Features and Benefits

  • High Output Voltage: Up to 75V
  • Integrated Schottky Diode
  • 75V, 350mA Internal Switch
  • High Side Fixed Voltage Drop APD Current Monitor
  • Adjustable Frequency: 250kHz to 2MHz
  • Frequency Synchronization
  • Wide VIN Range: 2.7V to 20V
  • Constant-Voltage and Constant-Current Regulation
  • Programmable Current Limit Protection
  • Surface Mount Components
  • Low Shutdown Current <1μA
  • Internal Soft-Start
  • Internal Compensation
  • CTRL Pin Allows Output Adjustment with No Polarity Inversion
  • 3mm × 3mm 16-Lead QFN Package

Product Details

The LT3571 is a current mode step-up DC/DC converter designed to bias avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in optical receivers with an output voltage up to 75V. The LT3571 features a high side fixed voltage drop APD current monitor with better than 10% relative accuracy over the entire temperature range. The integrated power switch, Schottky diode and APD current monitor allow a small solution footprint and low solution cost. It combines a traditional voltage loop and a unique current loop to operate as a constant-current source or constant-voltage source. The inductor-based topology ensures an input free from switching noise. The integrated high side current monitor produces a current proportional to the APD current with better than 10% relative accuracy over four decades of dynamic range in the input range of 250nA to 2.5mA. This current can be used as a reference to provide a digitally programmed output voltage via the CTRL pin. The LT3571 is available in the tiny footprint (3mm × 3mm) 16-lead QFN package.


  • APD Bias
  • PIN Diode Bias
  • Optical Receivers and Modules
  • Fiber Optic Network Equipment

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