Features and Benefits
- 2-Phase Operation Reduces Required Input and Output Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
- Synchronous Operation for Highest Efficiency and Reduced Heat Dissipation
- Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V (40V Abs Max) and Operates Down to 2.5V After Start-Up
- Output Voltage Up to 60V
- ±1% 1.200V Reference Voltage
- RSENSE or Inductor DCR Current Sensing
- 100% Duty Cycle Capability for Synchronous MOSFET
- Low Quiescent Current: 135μA
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 850kHz)
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 900kHz)
- Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
- Low Shutdown Current, IQ < 8μA
- Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VBIAS or EXTVCC
- Thermally Enhanced Low Profile 28-Pin 4mm × 5mm QFN Package and Narrow SSOP Package
- AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications
The LTC3787 is a high performance PolyPhase® single output synchronous boost converter controller that drives two N-channel power MOSFET stages out-of-phase. Multiphase operation reduces input and output capacitor requirements and allows the use of smaller inductors than the single-phase equivalent. Synchronous rectification increases efficiency, reduces power losses and eases thermal requirements, enabling high power boost applications.
A 4.5V to 38V input supply range encompasses a wide range of system architectures and battery chemistries. When biased from the output of the boost converter or another auxiliary supply, the LTC3787 can operate from an input supply as low as 2.5V after start-up. The operating frequency can be set for a 50kHz to 900kHz range or synchronized to an external clock using the internal PLL. PolyPhase operation allows the LTC3787 to be configured for 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 12-phase operation.
The SS pin ramps the output voltage during start-up. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects Burst Mode® operation, pulse- skipping mode or forced continuous mode at light loads.
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Evaluation Kits (2)
Demonstration circuit 2001A is a step-up DC/DC converter using two LTC3787EUFD dual-phase synchronous boost controllers in a parallel configuration for high current, high power 4-phase operation. The DC2001A has an input supply voltage range from 6V to 24V. The converter provides an output voltage of 24V, with a very high efficiency output of 25A to 30A.
Demonstration circuit DC1411 is DC/DC boost converter featuring the LTC3787 constant frequency current mode boost controller. The DC1411A operates over 5V to 24V input and provides 6A to 16A of output current. The 350kHz constant frequency operation results in small and efficient circuit. The converter provides high output voltage accuracy (typically ±3%) over wide load range with no minimum load requirement. The demonstration circuit can be easily modified to generate different output voltages.
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