Features and Benefits
- Wide VIN Range: 4V to 60V (65V Abs Max)
- Low Operating IQ: 50μA
- Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
- RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
- Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 750kHz)
- Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 900kHz)
- Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation at Light Load
- Selectable Current Limit
- Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
- Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
- Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
- Output Overvoltage Protection
- Low Shutdown IQ: < 14μA
- Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VIN or EXTVCC
- No Current Foldback During Start-Up
- Small 20-Pin 3mm × 4mm QFN and TSSOP Packages
The LTC3891 is a high performance step-down switching regulator DC/DC controller that drives an all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stage. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 750kHz.
The 50μA no-load quiescent current extends operating run time 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 LTC3891 features a precision 0.8V reference and power good output indicator. A wide 4V to 60V input supply range encompasses a wide range of intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries. The output voltage of the LTC3891 can be programmed between 0.8V to 24V.
The TRACK/SS pin ramps the output voltages during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects among Burst Mode operation, pulse-skipping mode, or continuous conduction mode at light loads.
- Automotive Always-On Systems
- Battery Powered Digital Devices
- Distributed DC Power Systems
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 (2)
Demonstration circuit 1940A is a low quiescent current, synchronous buck converter featuring the LTC3891EUDC. This demo board converts a 16V to 60V voltage to a 12V at 15A output. The main features of this board include an internal LDO for gate drive power from VIN or EXTVCC, RUN and PGOOD pins, a mode selector that allows the converter to run in constant current mode (CCM), pulse-skipping or Burst Mode® operation, and selectable current limit. The DC1940A supports an adjustable output voltage, soft-start and tracking. The wide input voltage range of 16V to 60V is suitable for double battery automotive and distributed DC power systems where low quiescent current is important.
Demonstration circuit 1695 is a Low Quiescent Current, Synchronous Buck Converter featuring the LTC3891EFE. DC1695 converts a 4.5V-60V voltage source to 3.3V at 5.0A. The main features of the board include an internal LDO for power gate driver from VIN or EXTVCC, RUN and PGOOD pins and a Mode selector that allows converter to run in CCM, Pulse Skipping or Burst Mode operation, selectable current limit. DC1695 supports also adjustable output voltage, Soft-Start and Tracking. Synchronization to an external clock is possible as well. The wide input voltage range of 4.5V to 60V is suitable for automotive or other battery fed application and Distributed DC Power Systems where low quiescent current is important.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LTpowerCAD® is a power supply design program which selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop Bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export to LTspice for simulation.
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LTpowerCAD Project Files
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