Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Dual, 180° Phased Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • Programmable DCR Temperature Compensation
  • ±0.75% 0.6V Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 250kHz to 770kHz
  • True Remote Sensing Differential Amplifier
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V
  • VOUT Range: 0.6V to 12.5V without Differential Amplifier
  • VOUT Range: 0.6V to 3.3V with Differential Amplifier
  • Clock Input and Output for Up to 12-Phase Operation
  • Adjustable Soft-Start or VOUT Tracking
  • Foldback Output Current Limiting
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • 40-Pin (6mm × 6mm) QFN and 38-Lead FE Packages

Product Details

The LTC3855 is a dual PolyPhase® current mode synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages. It includes a high speed differential remote sense amplifier. The maximum current sense voltage is programmable for either 30mV, 50mV or 75mV, allowing the use of either the inductor DCR or a discrete sense resistor as the sensing element.

The LTC3855 features a precision 0.6V reference and can produce output voltages up to 12.5V. A wide 4.5V to 38V input supply range encompasses most intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries. Power loss and supply noise are minimized by operating the two controller output stages out of phase. Burst Mode® operation, continuous or pulse-skipping modes are supported.

The LTC3855 can be configured for up to 12-phase operation, has DCR temperature compensation, two power good signals and two current limit set pins. The LTC3855 is available in low profile 40-pin 6mm × 6mm QFN and 38-lead exposed pad FE packages.

Applications

  • Computer Systems
  • Telecom Systems
  • Industrial and Medical 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:

LTC3855

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:

LTC3855
LTC3855 Parallel
ltc3855Parallel

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Design Resources

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