANGE = -40C~85C, Does it mean "Junction Temperature" ?

What will LT4295 do when junction temperature over 85C~150C.

As I know Junction temperature can exceed 150°C when overtemperature protection is active.

=> TJMAX=150C

Kindly help me with it.

Thanks a lot.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 19, 2019 9:16 PM


    The LT4295 consumes very little power. Its bias current is 2mA (max) at 60V input. This sets power consumption of the IC at 60V to 120mW. θJC = 3.4°C/W and θJA = 43°C/W with a JEDEC 4-layer board for this package. A rough estimate for junction temperature is 0.4°C warmer than the case and 5°C warmer than ambient.

    The max operating junction temperature is 85°C for I-grade and 125°C for H-grade parts. Using the estimates above; I-grade parts should operate up to 80°C ambient and H-grade parts should operate up to 120°C ambient. Ambient temperatures that exceed this may affect reliability and lifetime of the part.

    Best Regards,