Features and Benefits
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 4V to 30V
- Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V to VIN
- Low Shutdown IQ: 20μA
- Out-of-Phase Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
- 0.8V ±1.5% Voltage Reference
- 500kHz Current Mode Fixed Frequency Operation
- Internal Boost Converter Provides Bias Rail for N-Channel MOSFET Gate Drive
- Power Good Voltage Monitor for Each Output
- Programmable Soft-Start
- 24-Lead 4mm × 4mm × 0.75mm Package
The LT3742 is a dual step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives high side N-channel power MOSFETs. A 500kHz ﬁxed frequency current mode architecture provides fast transient response with simple loop compensation components and cycle-by-cycle current limiting. The output stages of the two controllers operate 180° out of phase to reduce the input ripple current, minimizing the noise induced on the input supply, and allowing less input capacitance.
An internal boost regulator generates a bias rail of VIN + 7V to provide gate drive for the N-channel MOSFETs allowing low dropout and 100% duty cycle operation. The LT3742 can be used for applications where both controllers need to operate independently, or where both controllers are used to provide a single higher current output.
The device is available in a thermally enhanced 4mm × 4mm QFN package.
- Satellite and Cable TV Set-Top Boxes
- Distributed Power Regulation
- Automotive Systems
- Super Capacitor Charger
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 927 is a dual output step-down converter featuring the LT3742, a two-phase nonsynchronous buck controller. The demo board operates with a 5.5V to 28V input suppy and provides outputs of 5V@4A and 3.3V@4A.
Tools & Simulations
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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.
Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
Technical Articles (2)
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