Features and Benefits
- Direct Flux Limit™ Guarantees No Saturation
- Fast and Accurate Average Current Limit
- Clean Start-Up Into Pre-Biased Output
- Secondary-Side Control for Fast Transient Response
- Simple, Self-Starting Architecture
- Synchronous MOSFET Reverse Current Limit
- PolyPhase® Operation Eases High-Power Design
- True Remote Sense Differential Amplifier
- Remote Sense Reverse Protection
- High Voltage Linear Regulator Controller
- Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VOUT
- Overtemperature/Overvoltage Protection
- Low Profile 4mm × 5mm QFN and Narrow 28-Lead SSOP Packages
The LTC3766 is a PolyPhase-capable secondary-side controller for synchronous forward converters. When used in conjunction with the LTC3765 active-clamp forward controller and gate driver, the part creates a complete isolated power supply that combines the power of multiphase operation with the speed of secondary-side control.
The LTC3766 has been designed to simplify the design of active clamp forward converters. Working in concert with the LTC3765, the LTC3766 forms a robust, self-starting converter that eliminates the need for the separate bias regulator that is commonly used in secondary-side control applications. A precision current-limit coupled with clean start-up into a pre-biased load make the LTC3766 an excellent choice for high-power battery charger applications.
The LTC3766 provides extensive remote sensing and output protection features, while Direct Flux Limit guarantees no transformer saturation without compromising transient response. A linear regulator controller and internal bypass LDO are also provided to simplify the generation of the secondary-side bias voltage.
- Isolated 48V Telecommunication Systems
- Isolated Battery Chargers
- Automotive and Military Systems
- Industrial, Avionics and Heavy Equipment
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (5)
Demonstration circuit 2199B-C is a 300W isolated forward converter with synchronous rectification featuring the LTC3765/LTC3766 chip-set. It produces a regulated 56V, 5.4A output from an input voltage range of 36V to 60V.
Demonstration circuit 2199A-B is a 360W isolated forward converter with synchronous rectification featuring the LTC3765/LTC3766 chip-set. It produces a regulated 24V, 15A output from an input voltage range of 36V to 60V.
Demonstration circuit 2199A-A is a 360W isolated forward converter with synchronous rectification featuring the LTC3765/LTC3766. It produces a regulated 12V, 30A output from an input voltage range of 36V to 60V.
Demonstration circuit 1739B-C is a 120W isolated forward converter with synchronous rectification featuring the LTC3765/LTC3766 chip set. This circuit demonstrates the high level of performance, efficiency, and small solution size attainable using this chipset in an active-clamp-reset forward converter power supply. It operates at 240kHz and produces a regulated 12V/10A output from an input voltage range of 9V to 36V. It has an eighth-brick footprint area.
Demonstration circuit 1739A-B is a 150W isolated forward converter with synchronous rectification featuring the LTC3765/LTC3766. This circuit demonstrates a high level of performance, efficiency, and small solution size attainable using these parts in an active-clamp-reset forward converter power supply. It operates at 240kHz and produces a regulated 12V, 12.5A output from an input voltage range of 18V to 72V, making it well suited for telecom, industrial, and other applications.
Tools & Simulations
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