Overview

Features and Benefits

  • VOUT as Low as 0.6V
  • High Power Switching Regulator Controller for 3.3V-5V to 0.6V-3.xV Step-Down Applications
  • No Current Sense Resistor Required
  • Low Input Supply Voltage Range: 3V to 8V
  • Maximum Duty Cycle >91% Over Temperature
  • All N-Channel External MOSFETs
  • Excellent Output Regulation: ±1% Over Line, Load and Temperature Variations
  • High Efficiency: Over 95% Possible
  • Adjustable or Fixed 2.5V Output (LTC3832)
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency Operation: 100kHz to 500kHz
  • External Clock Synchronization
  • Soft-Start
  • Low Shutdown Current: <10µA
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • Available in SO-8 and SSOP-16 Packages

Product Details

The LTC3832/LTC3832-1 are high power, high efficiency switching regulator controllers optimized for 3.3V-5V to 0.6V-3.xV step-down applications. A precision internal reference and feedback system provide ±1% output regulation over temperature, load current and line voltage variations. The LTC3832/LTC3832-1 use a synchronous switching architecture with N-channel MOSFETs. Additionally, the chip senses output current through the drain-source resistance of the upper N-channel MOSFET, providing an adjustable current limit without a current sense resistor.

The LTC3832/LTC3832-1 operate with an input supply voltage as low as 3V and with a maximum duty cycle of >91% over temperature. They include a fixed frequency PWM oscillator for low output ripple operation. The 300kHz free-running clock frequency can be externally adjusted or synchronized with an external signal from 100kHz to 500kHz. In shutdown mode, the LTC3832 supply current drops to <10µA. The LTC3832-1 is the SO-8 version without current limit, frequency adjustment and shutdown functions.

Applications

  • CPU Power Supplies
  • Multiple Logic Supply Generator
  • Distributed Power Applications
  • High Efficiency Power Conversion

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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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LTC3832
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