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Linear Tech Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converter

Linear Technology Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 3/23/2007

2A Converter Offers Extended Battery Run Time for Li-Ion & Alkaline-Powered Devices

Linear Technology's LTC3533

Linear Technology's LTC3533

MILPITAS, Ca. - Linear Technology announces the LTC3533, a synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 2A of output current from a Li-Ion/Polymer source or 800mA from dual cell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH sources. Its 1.8V to 5.5V input range and 1.8V to 5.25 output range provides a regulated output with inputs above, below or equal to the output.

The topology incorporated in the LTC3533 provides a continuous transition through all of the operating modes, making it ideal for applications that must maintain a constant output voltage even as the battery voltage declines below the output. In many cases, this can add up to 25% more battery run time.

The LTC3533’s constant switching frequency ensures low noise and is user programmable from 300kHz up to 2MHz, in order to optimize the trade off between efficiency and external component size. The combination of tiny externals and a 3mm x 4mm DFN package provide a very small solution footprint, typically required in many handheld applications.

The LTC3533 includes two N-Channel MOSFETs and two P-Channel MOSFETs (RDS(ON) of 0.06 Ohm and 0.08 Ohm, respectively) to deliver efficiencies of up to 96%. Programmable Burst Mode® operation allows the user to program the load current that activates Burst Mode power savings. Burst Mode operation requires only 40uA of quiescent current and shutdown current is less than 1uA, further extending battery run time. Other features include soft-start, current limiting, thermal shutdown and output disconnect.

LTC3533EDE is available from stock in a 14-lead DFN package. Pricing is $3.55 each for 1,000-piece quantities.

Summary of Features: LTC3533

  • 1.8V to 5.5V (Input) & 5.25V (Output) Voltage Range
  • 2A Continuous Output Current: VIN > 3V
  • 0.8A Continuous Output Current: VIN > 1.8V
  • Single Inductor
  • Synchronous Rectification: Up to 96% Efficiency
  • Output Disconnect in Shutdown
  • Programmable Frequency from 300kHz to 2MHz
  • Adjustable Burst Mode Operation; IQ=40u, <1uA Shutdown Current
  • Small Thermally Enhanced 14-Lead (3mm x 4mm x 0.75mm) DFN package

For more information, visit the company's website at: www.linear.com.





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