LT1508 - Power Factor and PWM Controller (Voltage Mode)


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  • PFC and PWM Single Chip Solution
  • Synchronized Operation up to 300kHz
  • 99% Power Factor over 20:1 Load Current Range
  • Voltage Mode PWM
  • Instantaneous Overvoltage Protection
  • Dedicated Overvoltage Protection (OVP Pin)
  • Minimal Line Current Dead Zone
  • Typical 250µA Start-Up Supply Current
  • Line Switching Noise Filter
  • Low Quiescent Current: 13mA
  • Fast 1.5A Peak Current Gate Drivers
  • Separate Soft-Start Control

Typical Application

LT1508 Typical Application


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The LT1508 is a complete solution for universal off-line switching power supplies utilizing active power factor correction. The PFC section is identical to the LT1248 PFC controller except the EN/SYNC pin is removed because PFC and PWM are synchronized internally.

The voltage mode PWM section (LT1509 is the current mode counterpart) contains all the primary side functions to convert the PFC preregulated high voltage output to an isolated low voltage output. The PWM duty cycle is internally limited to 47% (maximum 50%) to prevent transformer saturation. PWM soft start begins when the PFC output reaches the preset voltage. In the event of brief line loss, PWM will be shut off when the PFC output voltage drops below 73% of the preset value.


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

LT1508 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

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  • Universal Power Factor Corrected Power Supplies and Preregulators

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