Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 3.7V to 36V
  • Two 1.4A Output Switching Regulators with Internal Power Switches
  • Adjustable 250kHz to 2.5MHz Switching Frequency
  • Synchronizable over the Full Frequency Range
  • Anti-Phase Switching Reduces Ripple
  • Uses Small Inductors and Ceramic Capacitors
  • Accurate Programmable Undervoltage Lockout
  • Independent Tracking, Soft-Start and Power Good Circuits Ease Supply Sequencing
  • Output Adjustable Down to 800mV
  • Small 4mm × 4mm 24-Pin QFN or 16-Pin Thermally Enhanced TSSOP Surface Mount Packages

Product Details

The LT3508 is a dual current mode PWM step-down DC/DC converter with internal power switches capable of generating two 1.4A outputs. The wide input voltage range of 3.7V to 36V makes the LT3508 suitable for regulating power from a wide variety of sources, including automotive batteries, 24V industrial supplies and unregulated wall adapters. Both converters are synchronized to a single oscillator programmable up to 2.5MHz and run with opposite phases, reducing input ripple current. Its high operating frequency allows the use of small, low cost inductors and ceramic capacitors, resulting in low, predictable output ripple. Each regulator has independent tracking and soft-start circuits and generates a power good signal when its output is in regulation, easing power supply sequencing and interfacing with microcontrollers and DSPs.

Cycle-by-cycle current limit, frequency foldback and thermal shutdown provide protection against shorted outputs, and soft-start eliminates input current surge during startup. The low current (<2µA) shutdown mode enables easy power management in battery-powered systems.

Applications

  • Automotive
  • DSP Power Supplies
  • Wall Transformer Regulation
  • DSL and Cable Modems
  • PCI Express

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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:

LT3508

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.

LTPowerCAD

Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:

LT3508

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Design Resources

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