Features and Benefits
- Expands Up to 4 Phases per Chip
- Up to 80V Input or Output Voltage
- Cascade with Multiple Chips for High Current Applications
- Supports Up to 18 Distinct Phases from 20° to 180°
- Phases Can Share Phase Angle
- Excellent DC and Transient Current Sharing
- Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 125kHz to 1MHz
- Supports Bidirectional Current Flow
- RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
- Eliminates the Need to Route Sensitive Feedback and Control Signals.
- 52-Lead (7mm × 8mm) QFN Package
The LT8551 is a multiphase expander for synchronous boost DC/DC converters. It operates in tandem with any synchronous boost DC/DC converter to increase the load current capability by adding additional phases, which are clocked out-of-phase to reduce ripple current and filtering capacitance. It easily adds phases without the need to route sensitive feedback and control signals.
The LT8551 integrates 5V gate drivers and can support up to four boost phases per device. Multiple LT8551 devices can be used for up to 18 phases. It accurately monitors and adjusts the current of each channel to achieve excellent DC and transient current sharing.
The LT8551 operates over a fixed frequency from 100kHz to 1MHz or can be synchronized to an external clock.
- High Current Distributed Power Systems
- Telecom, Datacom, and Storage Systems
- Industrial and Automotive
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 2332A-A is a multiphase boost converter expander that features the LT8551. The DC2332A-A uses the LTC3769 as primary controller and LT8551 as a phase extender. The increased number of power phases, allowed by the LT8551, results in higher output power without a corresponding increase in design difficulty or a sacrifice of the primary controller LTC3769 features.
The input voltage range of DC2332A-A is from 6V to 46V and the output is 48V. The maximum input current is 10A per power section, so the maximum input current of DC2332A-A is 50A. It can produce a 25A output current and output power of 1,200W with an input voltage of 24V. Correspondingly, output current will drop to 12A and output power to 576W at 12VIN. Higher output power can be achieved at a 12VIN if heat sinks are installed, see Parts List.
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