Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Phase Extender for High Phase Count Voltage Rails
  • Accurate Phase-to-Phase Current Sharing
  • Sub-Milliohm DCR Current Sensing
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 250kHz to 1MHz
  • Immediate Response to Master IC's Fault
  • Up to 12 Phase Operation
  • Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V
  • VOUT Range:
    • Up to 3.5V (LOWDCR Pin = INTVCC)
    • Up to 5.5V (LOWDCR Pin = OV)
  • Proprietary Current Mode Control Loop
  • Programmable CCM/DCM Operation
  • Programmable Phase Shift Control
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Gate Drivers
  • 28-Lead (4mm × 5mm) QFN Package

Product Details

The LTC3874 is a dual PolyPhase® current mode synchronous step-down slave controller. It enables high current, multi-phase applications when paired with a companion master controller by extending the phase count. Compatible master controllers include the LTC3884, LTC3866, LTC3877 and LTC3774. The LTC3874 employs a unique architecture that enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal, allowing the use of sub-milliohm DC resistance power inductors to maximize efficiency while reducing switching jitter. Its peak current mode architecture allows for accurate phase to phase current sharing even for dynamic loads.

Effectively working with a master controller, the LTC3874 supports all the programmable features as well as fault protection.

Applications

  • High Current Distributed Power Systems
  • Telecom, Datacom, and Storage Systems
  • Intelligent Energy Efficient Power Regulation

Product Lifecycle icon-recommended Production

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.

Evaluation Kits (3)

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:

LTC3874
LTC3874-1

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

Product Recommendations

LTC3874 Companion Parts

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Design Resources

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