Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Low Value DCR Current Sensing
  • Programmable DCR Temperature Compensation
  • ±0.5% 0.6V Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Dual True Remote Sensing Differential Amplifiers
  • Optional Fast Transient Operation
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 250kHz to 720kHz
  • Dual, 180° Phased Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V Operation
  • Output Voltage Range with Low DCR: 0.6V to 3.5V, without Low DCR: 0.6V to 5V
  • Adjustable Soft-Start Current Ramping or Tracking
  • Foldback Output Current Limiting
  • Clock Input and Output for Up to 12-Phase Operation
  • Short-Circuit Soft Recovery
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • 40-Lead QFN Packages

Product Details

The LTC3875 is a dual output current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. It employs a unique architecture which enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal, allowing the use of very low DC resistance power inductors to maximize the efficiency in high current applications. This feature also reduces the switching jitter commonly found in low DCR applications.

The LTC3875 features two high speed remote sense differential amplifiers, programmable current sense limits from 10mV to 30mV and DCR temperature compensation to limit the maximum output current precisely over temperature.

A unique thermal balancing function adjusts per phase current in order to minimize the thermal stress for multichip single output applications. The LTC3875 also features a precise 0.6V reference with guaranteed accuracy 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. The LTC3875 is available in a low profile 40-lead 6mm × 6mm (0.5mm pitch) and 40-lead 5mm × 5mm (0.4mm pitch) QFN packages.

Applications

  • Servers and Instruments
  • Telecom Systems
  • 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.

Evaluation Kits (4)

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:

LTC3875

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:

LTC3875
LTC3875 Parallel
ltc3875Parallel

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