Features and Benefits
- Low Operating IQ: 170μA (One Channel On)
- Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
- Wide VIN Range: 4V to 38V
- RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
- Out-of-Phase Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
- OPTI-LOOP® Compensation Minimizes COUT
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz-850kHz)
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz-900kHz)
- Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or Burst Mode® Operation at Light Loads
- Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
- Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
- Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
- Low Shutdown IQ: 8μA
- Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VIN or EXTVCC
- No Current Foldback During Start-Up
- 5mm × 5mm QFN Package
The LTC3858-2 is a high performance dual step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 850kHz. Power loss and noise due to the input capacitor ESR are minimized by operating the two controller outputs out of phase.
The 170μA no-load quiescent current extends operating life in battery-powered systems. OPTI-LOOP compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values. The LTC3858-2 differs from the LTC3858 by having the overvoltage protection crowbar and short-circuit latchoff disabled. A wide 4V to 38V input supply range encompasses a wide range of intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries.
Independent soft-start pins for each controller ramp the output voltages during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions.
|Features||Adjustable Current Limit, Clock Output, Phase Modulation, 2 PGOOD Outputs||Fixed Current Limit, One PGOOD Output||Overvoltage protection crowbar and short-circuit latchoff disabled
- Automotive Systems
- Battery Operated Digital Devices
- Distributed DC Power Systems
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