LT3496 - Triple Output LED Driver


  • True Color PWM™ Dimming Delivers Up to 3000:1 Dimming Ratio
  • Built-In Gate Driver for PMOS LED Disconnect
  • Three Independent Driver Channels with 750mA, 45V Internal Switches
  • Operates in Buck, Boost, Buck-Boost Modes
  • CTRL Pin Accurately Sets LED Current Sense Threshold Over a Range of 10mV to 100mV
  • Adjustable Frequency: 330kHz to 2.1MHz
  • Open LED Protection
  • Wide VIN Supply Range: Operation from 3V to 30V, Transient Protection to 40V
  • Surface Mount Components
  • 28-Lead (4mm × 5mm) QFN and TSSOP Packages

Typical Application

LT3496 Typical Application
LT3496 Typical Application


The LT3496 is a triple output DC/DC converter designed to operate as a constant-current source and is ideal for driving LEDs. The LT3496 works in buck, boost or buck boost mode. The LT3496 uses a fixed frequency, current mode architecture resulting in stable operation over a wide range of supply and output voltages. A frequency adjust pin allows the user to program switching frequency between 330kHz and 2.1MHz to optimize efficiency and external component size.

The LT3496 supports 3000:1 dimming control on each channel. Each of the three regulators is independently operated by that channel’s PWM signal. The PWM feature allows precise adjustment of the color mixing or dimming ratio of the LED source. Each of the three channels has a built-in gate driver to drive an external LED-disconnect P-channel MOSFET, allowing high dimming range. The output current range of each channel of the LT3496 is programmed with an external sense resistor.

The CTRL pins are used to adjust the LED currents either for analog dimming or overtemperature protection.


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

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT3496EFE#PBF TSSOP-28 FE E 05-08-1663 (EB) RoHS
LT3496EFE#TRPBF TSSOP-28 FE E 05-08-1663 (EB) RoHS
LT3496EUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD E 05-08-1712 RoHS
LT3496EUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD E 05-08-1712 RoHS
LT3496HUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD H 05-08-1712 RoHS
LT3496HUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD H 05-08-1712 RoHS
LT3496IFE#PBF TSSOP-28 FE I 05-08-1663 (EB) RoHS
LT3496IFE#TRPBF TSSOP-28 FE I 05-08-1663 (EB) RoHS
LT3496IUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD I 05-08-1712 RoHS
LT3496IUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 UFD I 05-08-1712 RoHS

LT3496 Package Drawing
LT3496 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
LT3496EFE#PBF TSSOP-28 E $5.22 $3.65 Yes
LT3496EFE#TRPBF TSSOP-28 E $3.71 Yes
LT3496EUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 E $5.00 $3.50 Yes
LT3496EUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 E $3.56 Yes
LT3496HUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 H $6.36 $4.45 Yes
LT3496HUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 H $4.51 Yes
LT3496IFE#PBF TSSOP-28 I $6.22 $4.35 Yes
LT3496IFE#TRPBF TSSOP-28 I $4.41 Yes
LT3496IUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-28 I $6.00 $4.20 Yes
LT3496IUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-28 I $4.26 Yes
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* The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Linear Technology sales office or authorized distributor.

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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1288A LT3496EUFD Demo Circuit | Buck-Boost or Boost Triple Output LED Driver, 8V ≤ VIN ≤ 16V, VLED up to 36V @ 200mA (x3) $100.00
DC986A LT3496EUFD Demo Circuit | Buck-Mode Triple LED Driver, 3V ≤ VIN ≤ 45V, VLED up to 45V (x3) $125.00
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