LT1618 - Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage 1.4MHz Step-Up DC/DC Converter


  • Accurate Input/Output Current Control: ±5% Over Temperature
  • Accurate Output Voltage Control: ±1%
  • Wide VIN Range: 1.6V to 18V
  • 1.4MHz Switching Frequency
  • High Output Voltage: Up to 35V
  • Low VCESAT Switch: 200mV at 1A
  • Available in (3mm x 3mm x 0.8mm) 10-Pin DFN and 10-Pin MSOP Packages

Typical Application

LT1618 Typical Application
LT1618 Typical Application


The LT1618 step-up DC/DC converter combines a traditional voltage feedback loop and a unique current feedback loop to operate as a constant-current, constant-voltage source. This fixed frequency, current mode switcher operates from a wide input voltage range of 1.6V to 18V, and the high switching frequency of 1.4MHz permits the use of tiny, low profile inductors and capacitors. The current sense voltage is set at 50mV and can be adjusted using the IADJ pin.

Available in the 10-Pin (3mm x 3mm) Exposed Pad DFN and 10-pin MSOP packages, the LT1618 provides a complete solution for constant-current applications.


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
LT1618EDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-10 DD E 05-08-1699 Yes
LT1618EDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-10 DD E 05-08-1699 Yes
LT1618EMS#PBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes
LT1618EMS#TRPBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes

LT1618 Package Drawing
LT1618 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
LT1618EDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-10 E $2.08 $1.75 Yes
LT1618EDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-10 E $1.85 Yes
LT1618EMS#PBF MS-10 E $2.08 $1.75 Yes
LT1618EMS#TRPBF MS-10 E $1.81 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC780B LT1618 Demo Board | CC/CV Boost, 3.3V ≤ VIN ≤ 4.2V, Vout = 12V@250mA(CV) or 3.5V@500mA(CC) $100.00
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