Features and Benefits

  • Regulated Output with Input Above, Below or Equal to the Output
  • Single Inductor
  • Up to 90% Efficiency
  • VIN Range: 1.8V to 5.5V
  • 200mA at 3.3VOUT from 3.6V Input
  • 125mA at 3VOUT from 2.5V Input
  • Fixed VOUT Versions (TSOT, DFN): 3.3V, 3V
  • Adjustable VOUT Version (DFN): 2V to 5V
  • Burst Mode® Operation, No External Compensation
  • Ultra Low Quiescent Current: 16μA, Shutdown Current <1μA
  • Only 3 External Components Required
    (Fixed Voltage Versions)
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Output Disconnect in Shutdown
  • Available in 6-Pin ThinSOT and 3mm × 3mm DFN Packages

Product Details

The LTC3531/LTC3531-3.3/LTC3531-3 are synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converters that operate from input voltages above, below or equal to the output voltage. The topology incorporated in the ICs provides a continuous transfer through all operating modes, making the product ideal for single cell Li-Ion and multicell alkaline or nickel applications. The converters operate in Burst Mode, minimizing solution footprint and component count as well as providing high conversion efficiency over a wide range of load currents.

The devices include two 0.5Ω N-channel MOSFET switches and two P-channel switches (0.5Ω, 0.8Ω). Quiescent current is typically 16μA, making the parts ideal for battery power applications. Other features include a <1μA shutdown current, current limiting, thermal shutdown and output disconnect. The parts are offered in a 6-pin ThinSOT package for fixed voltage versions or a 3mm × 3mm DFN package for fixed and adjustable versions.


  • Handheld Instruments
  • MP3 Players
  • Handheld computers

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