Features and Benefits
- PolyPhase® Operation Reduces Required Input and Output Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
- Synchronous Operation for Highest Efficiency and Reduced Heat Dissipation
- Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 60V (65V Abs Max); Operates Down to 2.3V After Start-Up
- Output Voltage Up to 60V
- ±1% 1.200V Reference Voltage
- RSENSE or Inductor DCR Current Sensing
- 100% Duty Cycle Capability for Synchronous MOSFET
- Low Quiescent Current: 28μA
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 850kHz)
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 900kHz)
- Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
- Low Shutdown Current, IQ < 4μA
- Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VBIAS or EXTVCC
- Thermally Enhanced Low Profile 28-Pin 4mm × 5mm QFN Package and Narrow SSOP Package
The LTC3784 is a high performance PolyPhase® single output synchronous boost converter controller that drives two N-channel power MOSFET stages out-of-phase. Multiphase operation reduces input and output capacitor requirements and allows the use of smaller inductors than the single-phase equivalent. Synchronous rectification increases efficiency, reduces power losses and eases thermal requirements, simplifying high power boost applications.
A 4.5V to 60V input supply range encompasses a wide range of system architectures and battery chemistries. When biased from the output of the boost converter or another auxiliary supply, the LTC3784 can operate from an input supply as low as 2.3V after start-up. The operating frequency can be set within a 50kHz to 900kHz range or synchronized to an external clock using the internal PLL. PolyPhase operation allows the LTC3784 to be configured for 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 12-phase operation.
The SS pin ramps the output voltage during start-up. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects Burst Mode® operation, pulse-skipping mode or forced continuous mode at light loads.
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 DC2061 is a 2-phase DC/DC synchronous boost converter featuring the LTC3784 constant frequency current mode synchronous boost controller. The DC2061A operates over a 6V to 60V input, develops a 48V output and provides 3A to 12A of output current as shown in Figure 3. The 150kHz (2 • 150kHz at the output) constant frequency operation results in a small and efficient circuit. The converter provides high output voltage accuracy (typically ±3%) over wide load range with no minimum load requirement.
Tools & Simulations
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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.
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LTpowerCAD Project Files
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