LT1610 - 1.7MHz, Single Cell Micropower DC/DC Converter


  • Uses Tiny Capacitors and Inductor
  • Internally Compensated
  • Low Quiescent Current: 30µA
  • Operates with VIN as Low as 1V
  • 3V at 30mA from a Single Cell
  • 5V at 200mA from 3.3V
  • High Output Voltage Capability: Up to 28V
  • Low Shutdown Current: >1µA
  • Automatic Burst Mode™ Switching at Light Load
  • Low VCESAT Switch: 300mV at 300mA
  • 8-Lead MSOP and SO Packages

Typical Application

LT1610 Typical Application
LT1610 Typical Application


The LT1610 is a micropower fixed frequency DC/DC converter that operates from an input voltage as low as 1V. Intended for small, low power applications, it switches at 1.7MHz, allowing the use of tiny capacitors and inductors. The device can generate 3V at 30mA from a single cell (1V) supply. An internal compensation network can be connected to the LT1610µs VC pin, eliminating two external components. No-load quiescent current of the LT1610 is 30µA, and the internal NPN power switch handles a 300mA current with a voltage drop of 300mV.The LT1610 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
LT1610CMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1610CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1610CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1610CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1610IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1610IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1610 Package Drawing
LT1610 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
LT1610CMS8#PBF MS-8 C $2.30 $1.95 Yes
LT1610CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 C $2.01 Yes
LT1610CS8#PBF SO-8 C $1.95 $1.65 Yes
LT1610CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $1.71 Yes
LT1610IS8#PBF SO-8 I $2.55 $2.15 Yes
LT1610IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $2.21 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC231A LT1610CMS8 | 1.7MHz, SINGLE CELL MICROPOWER DC/DC CONVERTER, 1V to 5Vin, 3.3V or 5Vout, 2 Circuits; SEPIC and Boost $75.00
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