Demonstration circuit 857 features the LT3481EMSE and LT3481EDD in two step-down converter circuits, one configured for high efficiency and the other for small size. The high efficiency circuit switching at 800kHz is designed for 3.3V/2A output from a 4.5V to 34V input. The small size circuit switching at 2MHz demonstrates the LT3481’s ability to operate with a small inductor and output capacitor. It is designed for 5V output from an 8.5V to 22V input. The wide input range of the LT3481 allows a variety of input sources. The typical sources are automotive batteries, wall adaptors and industrial supplies. The current mode control scheme creates fast transient response and good loop stability. In addition, the LT3481’s integrated boost diode reduces the parts count. The low ripple Burst Mode® Operation of LT3481 not only allows the circuit to have high efficiency over a broad current range but also provides the low output ripple at light load conditions.