Features and Benefits
- Wide Operating Input Voltage Range: 4V to 140V
- Internal Low Resistance Power MOSFET
- No Compensation Required
- Adjustable 20mA to 250mA Maximum Output Current
- Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
- Low Quiescent Current: 12μA
- Wide Output Range: 0.8V to VIN
- 0.8V ±1% Feedback Voltage Reference
- Precise RUN Pin Threshold
- Internal or External Soft-Start
- Programmable 1.8V, 3.3V, 5V or Adjustable Output
- Few External Components Required
- Programmable Input Overvoltage Lockout
- Thermally Enhanced High Voltage MSOP Package
The LTC3638 is a high efficiency step-down DC/DC regulator with internal power switch that draws only 12μA typical DC supply current while maintaining a regulated output voltage at no load.
The LTC3638 can supply up to 250mA load current and features a programmable peak current limit that provides a simple method for optimizing efficiency and for reducing output ripple and component size. The LTC3638’s combination of Burst Mode® operation, integrated power switch, low quiescent current, and programmable peak current limit provides high efficiency over a broad range of load currents.
With its wide input range of 4V to 140V and programmable overvoltage lockout, the LTC3638 is a robust regulator suited for regulating from a wide variety of power sources. Additionally, the LTC3638 includes a precise run threshold and soft-start feature to guarantee that the power system start-up is well-controlled in any environment. A feedback comparator output enables multiple LTC3638s to be connected in parallel for higher current applications.
The LTC3638 is available in a thermally enhanced high voltage-capable 16-lead MSE package with four missing pins.
- Industrial Control Supplies
- Medical Devices
- Distributed Power Systems
- Portable Instruments
- Battery-Operated Devices
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Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit 2057A is a high input voltage, 250mA output DC/DC power supply featuring the LTC3638. The IC operates with high efficiency Burst Mode® operation and includes an internal high side power MOSFET. The board will accept an input voltage between 4V and 140V, and provide jumper selected output voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V, 5V with an option for additional voltages. The IC includes internal soft-start and a provision for increasing soft-start time.
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.
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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
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