Features and Benefits
- VIN and VOUT Limited Only by External Components
- Internal or Programmable External Soft-Start
- Constant Frequency 200kHz Operation
- Adjustable Current Limit
- Current Sense Resistor Optional
- Maximum 60V on SW Node with RDS(ON) Sensing
- ±1.5% Voltage Reference Accuracy
- Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
- Low Quiescent Current: 300µA
- Low Profile (1mm) ThinSOT™ and (0.75mm) 2mm × 3mm DFN Package
The LTC3873 is a constant frequency, current mode, boost, flyback or SEPIC DC/DC controller that drives an N-channel power MOSFET in high input and output voltage converter applications. Soft-start can be programmed using an external capacitor.
The LTC3873 provides ±1.5% output voltage accuracy and consumes only 300μA quiescent current during normal operation and only 55μA during micropower start-up. Using a 9.3V internal shunt regulator, the LTC3873 can be powered from a high input voltage through a resistor or it can be powered directly from a low impedance DC voltage of 9V or less.
The LTC3873 is available in 8-lead ThinSOT and 2mm x 3mm DFN packages.
- Telecom Power Supplies
- 42V and 12V Automotive Power Supplies
- Portable Electronic Equipment
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit DC1154 is a Telecom non isolated DC/DC converter featuring the LTC3873 constant frequency current mode flyback controller. The DC1154 converts 36V to 72V input voltage to an isolated 3A of output current at 3.3V. The 200kHz constant frequency operation is maintained down to very light load to reduce low frequency noise generated over a wide range of load current. The DC1154 also provides an isolated design by installing the optocoupler and LTC4430 related circuitry. The demonstration circuit can be easily modified to generate different output voltages up to 15V. As output voltage is increased, the maximum output current must be reduced to limit the output power to no more than 10W.
Tools & Simulations
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Technical Articles (1)
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