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Features and Benefits

  • High Speed Gate Driver for Forward Converter
  • On-Chip Rectifier and Self-Starting Architecture Eliminates Need for Separate Gate Drive Bias Supply
  • Wide Input Voltage Supply Range: 9V and Up
  • Linear Regulator Controller for Fast Start-Up
  • Precision UVLO with Adjustable Hysteresis
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Volt-Second Limit Prevents Transformer Core Saturation
  • Voltage Feedforward for Fast Transient Response
  • Available in 10-Lead MSOP Package

Product Details

The LTC3725 is a controller for a single-switch forward converter and includes an on-chip gate driver.

For secondary-side control, combine the LTC3725 with the LTC3706 PolyPhase® secondary-side synchronous forward controller to create a complete forward converter using a minimum of discrete parts. A proprietary scheme is used to multiplex gate drive signals across the isolation barrier through a tiny pulse transformer. The on-chip rectifier and the same pulse transformer provide gate drive bias power.

Alternatively, the LTC3725 can be used as a standalone voltage mode controller in a primary-side control architecture with optoisolator feedback. Voltage feedforward provides excellent line regulation and transient response.


  • Isolated 48V Telecommunication Systems
  • Internet Servers and Routers
  • Distributed Power Step-Down Converters
  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment

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