Features and Benefits
- Accurate Input/Output Current Control: ±5% Over Temperature
- Accurate Output Voltage Control: ±1%
- Wide VIN Range: 1.6V to 18V
- 1.4MHz Switching Frequency
- High Output Voltage: Up to 35V
- Low VCESAT Switch: 200mV at 1A
- Available in (3mm x 3mm x 0.8mm) 10-Pin DFN and 10-Pin MSOP Packages
The LT1618 step-up DC/DC converter combines a traditional voltage feedback loop and a unique current feedback loop to operate as a constant-current, constant-voltage source. This fixed frequency, current mode switcher operates from a wide input voltage range of 1.6V to 18V, and the high switching frequency of 1.4MHz permits the use of tiny, low profile inductors and capacitors. The current sense voltage is set at 50mV and can be adjusted using the IADJ pin.
Available in the 10-Pin (3mm x 3mm) Exposed Pad DFN and 10-pin MSOP packages, the LT1618 provides a complete solution for constant-current applications.
- LED Backlight Drivers
- USB Powered Boost/SEPIC Converters
- Input Current Limited Boost/SEPIC Converters
- Battery Chargers
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 780B is a Constant-Current Constant- Voltage 1.4MHz Step-up DC/DC Converter featuring the LT1618. DC780B demonstrates a general purpose Boost converter with a 12V, 250mA output from a 3.3V-4.2V source.
The demo board can also be used as an LED driver, where a Luxeon LED (not installed), is driven with a regulated current of 500mA (default current), at a forward voltage of 3.5V. By changing the value or R4 to 2.2M the LED current can be regulated at 250mA.
The LT1618 can be used for wider input voltages, but output voltage level and component selection restrict this demo circuit to Lithium Ion battery input levels.
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