Features and Benefits
- Wide VIN Range: 1.6V (2.5V Start-Up) to 40V
- Positive or Negative Output Voltage Programming with a Single Feedback Pin
- PGOOD Output Voltage Status Report
- Internal 6A/40V Power Switch
- Programmable Soft-Start
- Programmable Operating Frequency (100kHz to 1MHz) with One External Resistor
- Synchronizable to an External Clock
- Low Shutdown Current < 1μA
- INTVCC Regulator Supplied from VIN or DRIVE
- Programmable Input Undervoltage Lockout with Hysteresis
- Thermally Enhanced QFN (5mm × 6mm) and TSSOP Packages
The LT3959 is a wide input range, current mode, DC/DC controller which is capable of regulating either positive or negative output voltages from a single feedback pin. It can be configured as a boost, SEPIC or inverting converter.
It features an internal low side N-channel MOSFET rated for 6A at 40V and driven from an internal regulated supply provided from VIN or DRIVE. The fixed frequency, current-mode architecture results in stable operation over a wide range of supply and output voltages. The operating frequency of LT3959 can be set over a 100kHz to 1MHz range with an external resistor, or can be synchronized to an external clock using the SYNC pin.
The LT3959 features soft-start and frequency foldback functions to limit inductor current during start-up and output short-circuit. A window comparator on the FBX pin reports via the PGOOD pin, providing output voltage status indication.
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The LT3959 is a current mode DC/DC converter with an integrated 6A, 40V switch. It can operate over an input range of 1.6V to 40V, suitable for applications from singlecell lithium-ion battery portable electronics up to high voltage automotive and industrial power supplies. It also exhibits low shutdown quiescent current of <1μA, making it an ideal fit for battery-operated systems. Thanks to a novel FBX pin architecture, the LT3959 can be connected directly to a divider from either positive or negative output to ground. It also packs many popular features such as soft-start, input undervoltage lockout, adjustable frequency and synchronization. Demonstration circuit 1853A features LT3959 in a 300kHz boost converter, designed for 12V output from 2V to 10V input (VIN).
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