Features and Benefits

  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • 1.5A/1A Guaranteed Minimum Output Current
  • Synchronizable to External Clock
  • No Schottky Diodes Required
  • Programmable Frequency Operation: 1.5MHz or Adjustable From 0.6MHz to 4MHz
  • Low Ripple (<35mVP-P) BurstMode® Operation
    IQ: 125μA in Sleep
  • Low RDS(ON) Internal Switches
  • Short-Circuit Protected
  • VIN: 2.25V to 5.5V
  • Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
  • Ultralow Shutdown Current: IQ < 1μA
  • Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
  • Power Good Ouput
  • Phase Pin Selects 2nd Channel Phase Relationship with Respect to 1st Channel
  • Internal Soft-Start with Individual Run Pin Control
  • Available in Small Thermally Enhanced (5mm × 3mm) DFN and 20-Lead TSSOP Packages

Product Details

The LTC3417A-2 is a dual constant frequency, synchronous step-down DC/DC converter. Intended for medium power applications, it operates from a 2.25V to 5.5V input voltage range and has a constant programmable switching frequency, allowing the use of tiny, low cost capacitors and inductors 2mm or less in height. Each output voltage is adjustable from 0.8V to 5V. Internal synchronous, low RDS(ON) power switches provide high efficiency without the need for external Schottky diodes.

A user selectable mode input allows the user to trade off ripple voltage for light load efficiency. Burst Mode operation provides high efficiency at light loads, while Pulse Skip mode provides low ripple noise at light loads. A phase mode pin allows the second channel to operate in-phase or 180° out-of-phase with respect to channel 1. Out-of-phase operation produces lower RMS current on VIN and thus lower stress on the input capacitor.

To further maximize battery life, the P-channel MOSFETs are turned on continuously in dropout (100% duty cycle) and both channels draw a total quiescent current of only 100μA. In shutdown, the device draws <1μA.

Features Notes
LTC3417 - -
LTC3417A Improved Channel Matching -
LTC3417A-1 Power On Reset Recommended For New Designs
LTC3417A-2 Power Good Recommended For New Designs


  • GPS/Navigation Systems
  • Automotive Instrumentation
  • PC Cards
  • Industrial Power Supplies
  • General Purpose Point of Load DC/DC

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