Features and Benefits

  • No Current Sense Resistor Required
  • VOUT up to 60V
  • Constant Frequency 550kHz Operation
  • Internal Soft-Start and Optional External Soft-Start
  • Adjustable Current Limit
  • Pulse Skipping at Light Load
  • VIN Range: 2.75V to 9.8V
  • ±1.5% Voltage Reference Accuracy
  • Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
  • Low Profile (1mm) SOT-23 and 2mm × 3mm DFN Packages

Product Details

The LTC3872-1 is a constant frequency current mode boost DC/DC controller that drives an N-channel power MOSFET and requires very few external components. The No RSENSE architecture eliminates the need for a sense resistor, improves efficiency and saves board space.

The LTC3872-1 provides excellent AC and DC load and line regulation with ±1.5% output voltage accuracy. It incorporates an undervoltage lockout feature that shuts down the device when the input voltage falls below 2.3V.

LTC3872-1 has the same functionality as the standard LTC3872 except that it has no frequency foldback in current limit.

High switching frequency of 550kHz allows the use of a small inductor. The LTC3872-1 is available in an 8-lead low profile (1mm) ThinSOT package and 8-pin 2mm × 3mm DFN package.

LTC3872 LTC3872-1
Frequency Foldback In Current Limit Yes No


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