Features and Benefits

  • Charge Pump Input Range: 2.7V to 5.5V
  • Controller Input Range: 4V to 38V
  • Integrated Charge Pump Provides 5V Gate Drive to Logic Level MOSFETs
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • ±1.25% Output Voltage Accuracy Over Temperature
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency: 250kHz to 750kHz
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • Adjustable Soft-Start Voltage Ramping
  • Current Foldback Disabled During Start-Up
  • No Reverse Current During Soft-Start
  • Selectable Constant Frequency, Pulse-Skipping, or Burst Mode Operation
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Available in a 24-Lead (3mm × 5mm) QFN Package

Product Details

The LTC3852 is a constant frequency, current mode step-down DC/DC controller which can be powered by an on-board charge pump. Input supplies as low as 2.7V, when doubled by the charge pump, provide 5V to the LTC3852’s control logic and gate drives, supporting a wide selection of logic-level N-channel power MOSFETs.

The constant-frequency current mode architecture allows for a phase-lockable fixed frequency of up to 750kHz. The RUN pin provides a precision enable threshold while the TRACK/SS pin combines tracking and adjustable soft-start features.

The MODE/PLLIN pin selects among Burst Mode® operation, pulse-skipping mode, and continuous current mode. Current foldback limits MOSFET power dissipation during short-circuit conditions. Reverse current and current foldback functions are disabled during soft-start. A power good output pin indicates when the output is within ±10% of its designed set point.


  • General Purpose 3.3V Systems
  • Lithium-Ion Powered Devices
  • Distributed DC Power Systems

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