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Features and Benefits

  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • Very Low Quiescent Current: Only 10µA During Operation
  • 600mA Output Current at VIN = 3.3V
  • 2.65V to 6V Input Voltage Range
  • 1.4MHz Constant Frequency Operation
  • No Schottky Diode Required
  • Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
  • Synchronizable from 1MHz to 1.7MHz
  • Selectable Burst Mode® Operation or Pulse Skipping Mode
  • 0.8V Reference Allows Low Output Voltages
  • Shutdown Mode Draws < 1µA Supply Current
  • ±2% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Current Mode Control for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
  • Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protected
  • Available in 8-Lead MSOP Package

Product Details

The LTC3404 is a high efficiency monolithic synchronous buck regulator using a constant frequency, current mode architecture. Supply current during operation is only 10µA and drops to < 1µA in shutdown. The 2.65V to 6V input voltage range makes the LTC3404 ideally suited for single Li-Ion battery-powered applications. 100% duty cycle provides low dropout operation, extending battery life in portable systems.

Switching frequency is internally set at 1.4MHz, allowing the use of small surface mount inductors and capacitors. For noise sensitive applications the LTC3404 can be externally synchronized from 1MHz to 1.7MHz. Burst Mode operation is inhibited during synchronization or when the SYNC/MODE pin is pulled low, preventing low frequency ripple from interfering with audio circuitry.

The internal synchronous switch increases efficiency and eliminates the need for an external Schottky diode. Low output voltages are easily supported with the 0.8V feedback reference voltage. The LTC3404 is available in a space saving 8-lead MSOP package.

For higher input voltage (11V abs max) applications, refer to the LTC1877 data sheet.


  • Cellular Telephones
  • Wireless and DSL Modems
  • Personal Information Appliances
  • Portable Instruments
  • Distributed Power Systems
  • Battery-Powered Equipment

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
LTC3404EMS8#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
LTC3404EMS8#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
LTC3404IMS8#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
LTC3404IMS8#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
LTC3404MPMS8#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
LTC3404MPMS8#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 8-Lead MSOP
Wafer Fabrication Data R419 Reliability Data

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