LT1173 - Micropower DC/DC Converter Adjustable and Fixed 5V, 12V

Features

  • Operates at Supply Voltages From 2.0V to 30V
  • Consumes Only 110µA Supply Current
  • Works in Step-Up or Step-Down Mode
  • Only Three External Components Required
  • 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 SO8 Package

Typical Application

LT1173 Typical Application
LT1173 Typical Application

Description

The LT1173 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 2.0V to 12V in step-up mode and to 30V in step-down mode. The LT1173 functions equally well in step-up, step-down or inverting applications.

The LT1173 consumes just 110µA supply current at standby, making it ideal for applications where low quiescent current is important. The device can deliver 5V at 80mA 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 gain block can be configured as a low battery detector, linear post regulator, under voltage lock-out circuit or error amplifier.

For input sources of less than 2V, use the LT1073.

Packaging

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
Drawing
RoHS
LT1173CN8-12#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1173CN8-5#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1173CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1173CS8-12#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1173CS8-12#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1173CS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1173CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1173CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1173CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes


LT1173 Package Drawing
LT1173 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
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LT1173CN8-12#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1173CN8-5#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1173CN8#PBF N-8 C $2.83 $2.30 Yes
LT1173CS8-12#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1173CS8-12#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.70 Yes
LT1173CS8-5#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1173CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.71 Yes
LT1173CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.25 $2.65 Yes
LT1173CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.71 Yes
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Applications

  • Flash Memory Vpp Generators
  • 3V to 5V, 5V to 12V Converters
  • 9V to 5V, 12V to 5V Converters
  • LCD Bias Generators
  • Peripherals and Add-On Cards
  • Battery Backup Supplies
  • Laptop and Palmtop Computers
  • Cellular Telephones
  • Portable Instruments

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Design Tools

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LT1173
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