Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Sub Milliohm DCR Current Sensing
  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • Selectable Current Sensing Limit
  • Programmable DCR Temperature Compensation
  • Die Overtemperature Thermal Shutdown
  • ± 0.5% 0.6V Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency 250kHz to 770kHz
  • High Speed Differential Remote Sense Amplifier
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 38V
  • Output Voltage Range: 0.6V to 3.5V with Diffamp
  • Adjustable Soft-Start or Output Voltage Tracking
  • Foldback Output Current Limit
  • Short-Circuit Soft Recovery
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • 24-Lead (4mm × 4mm) QFN and 24-Lead FE Packages

Product Details

The LTC3866 is a single phase current mode synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET switches. It employs a unique architecture which enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal, allowing the use of a very low DC resistance power inductor to maximize the efficiency in high current applications. This feature also reduces the switching jitter commonly found in low DCR applications. The LTC3866 also includes a high speed remote sense differential amplifier, a programmable current sense limit that can be selected to 10mV, 15mV, 20mV, 25mV or 30mV, and DCR temperature compensation to limit the maximum output current precisely over temperature.

The LTC3866 also features a precise 0.6V reference with a guaranteed limit of ±0.5% that provides an accurate output voltage from 0.6V to 3.5V. A 4.5V to 38V input voltage range allows it to support a wide variety of bus voltages and various types of batteries.

The LTC3866 is offered in a low profile 24-lead 4mm × 4mm QFN and 24-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:

LTC3866

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:

LTC3866

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