Triple Output, Buck/Buck/Boost Synchronous Controller with 28μA Burst Mode IQ
Features and Benefits
- Dual Buck Plus Single Boost Synchronous Controllers
- Outputs Remain in Regulation Through Cold Crank Down to 2.5V
- Low Operating IQ: 55μA (One Channel On)
- Wide Bias Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 38V
- Buck Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
- Boost Output Voltage Up to 60V
- RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
- 100% Duty Cycle for Boost Synchronous MOSFET
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 850kHz)
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 900kHz)
- Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation at Light Loads
- Very Low Buck Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
- Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
- Low Shutdown IQ: 14μA
- Small 38-Pin 5mm × 7mm QFN and TSSOP Packages
The LTC3859 is a high performance triple output (buck/buck/boost) synchronous DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages. Constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable switching frequency of up to 850kHz. The LTC3859 operates from a wide 4.5V to 38V input supply range. When biased from the output of the boost converter or another auxiliary supply, the LTC3859 can operate from an input supply as low as 2.5V after start-up.
The 55μA no-load quiescent current extends operating run-time in battery powered systems. OPTI-LOOP compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values. The LTC3859 features a precision 0.8V reference for the bucks, 1.2V reference for the boost and a power good output indicator.
Independent TRACK/SS pins for each controller ramp the output voltages during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects among Burst Mode operation, pulse-skipping mode, or continuous inductor current mode at light loads.
|Quiescent Current (Burst Mode)||Notes|
|LTC3859AL||28μA-One channel on, Buck
38μA-All three channels on
|Internal clamp on the INTVCC pin|
|LTC3859A||55μA-One channel on, Buck
80μA-All three channels on
|Internal clamp on the INTVCC pin. For new designs, we recommend LTC3859AL|
|LTC3859||55μA-One channel on, Buck
80μA-All three channels on
|For new designs, we recommend LTC3859AL|
- Automotive Always-On and Start-Stop Systems
- Battery Operated Digital Devices
- Distributed DC Power Systems
Product Lifecycle Production
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