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  4. Step-Down (Buck) Regulators
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  6. LTC3828


Features and Benefits

  • Dual, 180° Phased Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • Tracking for Both Outputs
  • Constant Frequency Current Mode Control
  • Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 28V Operation
  • Power Good Output Voltage Indicator
  • Adjustable Soft-Start Current Ramping
  • Foldback Output Current Limiting-Disabled at Start-Up
  • No Reverse Current During Soft-Start Interval
  • Clock Output for 3-, 4-, 6-Phase Operation
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • ±1% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 260kHz to 550kHz
  • OPTI-LOOP® Compensation Minimizes COUT
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Small 28-Lead SSOP and 5mm × 5mm QFN Packages

Product Details

The LTC3828 is a dual high performance step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows for a phase-lockable frequency of up to 550kHz. The TRCKSS pin provides both soft-start and tracking functions. Multiple LTC3828s can be daisy-chained in applications requiring more than two voltages to be tracked.

OPTI-LOOP compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values. The precision 0.8V reference and power good output indicator are compatible with a wide 4.5V to 28V (30V maximum) input supply range, encompassing all battery chemistries.

The RUN pins control their respective channels independently. The FCB/PLLIN pin selects among Burst Mode® operation, skip-cycle mode and continuous current mode. Current foldback limits MOSFET dissipation during short-circuit conditions. Reverse current and current foldback functions are disabled during soft-start.


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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
LTC3828EG#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead SSOP
LTC3828EG#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead SSOP
LTC3828EUH#PBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 32-Lead QFN (5mm x 5mm x 0.75mm w/ EP)
LTC3828EUH#TRPBF Material Declaration Reliability Data 32-Lead QFN (5mm x 5mm x 0.75mm w/ EP)
Wafer Fabrication Data R384 Reliability Data

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