Features and Benefits

  • Fixed 3.3V or 5V Outputs
  • VIN Range:
    • 1.8V to 4.5V (LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204B-3.3)
    • 2.7V to 5.5V (LTC3204-5/LTC3204B-5)
  • Output Current:
    • Up to 150mA (LTC3204-5/LTC3204B-5)
    • Up to 50mA (LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204B-3.3)
  • Automatic Burst Mode® Operation with IQ = 48µA (LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204-5)
  • Constant Frequency Operation at All Loads (LTC3204B-3.3/LTC3204B-5)
  • Low Noise Constant Frequency (1.2MHz) Operation*
  • Built-In Soft-Start Reduces Inrush Current
  • Shutdown Disconnects Load from Input
  • Shutdown Current <1µA
  • Short-Circuit/Thermal Protection
  • Available in Low Profile 6-Lead DFN Package

Product Details

The LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204-5/LTC3204B-3.3/LTC3204B-5 are low noise, constant frequency (1.2MHz) switched capacitor voltage doublers. The LTC3204-3.3/ LTC3204B-3.3 can produce a regulated output voltage of 3.3V from a minimum input voltage of 1.8V (2 alkaline cells) whereas the LTC3204-5/LTC3204B-5 can produce 5V from a minimum of 2.7V (Li-Ion battery) input.

LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204-5 feature automatic Burst Mode® operation at light loads to maintain low supply current whereas LTC3204B-3.3/LTC3204B-5 feature constant frequency operation at any load. Built-in soft-start circuitry prevents excessive inrush current during start-up. Thermal shutdown and current-limit circuitry allow the parts to survive a continuous short-circuit from VOUT to GND.

High switching frequency minimizes overall solution footprint by allowing the use of tiny ceramic capacitors. In shutdown, the load is disconnected from the input and the quiescent current is reduced to <1µA.

The LTC3204-3.3/LTC3204-5/LTC3204B-3.3/LTC3204B-5 are available in a low profile (0.75mm) 6-lead 2mm × 2mm DFN package.

*Protected by U.S. Patents including 6411531.


  • 2 AA Cell to 3.3V
  • Li-Ion to 5V
  • USB On-The-Go Devices
  • White LED Drivers
  • Handheld Devices

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