LTC3851


Wide Input Voltage Range Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3851, a wide input range synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages and has coincident or ratiometric tracking. The 4V to 38V input range encompasses a wide variety of applications, including most intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries. The strong on-board MOSFET gate drivers allow the use of high power external MOSFETs to produce output currents up to 20A with output voltages ranging from 0.8V to 5.5V, making the LTC3851 ideal for point-of-load requirements. Applications include automotive, industrial, medical, datacom and telecom systems, multifunction printers and set-top boxes.

A constant-frequency current mode architecture provides a selectable fixed or phase-lockable (PLL) frequency from 250kHz to 750kHz . OPTI-LOOP® compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values, including all ceramic capacitors designs. Output current sensing is accomplished by measuring the voltage drop across the output inductor (DCR) or by using an optional sense resistor; also the current limit threshold voltage is programmable. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit and over-load conditions. In addition, the LTC3851 has adjustable soft-start to control the turn-on time and manage inrush current. Selectable Burst Mode® operation, pulse skip mode or continuous current mode is user controlled to optimize light load efficiency vs. output ripple. The LTC3851 features a precision 0.8V reference with an accuracy of ±1% over a -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range. With up to 99% duty cycle, the LTC3851 has a very low drop-out voltage, a useful feature for extending run times in battery powered applications.

LTC3851 Single Output DC/DC Switching Regulator Controller
Features
  VIN Range: 4V to 38V   VOUT Range: 0.8V to 5.5V
  Strong On-Board N-Channel MOSFET Driver   Current Mode Control
  Tracking   DCR or RSENSE Current Sense Options
  Programmable Current Limit Threshold Voltage   Phase-Lock-Loop Synchronization
  Programmable Soft-Start   Fixed Operating Frequency or Synchronizable from
  250kHz to 750kHz   ±1% Reference Voltage Accuracy over -40°C to +85°C

LTC3851

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
LTC3851AEGN#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-SSOP 281
LTC3851AEMSE#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-MSOP 579
LTC3851EGN#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-SSOP 451
LTC3851EMSE#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-MSOP 630
LTC3851EMSE-1#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-MSOP 398
LTC3851EUD#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-QFN 924
LTC3851EUD-1#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-QFN 708
LTC3851IUD#PBF IC REG CTRLR BUCK PWM CM 16-QFN 393