LT1316 - Micropower DC/DC Converter with Programmable Peak Current Limit


  • Precise Control of Peak Switch Current
  • Quiescent Current: 33µA in Active Mode 3µA in Shutdown Mode
  • Low-Battery Detector Active in Shutdown
  • Low Switch VCESAT: 300mV at 500mA
  • 8-Lead MSOP and SO Packages
  • Operates with VIN as Low as 1.5V
  • Logic Level Shutdown Pin

Typical Application

LT1316 Typical Application
LT1316 Typical Application


The LT1316 is a micropower step-up DC/DC converter that operates from an input voltage as low as 1.5V. A programmable input current limiting function allows precise control of peak switch current. Peak switch current can be set to any value between 30mA and 500mA by adjusting one resistor. This is particularly useful for DC/DC converters operating from high source impedance inputs such as lithium coin cells or telephone lines.The fixed off-time, variable on-time regulation scheme results in quiescent current of only 33µA in active mode. Quiescent current decreases to 3µA in shutdown with the low-battery detector still active.The LT1316 is available in 8-lead MSOP and SO packages.


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
LT1316CMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1316CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1316CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1316CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1316IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1316IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1316 Package Drawing
LT1316 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
LT1316CMS8#PBF MS-8 C $3.35 $2.75 Yes
LT1316CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 C $2.81 Yes
LT1316CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.15 $2.45 Yes
LT1316CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.51 Yes
LT1316IS8#PBF SO-8 I $3.65 $2.75 Yes
LT1316IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $2.81 Yes
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