LT1944-1 - Dual Micropower Step-Up DC/DC Converter


  • Low Quiescent Current:
    20µA in Active Mode
    <1µA in Shutdown Mode
  • Operates with VIN as Low as 1.2V
  • Low VCESAT Switches: 85mV at 70mA
  • Uses Small Surface Mount Components
  • High Output Voltage: Up to 34V
  • Tiny 10-Pin MSOP Package

Typical Application

LT1944-1 Typical Application
LT1944-1 Typical Application


The LT1944-1 is a dual micropower step-up DC/DC converter in a 10-pin MSOP package. One converter is designed with a 100mA current limit and a 400ns off-time; the other with a 175mA current limit and a 1.5µs off-time.The 1.5µs off-time converter is ideal for generating an output voltage that is close to the input voltage (i.e. a Li-Ion to 5V converter, or a two-cell to 3.3V converter). With an input voltage range of 1.2V to 15V,the LT1944-1 is ideal for a wide variety of applications. Both converters feature a quiescent current of only 20µA at no load, which further reduces to 0.5µA in shutdown. A current limited, fixed off-time control scheme conserves operating current, resulting in high efficiency over a broad range of load current.Tiny, low profile inductors and capacitors can be used to minimize footprint and cost in space-conscious portable applications.

  Switch Current
LT1944 350mA, 350mA
LT1944-1 100mA, 175mA


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
LT1944-1EMS#PBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes
LT1944-1EMS#TRPBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes

LT1944-1 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
LT1944-1EMS#PBF MS-10 E $2.37 $2.00 Yes
LT1944-1EMS#TRPBF MS-10 E $2.06 Yes
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DC445A LT1944-1EMS | Triple Output Power Supply For LCD Panels, Vin = 2.7V to 4.2V, Vout = 5V @ 30mA, 15V @ 2.5mA, -10V @ 1mA $100.00
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