Features and Benefits
- 12A Output Current
- Wide VIN Range = 4V to 24V
- Internal N-Channel MOSFETs
- True Current Mode Control
- Optimized for High Step-Down Ratios
- tON(MIN) ≤100ns
- Extremely Fast Transient Response
- Stable with Ceramic COUT
- ±1% 0.6V Voltage Reference
- Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
- Adjustable On-Time/Switching Frequency
- Adjustable Current Limit
- Programmable Soft-Start
- Output Overvoltage Protection
- Optional Short-Circuit Shutdown Timer
- Low Shutdown IQ: 15μA
- Available in a 9mm × 9mm 64-Pin QFN Package
The LTC3610 is a high efficiency, monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter that can deliver up to 12A output current from a 4V to 24V (28V maximum) input supply. It uses a valley current control architecture to deliver very low duty cycle operation at high frequency with excellent transient response. The operating frequency is selected by an external resistor and is compensated for variations in VIN and VOUT.
The LTC3610 can be configured for discontinuous or forced continuous operation at light load. Forced continuous operation reduces noise and RF interference while discontinuous mode provides high efficiency by reducing switching losses at light loads.
Fault protection is provided by internal foldback current limiting, an output overvoltage comparator and an optional short-circuit shutdown timer. Soft-start capability for supply sequencing is accomplished using an external timing capacitor. The regulator current limit is user programmable. A power good output voltage monitor indicates when the output is in regulation. The LTC3610 is available in a compact 9mm × 9mm QFN package.
- Point of Load Regulation
- Distributed Power Systems
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit DC1129A is a synchronous step down converter featuring the LTC3610, the high efficiency, high density DC/DC regulator. The input voltage range is from 4.5V to 24V. The output voltage is jumper-selectable and provides 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V or 2.5V at 12A load current. The regulator includes the controller and power MOSFETs in the 9mm by 9 mm QFN package.
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