Features and Benefits
- Wide Input Range:
- Operation from 3.6V to 33V
- Over-Voltage Lockout Protects Circuits Through 62V Transients
- 3.5A Maximum Output Current
- Low Ripple (<15mVP-P) Burst Mode® Operation: IQ= 75μA at 12VIN to 3.3VOUT
- Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200kHz to 2.4MHz
- Low Shutdown Current: IQ < 1μA
- Integrated Boost Diode
- Synchronizable Between 250kHz to 2MHz
- Power Good Flag
- Saturating Switch Design: 95mΩ On-Resistance
- Output Voltage: 0.79V to 30V
- Thermal Protection
- Soft-Start Capability
- Small 10-Pin Thermally Enhanced MSOP and (3mm × 3mm) DFN Packages
The LT3972 is an adjustable frequency (200kHz to 2.4MHz) monolithic buck switching regulator that accepts input voltages up to 33V (62V Maximum). A high efficiency 95mΩ switch is included on the die along with a boost Schottky diode and the necessary oscillator, control, and logic circuitry. Current mode topology is used for fast transient response and good loop stability. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low output currents while keeping output ripple below 15mV in a typical application. In addition, the LT3972 can further enhance low output current efficiency by drawing bias current from the output when VOUT is above 3V Shutdown reduces input supply current to less than 1μA while a resistor and capacitor on the RUN/SS pin provide a controlled output voltage ramp (soft-start). A power good flag signals when VOUT reaches 91% of the programmed output voltage. The LT3972 is available in 10-Pin MSOP and 3mm × 3mm DFN packages with exposed pads for low thermal resistance.
- Automotive Battery Regulation
- Distributed Supply Regulation
- Industrial Supplies
- Wall Transformer Regulation
Product Lifecycle 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 (1)
Demonstration circuit 1458 is a monolithic step-down DC/DC switching regulator featuring nonsynchronous LT3972. The demo board is designed for 5V @ 3.5A output from a 6.3V to 33V input with transients up to 62V.
Tools & Simulations
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