Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Optional Nonlinear Control for Fast Response
  • ±0.75%, 0.6V Reference Accuracy
  • PWM, Stage Shedding or Burst Mode® Operation
  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • Programmable DCR Temperature Compensation
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency: 250kHz to 770kHz
  • True Remote Sense Differential Amplifier
  • Programmable Active Voltage Positioning (AVP)
  • Triple N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V Operation
  • VOUT Range: 0.6V to 5V without Diffamp
  • VOUT Range: 0.6V to 3.3V with Diffamp
  • Clock Input and Output for 6-Phase Operation
  • Adjustable Soft-Start or VOUT Tracking
  • 38-Pin (5mm × 7mm) QFN and FE Packages

Product Details

The LTC3829 is a high performance 3-phase single output synchronous step-down DC/DC switching controller that drives all N‑channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 770kHz. Power loss and noise due to ESR of the input capacitors are minimized by operating the three controller output stages out of phase.

The LTC3829 can be configured for 6-phase operation, has DCR temperature compensation, and output foldback current limiting. This device features a precision 0.6V reference and a power good indicator.

Light load efficiency is optimized by using a choice of output Stage Shedding or Burst Mode operation. A differential amplifier provides true remote sensing of the output voltage at the point of load.

The LTC3829 is available in both low profile 38-pin 5mm × 7mm QFN and Exposed Pad FE packages.

Applications

  • Notebook and Palmtop Computers
  • Telecom Systems
  • Portable Instruments
  • DC Power Distribution Systems

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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.

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Tools & Simulations

LTspice

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.

LTspice

Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:

LTC3829

LTpowerCAD

LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.

To open the project file for this circuit:

Step 1: Download and install LTpowerCAD on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the link(s) in the section below to download part-specific project files.

Step 3: If the project file doesn't run, right-click the link and select "Save Target As." Then start the LTpowerCAD tool and open the project file by selecing "Open Project" from the "File" menu.

LTPowerCAD

Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:

LTC3829
LTC3829 Parallel
ltc3829Parallel

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