Features and Benefits

  • Operates at Supply Voltages from 2V to 30V
  • Works with Surface Mount Inductors
  • 72kHz Oscillator
  • Only Three External Components Required
  • Step-Up or Step-Down Mode
  • Low-Battery Detector Comparator On-Chip
  • User Adjustable Current Limit
  • Internal 1A Power Switch
  • Fixed or Adjustable Output Voltage Versions
  • Space Saving 8-Pin MiniDIP or SO-8 Package

Product Details

The LT1111 is a versatile micropower DC/DC converter. The device requires only three external components to deliver a fixed output of 5V or 12V. Supply voltage ranges from 2V to 12V in step-up mode and to 30V in step-down mode. The LT1111 functions equally well in step-up, step-down, or inverting applications.

The LT1111 oscillator is set at 72kHz, optimizing the device to work with off-the-shelf surface mount inductors. The device can deliver 5V at 100mA from a 3V input in step-up mode or 5V at 200mA from a 12V input in step-down mode.

Switch current limit can be programmed with a single resistor. An auxiliary open-collector gain block can be configured as a low-battery detector, linear post regulator, undervoltage lock-out circuit, or error amplifier.

For input sources of less than 2V use the LT1110.


  • 3V to 5V, 5V to 12V Converters
  • 9V to 5V, 12V to 5V Converters
  • Remote Controls
  • Peripherals and Add-On Cards
  • Battery Backup Supplies
  • Uninterruptible Supplies
  • Laptop and Palmtop Computers
  • Cellular Telephones
  • Portable Instruments
  • Flash Memory VPP Generators

Product Lifecycle icon-recommended 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.

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