Features and Benefits
- Synchronous Operation for Highest Efficiency and Reduced Heat Dissipation
- Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 40V and Operates Down to 1V After Start-Up
- Output Voltage Up to 40V
- Low Operating IQ: 14μA
- Spread Spectrum Operation
- PassThru™/100% Duty Cycle Capability for Synchronous MOSFET
- RSENSE or Inductor DCR Current Sensing
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (100kHz to 3MHz)
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (100kHz to 3MHz)
- Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping, or Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation at Light Loads
- Low Shutdown IQ: 1.2μA
- Thermally Enhanced 16-Pin 3mm × 3mm QFN and MSOP Packages
- AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications
The LTC7804 is a high performance synchronous boost DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives an all N-channel power MOSFET stage. Synchronous rectification increases efficiency, reduces power losses and eases thermal requirements. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable switching frequency of up to 3MHz. The LTC7804 operates from a wide 4.5V to 40V input supply range. When biased from the boost converter output, the LTC7804 can operate from an input supply as low as 1V after startup.
The very low no-load quiescent current extends operating runtime 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 MODE pin selects among Burst Mode operation, pulse-skipping mode, or continuous inductor current mode at light loads.
The LTC7804 additionally features spread spectrum operation which significantly reduces the peak radiated and conducted noise on both the input and output supplies, making it easier to comply with electromagnetic interference (EMI) standards.
- Automotive and Transportation
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Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit DC2846A is a DC/DC synchronous boost converter featuring the LTC7804 (MSE package), a spread spectrum or constant frequency current mode synchronous boost controller. The DC2846A generates a 24V output voltage and provides up to 6A of output current.
The 500kHz constant switching frequency operation results in a small and efficient circuit.
The main features of this board include:
- Wide input voltage range: from 6V to 24V
- Relatively high output power, up to 150W
- Extremely low quiescent current, it’s 15µA at sleep mode and as low as 1µA at shutdown
- Onboard low power bias supply
- Ability to select spread spectrum or fixed frequency
- Pulse-skipping mode, forced continuous operation or low ripple Burst Mode® operation at light loads
- Synchronization with external clock
- If VIN > VOUT, the DC2846A eliminates the usual boost topology losses by keeping the top MOSFET on continuously.
The converter provides high output voltage accuracy (typically ±2%) over a wide load range with no minimum load requirement.
The DC2846A supports two ways of biasing step-up controllers: directly from the input voltage or output rail. The third possibility is connecting voltage source to EXTVCC terminal.
The DC2846A extremely wide switching frequency range from 100kHz to 3MHz. It can be synchronized to the external clock anywhere inside this range. The spread spectrum operation is used for reducing the peak radiated and conducted noise to simplify compliance with electromagnetic interference (EMI) standards.
The DC2846A has small circuit footprint. It is a high performance and cost-effective solution for telecom, automotive and Power over Ethernet applications.
Documentation & Resources
R526 Reliability Data3/26/2018
DC2846A - Demo Manual (Rev. 0)3/12/2020
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