Features and Benefits

  • Direct Flux Limit Guarantees No Saturation
  • Fast and Accurate Average Current Limit
  • Clean Start-Up Into Pre-Biased Output
  • Secondary-Side Control for Fast Transient Response
  • Simple, Self-Starting Architecture
  • Synchronous MOSFET Reverse Current Limit
  • PolyPhase® Operation Eases High-Power Design
  • True Remote Sense Differential Amplifier
  • Remote Sense Reverse Protection
  • High Voltage Linear Regulator Controller
  • Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VOUT
  • Overtemperature/Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Profile 4mm × 5mm QFN and Narrow 28-Lead SSOP Packages

Product Details

The LTC3766 is a PolyPhase-capable secondary-side controller for synchronous forward converters. When used in conjunction with the LTC3765 active-clamp forward controller and gate driver, the part creates a complete isolated power supply that combines the power of multiphase operation with the speed of secondary-side control.

The LTC3766 has been designed to simplify the design of active clamp forward converters. Working in concert with the LTC3765, the LTC3766 forms a robust, self-starting converter that eliminates the need for the separate bias regulator that is commonly used in secondary-side control applications. A precision current-limit coupled with clean start-up into a pre-biased load make the LTC3766 an excellent choice for high-power battery charger applications.

The LTC3766 provides extensive remote sensing and output protection features, while Direct Flux Limit guarantees no transformer saturation without compromising transient response. A linear regulator controller and internal bypass LDO are also provided to simplify the generation of the secondary-side bias voltage.


  • Isolated 48V Telecommunication Systems
  • Isolated Battery Chargers
  • Automotive and Military Systems
  • Industrial, Avionics and Heavy Equipment

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