DC1823A: Ideal Bridge, 1.5A@12~24VAC, 30A@9~40VDC


Demonstration circuit 1823A features the ideal diode bridge controller LT®4320 suitable for applications that require high current AC to DC full-wave rectification or DC polarity correction.

The LT4320 drives four N-channel MOSFETs to perform full-wave rectification functionally similar to a diode bridge but with much lower power dissipation. This topology eases thermal design, and increases usable output voltage. In addition, an all N-channel topology has benefits over a P-channel topology such as a wider selection of MOSFETs, lower cost, lower RDS(ON), and smaller footprint.

Only a few essential components are required to operate the LT4320 as an ideal diode bridge: four N-channel MOSFETs, a bypass ceramic capacitor, and an AC smoothing capacitor (CLOAD). The DC1823A includes four very low RDSON N-channel MOSFETs (2.5mΩ typical) to support high current applications. When an AC voltage source is used, the onboard CLOAD (C2) capacitor allows for up to 1.5A of average output current. Add additional CLOAD capacitance to support higher current AC applications. A unidirectional TVS (D1) is included to protect the application from brief overvoltage events up to the part rating. A footprint for bidirectional TVS (D3) is also included and is recommended for electrically harsh conditions.


Manufacturer Linear Technology/Analog Devices
Category Power Management
Sub-Category Ideal Bridge Controller
Eval Board Part Number DC1823A-ND
Eval Board Supplier Linear Technology/Analog Devices
Eval Board -
Current Out 1.5 A (AC)
30 A (DC)
Voltage In 9 ~ 40 VDC
12 ~ 24 VAC
Features Over Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Under Voltage Protection, Brown-Out
Quiescent Current [Typical] 1.5 mA
Component Count + Extras 7 + 17
Application / Target Market Auxiliary Power Supply
Industrial Power
PoE, Power Over Ethernet
Security IP Camera
Design Author Linear Technology
Quiescent Current [Maximum] - Not Given
Main I.C. Base Part LT4320IDD

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