LT1931 - 1.2MHz/2.2MHz Inverting DC/DC Converters in ThinSOT


  • Fixed Frequency 1.2MHz/2.2MHz Operation
  • Very Low Noise: 1mVP-P Output Ripple
  • –5V at 350mA from 5V Input
  • –12V at 150mA from 5V Input
  • Uses Small Surface Mount Components
  • Wide Input Range: 2.6V to 16V
  • Low Shutdown Current: <1µA
  • Low VCESAT Switch: 400mV at 1A
  • Pin-for-Pin Compatible with the LT1611
  • Low Profile (1mm) ThinSOT™ Package

Typical Application

LT1931 Typical Application
LT1931 Typical Application


The LT1931/LT1931A are the industry’s highest power inverting SOT-23 current mode DC/DC converters. Both parts include a 1A integrated switch allowing high current outputs to be generated in a small footprint. The LT1931 switches at 1.2MHz while the LT1931A switches at 2.2MHz. These high speeds enable the use of tiny, low cost capacitors and inductors 2mm or less in height. The LT1931 is capable of generating –5V at 350mA or –12V at 150mA from a 5V supply, while the LT1931A can generate –5V at 300mA using significantly smaller inductors. Both parts are easy pin-for-pin upgrades for higher power LT1611 applications.

The LT1931/LT1931A operate in a dual inductor inverting topology that filters both the input side and output side current. Very low output voltage ripple approaching 1mVP-P can be achieved when ceramic output capacitors are used. Fixed frequency switching ensures a clean output free from low frequency noise typically present with charge pump solutions. The low impedance output remains within 1% of nominal during large load steps. The 36V switch allows VIN to VOUT differential of up to 34V.

The LT1931/LT1931A are available in the 5-lead ThinSOT package.


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

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT1931AES5 SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AES5#PBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AES5#TR SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AES5#TRM SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AES5#TRMPBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AES5#TRPBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5 SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5#PBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5#TR SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5#TRM SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5#TRMPBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931AIS5#TRPBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5 SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5#PBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5#TR SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5#TRM SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5#TRMPBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931ES5#TRPBF SOT-23 S5 E 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5 SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5#PBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5#TR SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5#TRM SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5#TRMPBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS
LT1931IS5#TRPBF SOT-23 S5 I 05-08-1635 RoHS

LT1931 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
LT1931AES5 SOT-23 E $4.92 No
LT1931AES5#PBF SOT-23 E $2.46 Yes
LT1931AES5#TR SOT-23 E $4.92 $4.12 No
LT1931AES5#TRM SOT-23 E $4.92 $4.16 No
LT1931AES5#TRMPBF SOT-23 E $2.46 $2.08 Yes
LT1931AES5#TRPBF SOT-23 E $2.46 $2.06 Yes
LT1931AIS5 SOT-23 I $6.14 No
LT1931AIS5#PBF SOT-23 I $3.07 Yes
LT1931AIS5#TR SOT-23 I $6.14 $4.32 No
LT1931AIS5#TRM SOT-23 I $6.14 $4.36 No
LT1931AIS5#TRMPBF SOT-23 I $3.07 $2.18 Yes
LT1931AIS5#TRPBF SOT-23 I $3.07 $2.16 Yes
LT1931ES5 SOT-23 E $4.92 No
LT1931ES5#PBF SOT-23 E $2.46 Yes
LT1931ES5#TR SOT-23 E $4.92 $4.12 No
LT1931ES5#TRM SOT-23 E $4.92 $4.16 No
LT1931ES5#TRMPBF SOT-23 E $2.46 $2.08 Yes
LT1931ES5#TRPBF SOT-23 E $2.46 $2.06 Yes
LT1931IS5 SOT-23 I $6.14 No
LT1931IS5#PBF SOT-23 I $3.07 Yes
LT1931IS5#TR SOT-23 I $6.14 $4.32 No
LT1931IS5#TRM SOT-23 I $6.14 $4.36 No
LT1931IS5#TRMPBF SOT-23 I $3.07 $2.18 Yes
LT1931IS5#TRPBF SOT-23 I $3.07 $2.16 Yes
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