Features and Benefits
- High Voltage Operation: Up to 100V
- Large 1Ω Gate Drivers
- No Current Sense Resistor Required
- Step-Up or Step-Down DC/DC Converter
- Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
- Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
- Programmable Constant Frequency: 100kHz to 600kHz
- ±1% Reference Accuracy
- Synchronizable up to 600kHz
- Selectable Pulse Skip Mode Operation
- Low Shutdown Current: 50µA Typ
- Programmable Current Limit
- Undervoltage Lockout
- Programmable Soft-Start
- 16-Pin Narrow SSOP and 28-Pin SSOP Packages
The LTC3703 is a synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that can directly step-down voltages from up to 100V, making it ideal for telecom and automotive applications. The LTC3703 drives external N-channel MOSFETs using a constant frequency (up to 600kHz), voltage mode architecture.
A precise internal reference provides 1% DC accuracy. A high bandwidth error amplifier and patented line feed forward compensation provide very fast line and load transient response. Strong 1Ω gate drivers allow the LTC3703 to drive multiple MOSFETs for higher current applications. The operating frequency is user programmable from 100kHz to 600kHz and can also be synchronized to an external clock for noise-sensitive applications. Current limit is programmable with an external resistor and utilizes the voltage drop across the synchronous MOSFET to eliminate the need for a current sense resistor. For applications requiring up to 60V operation with logiclevel MOSFETS, refer to the LTC3703-5 data sheet.
|MOSFET Gate Drive||4.5V to 15V||9.3V to 15V|
- 48V Telecom and Base Station Power Supplies
- Networking Equipment, Servers
- Automotive and Industrial Control
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 501 is high power, high voltage, and high efficiency DC/DC buck converter featuring the LTC3703. This is a general-purpose high voltage DC to DC with an input voltage range of 20V to 72V. The board is optimized for positive 48V input operation with high voltage surges up to 72VDC allowed. The limiting factor is the LTC3703 GN16 package that will not meet UL/CSA/IEC60950 clearance and creepage distance requirements above the SELV 60VDC maximum due to pin spacing. If the user wishes to support higher continuous input voltages or compliance to 60950, the LTC3703 is offered in a G-28 pin package. See Data Sheet. However, for the purposes of evaluation, the board will work reliably up to 72V. The maximum continuous current in free air is 4A. 6A is permissible with some forced air cooling. The output voltage is programmed with a voltage divider and configured for 12V.
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