Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V VOUT 10V
  • Low Operating IQ: 30μA
  • OPTI-LOOP® Compensation Minimizes COUT
  • ±1% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Wide VIN Range: 4V to 36V
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 140kHz to 650kHz
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
  • Output Current Foldback Limiting
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Shutdown IQ: 4μA
  • Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or
  • Burst Mode® Operation at Light Loads
  • Small 16-Lead Narrow SSOP or 5mm × 3mm DFN Package

Product Details

The LTC3834-1 is a high performance step-down switching regulator controller that drives an all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stage. A constant-frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 650kHz.

The 30μA no-load quiescent current extends operating life 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 LTC3834-1 features a precision 0.8V reference . The 4V to 36V input supply range encompasses a wide range of battery chemistries.

The TRACK/SS pin ramps the output voltage during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions. An enhanced feature set part (LTC3834) is available.

  PHASMD EXTVCC PGOOD PACKAGES
LTC3834 Yes Yes Yes FE20/4mm × 5mm QFN
LTC3834-1 No No No GN16/3mm × 5mm DFN

Applications

  • Automotive Systems
  • Telecom Systems
  • Battery-Operated Digital Devices
  • Distributed DC Power Systems

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