LTC3608 Synchronous Step-Down Regulator

8A, 18V Synchronous Step-Down Regulator

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The LTC3608 is a high efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 8A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6V. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 18V (20V ABS Max), making it ideal for applications with multicell Li-Ion, lead acid batteries or fixed voltage rails up to 15V. Its valley current control architecture delivers very low duty cycle operation at high frequencies with excellent transient response. The operating frequency is set by an external resistor. Switching frequencies of up to 1MHz allow the utilization of small, low cost ceramic capacitors and low profile inductors.

The LTC3608 uses internal switches with an RDS(ON) of only 10mOhms and 8mOhms to deliver efficiencies as high as 95%. The LTC3608 can be configured for discontinuous or forced continuous operation. Forced continuous operation reduces noise and RF interference while discontinuous mode provides high efficiency by reducing switching losses at light loads requiring only 900uA of quiescent current. Shut down quiescent current is only 15uA. Additional features include a Power Good voltage monitor, adjustable current limit, output overvoltage protection and programmable soft-start.

  • Wide VIN Range = 4V to 18V
  • True Current Mode Control
  • tON(MIN) ≤ 100nsec
  • Stable with Ceramic COUT
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • Adjustable Current Limit
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Shutdown IQ: 15uA
  • Internal N-Channel MOSFETs
  • Optimized for High Step-Down Ratios
  • Extremely Fast Transient Response
  • ±1% 0.6V Voltage Reference
  • Adjustable On-Time/Switching Frequency
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • Optional Short-Circuit Shutdown Timer
  • Available in a 7mm × 8mm 52-Pin QFN Package


ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFunctionOutput ConfigurationAvailable Quantity
LTC3608EWKG#PBF datasheet linkIC REG BUCK ADJ 8A 52QFNLTC3608EWKG#PBFIC REG BUCK ADJ 8A 52QFNStep-DownPositive991 - Immediate
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Published: 2013-10-11