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Features and Benefits

  • Single Controller Operates Two Output Stages Antiphase Reducing Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • Two 5-Bit Desktop VID Codes:
    • LTC1709-8 For VRM8.4 (VOUT from 1.3V to 3.5V)
    • LTC1709-9 For VRM9.0 (VOUT from 1.1V to 1.85V)
  • Current Mode Control Ensures Best Current Sharing
  • True Remote Sensing Differential Amplifier
  • Power Good Output Indicator
  • OPTI-LOOP Compensation Minimizes COUT
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency: 150kHz to 300kHz
  • ±1% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Wide VIN Range: 4V to 36V Operation
  • Adjustable Soft-Start Current Ramping
  • Internal Current Foldback and Short-Circuit Shutdown
  • Overvoltage Soft Latch Eliminates Nuisance Trips
  • Low Shutdown Current: 20µA
  • Available in 36-Lead Narrow SSOP Package

Product Details

The LTC1709-8/LTC1709-9 are 2-phase, VID programmable, synchronous step-down switching regulator controllers that drive two all N-channel external power MOSFET stages in a fixed frequency architecture. The 2-phase controller drives its two output stages out of phase at frequencies from 150kHz to 300kHz to minimize the RMS ripple currents in both input and output capacitors. The 2-phase technique effectively multiplies the fundamental frequency by two, improving transient response while operating each channel at an optimum frequency for efficiency. Thermal design is also simplified.

An internal differential amplifier provides true remote sensing of the regulated supply’s positive and negative output terminals as required for high current applications.

The RUN/SS pin provides soft-start and optional timed, short-circuit shutdown. Current foldback limits MOSFET dissipation during short-circuit conditions when the overcurrent latchoff is disabled. OPTI-LOOP compensation allows the transient response to be optimized for a wide range of output capacitors and ESR values. The LTC1709-8/LTC1709-9 implement two different VID tables compliant with VRM8.4 and VRM9.0 respectively.

Vout Range VRM
LTC1709 1.3V to 3.5V VRM8.4
LTC1709-7 0.925V to 2V Mobile
LTC1709-8 1.3V to 3.5V VRM8.4
LTC1709-85 1.05V to 1.825V VRM8.5
LTC1709-9 1.1V to 1.85V VRM9.0


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  • Internet Servers
  • Large Memory Arrays
  • DC Power Distribution Systems

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LTC1709EG-9#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 36-Lead SSOP
LTC1709EG-9#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 36-Lead SSOP
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