LT1111 - Micropower DC/DC Converter Adjustable and Fixed 5V, 12V


  • Operates at Supply Voltages from 2V to 30V
  • Works with Surface Mount Inductors
  • 72kHz Oscillator
  • Only Three External Components Required
  • Step-Up or Step-Down Mode
  • Low-Battery Detector Comparator On-Chip
  • User Adjustable Current Limit
  • Internal 1A Power Switch
  • Fixed or Adjustable Output Voltage Versions
  • Space Saving 8-Pin MiniDIP or SO-8 Package

Typical Application

LT1111 Typical Application
LT1111 Typical Application


The LT1111 is a versatile micropower DC/DC converter. The device requires only three external components to deliver a fixed output of 5V or 12V. Supply voltage ranges from 2V to 12V in step-up mode and to 30V in step-down mode. The LT1111 functions equally well in step-up, step-down, or inverting applications.

The LT1111 oscillator is set at 72kHz, optimizing the device to work with off-the-shelf surface mount inductors. The device can deliver 5V at 100mA from a 3V input in step-up mode or 5V at 200mA from a 12V input in step-down mode.

Switch current limit can be programmed with a single resistor. An auxiliary open-collector gain block can be configured as a low-battery detector, linear post regulator, undervoltage lock-out circuit, or error amplifier.

For input sources of less than 2V use the LT1110.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT1111CN8-12#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1111CN8-5#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1111CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1111CS8-12#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111CS8-12#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111CS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1111IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1111 Package Drawing
LT1111 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LT1111CN8-12#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1111CN8-5#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1111CN8#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1111CS8-12#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1111CS8-12#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.71 Yes
LT1111CS8-5#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1111CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.71 Yes
LT1111CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1111CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.71 Yes
LT1111IS8#PBF SO-8 I $4.25 $3.45 Yes
LT1111IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $3.51 Yes
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