Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Wide VIN Range: 4V to 60V (65V Abs Max)
  • Low Operating IQ: 50μA
  • Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 750kHz)
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 900kHz)
  • Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation at Light Load
  • Selectable Current Limit
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Shutdown IQ: < 14μA
  • Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VIN or EXTVCC
  • No Current Foldback During Start-Up
  • Small 20-Pin 3mm × 4mm QFN and TSSOP Packages

Product Details

The LTC3891 is a high performance step-down switching regulator DC/DC 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 750kHz.

The 50μA no-load quiescent current extends operating run time 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 LTC3891 features a precision 0.8V reference and power good output indicator. A wide 4V to 60V input supply range encompasses a wide range of intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries. The output voltage of the LTC3891 can be programmed between 0.8V to 24V.

The TRACK/SS pin ramps the output voltages during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects among Burst Mode operation, pulse-skipping mode, or continuous conduction mode at light loads.

Applications

  • Automotive Always-On Systems
  • Battery Powered Digital Devices
  • Distributed DC Power 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 (2)

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:

LTC3891

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:

LTC3891

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