Features and Benefits
- Optional Nonlinear Control for Fast Response
- ±0.75%, 0.6V Reference Accuracy
- PWM, Stage Shedding™ or Burst Mode® Operation
- High Efficiency: Up to 95%
- RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
- Programmable DCR Temperature Compensation
- Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency: 250kHz to 770kHz
- True Remote Sense Differential Amplifier
- Programmable Active Voltage Positioning (AVP)
- Triple N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
- Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V Operation
- VOUT Range: 0.6V to 5V without Diffamp
- VOUT Range: 0.6V to 3.3V with Diffamp
- Clock Input and Output for 6-Phase Operation
- Adjustable Soft-Start or VOUT Tracking
- 38-Pin (5mm × 7mm) QFN and FE Packages
- AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications
The LTC3829 is a high performance 3-phase single output synchronous step-down DC/DC switching controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 770kHz. Power loss and noise due to ESR of the input capacitors are minimized by operating the three controller output stages out of phase.
The LTC3829 can be configured for 6-phase operation, has DCR temperature compensation, and output foldback current limiting. This device features a precision 0.6V reference and a power good indicator.
Light load efficiency is optimized by using a choice of output Stage Shedding or Burst Mode operation. A differential amplifier provides true remote sensing of the output voltage at the point of load.
The LTC3829 is available in both low profile 38-pin 5mm × 7mm QFN and Exposed Pad FE packages.
- Notebook and Palmtop Computers
- Telecom Systems
- DC Power Distribution Systems
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
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Evaluation Kits (2)
Demonstration circuit 1675A is a high efficiency, 6-phase, synchronous buck converter with a 7V to 14V input range that utilizes two LTC3829 controllers. It can supply 120A maximum load current with a 1.5V output voltage. The LTC3829 is a feature-rich single-output 3-phase synchronous buck controller with on-chip drivers and remote output voltage sensing.
Demonstration circuit 1530A is a high efficiency, 3-phase, synchronous buck converter with a 7V to 14V input range. It can supply 1.5V @ 60A maximum load current. The demo board uses the LTC3829EUHF controller. The LTC3829 is a feature-rich, single output, 3-phase synchronous buck controller with on-chip drivers, remote output voltage sensing, inductor DCR temperature compensation, phase shedding, nonlinear control and adaptive voltage positioning (AVP). It is suitable for inputs from 4.5V to 38V and outputs up to 5V.
Documentation & Resources
R526 Reliability Data3/26/2018
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