Product Details

3.3V Step-Down Converter


The LT3685 is an adjustable frequency (200kHz to 2.4MHz) monolithic step-down switching regulator that accepts input voltages up to 38V operating and 60V maximum. An internal overvoltage protection circuit turns off the power switch when VIN is above 38V typical (36V minimum) which then allows the part to safely withstand 60V transients. A high effi ciency 0.25 switch is included on the die along with a boost Schottky diode and the necessary oscillator, control, and logic circuitry. Current mode topology is used for fast transient response and good loop stability. The LT3685’s high operating frequency allows the use of small, low cost inductors and ceramic capacitors resulting in low output ripple while keeping total solution size to a minimum.



Tools & Simulations


LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.

To launch ready-to-run LTspice demonstration circuits for this part:

Step 1: Download and install LTspice on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the link in the section below to download a demonstration circuit.

Step 3: If LTspice does not automatically open after clicking the link below, you can instead run the simulation by right clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As.” After saving the file to your computer, start LTspice and open the demonstration circuit by selecting ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.