Features and Benefits

  • High Efficiency: Over 92% Possible
  • Very Low Standby Current: 10µA Typ
  • Available in Space Saving 8-Lead MSOP Package
  • Internal 1.4Ω Power Switch (VIN = 10V)
  • Wide VIN Range: 3V to 18V Operation
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
  • Low-Battery Detector Functional During Shutdown
  • Programmable Current Limit with Optional Current Sense Resistor (10mA to 400mA Typ)
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Few External Components Required
  • Active Low Micropower Shutdown: IQ = 6µA Typ
  • Pushbutton On/Off (LTC1475 Only)
  • 3.3V, 5V and Adjustable Output Versions

Product Details

The LTC1474/LTC1475 series are high efficiency step-down converters with internal P-channel MOSFET power switches that draw only 10µA typical DC supply current at no load while maintaining output voltage. The LTC1474 uses logic-controlled shutdown while the LTC1475 features pushbutton on/off.

The low supply current coupled with Burst Mode operation enables the LTC1474/LTC1475 to maintain high efficiency over a wide range of loads. These features, along with their capability of 100% duty cycle for low dropout and wide input supply range, make the LTC1474/LTC1475 ideal for moderate current (up to 300mA) battery-powered applications.

The peak switch current is user-programmable with an optional sense resistor (defaults to 325mA minimum if not used) providing a simple means for optimizing the design for lower current applications. The peak current control also provides short-circuit protection and excellent startup behavior. A low-battery detector that remains functional in shutdown is provided .

The LTC1474/LTC1475 series availability in 8-lead MSOP and SO packages and need for few additional components provide for a minimum area solution.


  • Cellular Telephones and Wireless Modems
  • 4mA to 20mA Current Loop Step-Down Converter
  • Portable Instruments
  • Battery-Operated Digital Devices
  • Battery Chargers
  • Inverting Converters
  • Intrinsic Safety Applications

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