Features and Benefits
- Wide VIN Range: 3.1V to 20V
- Wide VOUT Range:
- 0.6V to 5V (LTC3636)
- 1.8V to 12V (LTC3636-1)
- Output Current per Channel: 6A
- High Efficiency: Up to 95%
- Die Temperature Monitor
- Adjustable Switching Frequency: 500kHz to 4MHz
- External Frequency Synchronization
- Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
- 0.6V Reference Allows Low Output Voltages
- User Selectable Burst Mode® Operation or Forced Continuous Operation
- Output Voltage Tracking and Soft-Start Capability
- Short-Circuit Protected
- Overvoltage Input and Overtemperature Protection
- Power Good Status Outputs
- Low Profile 4mm × 5mm 28-Lead QFN Package
The LTC3636/LTC3636-1 is a high efficiency, dual-channel monolithic synchronous buck regulator using a controlled on-time current mode architecture, with phase lockable switching frequency. The operating supply voltage range is from 3.1V to 20V, making it suitable for lithium-ion battery stacks as well as point of load power supply applications from a 12V or 5V input.
The operating frequency is programmable from 500kHz to 4MHz with an external resistor and may be synchronized to an external clock signal. The high frequency capability allows the use of small surface mount inductors and capacitors. The unique constant frequency/controlled on-time architecture is ideal for high step-down ratio applications that operate at high frequency while demanding fast transient response.
The LTC3636/LTC3636-1 can select between forced continuous mode and high efficiency Burst Mode operation. The LTC3636 and LTC3636-1 differ in their output voltage sense range.
- Distributed Power Systems
- Battery Powered Instruments
- Point of Load Power Supplies
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 DC2335A is a dual output regulator consisting of two constant-frequency step-down converters, based on the LTC3636 monolithic dual channel synchronous buck regulator. The DC2335A has an input voltage range of 3.1V to 20V, with each regulator capable of delivering up to 6A of output current. The DC2335A can operate in either Burst Mode® operation or forced continuous mode. In shutdown, the DC2335A can run off of 13µA typical total input current at 12V input. The DC2335A is a very efficient circuit: up to 92% for 3.3V output at 6A load, 5V input. The DC2335A uses the 28-Pin QFN package LTC3636EUFD, which has exposed pads on the bottom side of the IC for better thermal performance. These features, plus a programmable operating frequency range from 500kHz to 4MHz (2MHz switching frequency with the RT pin connected to INTVCC), make the DC2335A demo board an ideal circuit for use in industrial or distributed power applications.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
To launch ready-to-run LTspice demonstration circuits for this part:
Step 1: Download and install LTspice on your computer.
Step 2: Click on the link in the section below to download a demonstration circuit.
Step 3: If LTspice does not automatically open after clicking the link below, you can instead run the simulation by right clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As.” After saving the file to your computer, start LTspice and open the demonstration circuit by selecting ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.
Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.
Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
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