Product Details

8V and 5V Dual Step-Down Converter


The LT3742 is a dual step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives high side N-channel power MOSFETs. A 500kHz fixed frequency current-mode architecture provides fast transient response with simple loop compensation components and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. The output stages of the two controllers operate 180° out of phase to reduce the input ripple current, minimizing the noise induced on the input supply, and allowing less input capacitance.

An internal boost regulator generates a bias rail of VIN + 7V to provide gate drive for the N-channel MOSFETs allowing low dropout and 100% duty cycle operation. The LT3742 can be used for applications where both controllers need to operate independently, or where both controllers are used to provide a single higher current output.

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.

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