LT3579 - 6A Boost/Inverting DC/DC Converter with Fault Protection

Features

  • 6A, 42V Combined Power Switch
  • Output Short Circuit Protection
  • Wide Input Range: 2.5V to 16V Operating, 40V Maximum Transient
  • LT3579-1: Dual-Phase Capable
  • Master/Slave (3.4A/2.6A) Switch Design
  • User Configurable Undervoltage Lockout
  • Easily Configurable as a Boost, SEPIC, Inverting, or
  • Flyback Converter
  • Low VCESAT Switch: 250mV at 5.5A (Typical)
  • Can Be Synchronized to External Clock
  • Can Synchronize other Switching Regulators
  • High Gain SHDN Pin Accepts Slowly Varying Input Signals
  • 20-Lead TSSOP and 20-Pin 4mm × 5mm QFN Packages
Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications
AEC-Q100 generic family data available for specific packages


Typical Application

LT3579 Typical Application
LT3579 Typical Application

Description

The LT®3579 is a PWM DC/DC converter with built-in fault protection features to aid in protecting against output shorts, input/output overvoltage, and overtemperature conditions. The part consists of a 42V master switch, and a 42V slave switch that can be tied together for a total current limit of 6A.

The LT3579 is ideal for many local power supply designs. It can be easily configured in Boost, SEPIC, Inverting, or Flyback configurations, and is capable of generating 12V at 1.7A, or –12V at 1.2A from a 5V input. In addition, the LT3579’s slave switch allows the part to be configured in high voltage, high power charge pump topologies that are very efficient and require fewer components than traditional circuits.

The LT3579’s switching frequency range can be set between 200kHz and 2.5MHz. The part may be clocked internally at a frequency set by the resistor from the RT pin to ground, or it may be synchronized to an external clock. A buffered version of the clock signal is driven out of the CLKOUT pin, and may be used to synchronize other compatible switching regulator ICs to the LT3579.

The LT3579 also features innovative SHDN pin circuitry that allows for slowly varying input signals and an adjustable undervoltage lockout function. Additional features such as frequency foldback and soft-start are integrated. The LT3579 is available in 20-lead TSSOP and 20-pin 4mm × 5mm QFN packages.

Packaging

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
Drawing
RoHS
LT3579EFE-1#PBF TSSOP-20 FE E 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579EFE-1#TRPBF TSSOP-20 FE E 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579EFE#PBF TSSOP-20 FE E 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579EFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 FE E 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579EUFD-1#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD E 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579EUFD-1#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD E 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579EUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD E 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579EUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD E 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579IFE-1#PBF TSSOP-20 FE I 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579IFE-1#TRPBF TSSOP-20 FE I 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579IFE#PBF TSSOP-20 FE I 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579IFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 FE I 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LT3579IUFD-1#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD I 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579IUFD-1#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD I 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579IUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD I 05-08-1711 Yes
LT3579IUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 UFD I 05-08-1711 Yes


LT3579 Package Drawing
LT3579 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
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LT3579EFE-1#PBF TSSOP-20 E $4.93 $3.45 Yes
LT3579EFE-1#TRPBF TSSOP-20 E $3.51 Yes
LT3579EFE#PBF TSSOP-20 E $4.93 $3.45 Yes
LT3579EFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 E $3.51 Yes
LT3579EUFD-1#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 E $4.71 $3.30 Yes
LT3579EUFD-1#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 E $3.36 Yes
LT3579EUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 E $4.71 $3.30 Yes
LT3579EUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 E $3.36 Yes
LT3579IFE-1#PBF TSSOP-20 I $5.47 $3.83 Yes
LT3579IFE-1#TRPBF TSSOP-20 I $3.89 Yes
LT3579IFE#PBF TSSOP-20 I $5.47 $3.83 Yes
LT3579IFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 I $3.89 Yes
LT3579IUFD-1#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 I $5.24 $3.67 Yes
LT3579IUFD-1#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 I $3.73 Yes
LT3579IUFD#PBF 4x5 QFN-20 I $5.24 $3.67 Yes
LT3579IUFD#TRPBF 4x5 QFN-20 I $3.73 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.

Demo Boards

Linear Technology offers many demo boards free of charge to qualified customers. Contact your local sales office or distributor to inquire about a demo board. Certain demo boards are also available for sale via credit card on this website. Demo boards are for evaluation purposes only. It remains the customer’s responsibility to verify proper and reliable operation in the actual end application.

Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1514A LT3579EFE Demo Board | 5V ≤ VIN ≤ 10V, Vout = 12V @1.75A, Fault Protection $150.00
DC1661A LT3579EFE/LT3579EFE-1 Demo Board | 2 Paralleled LT3579's, 5V ≤ VIN ≤ 10V, Vout = 12V @ 3.5A Contact Factory
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Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications

Please contact your local sales representative for more information regarding reliability reports and AEC-Q100 data or to inquire about parts that are not included. For more information, view our Automotive and Transportation page

Part Number Package Temp Price
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LT3579IFE-1#PBF TSSOP-20 I $5.47 $3.83 Yes
LT3579IFE-1#TRPBF TSSOP-20 I $3.89 Yes
LT3579IFE#PBF TSSOP-20 I $5.47 $3.83 Yes
LT3579IFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 I $3.89 Yes
Buy NowRequest Samples
* 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.

Applications

  • Local Power Supply
  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) Bias Supplies
  • TFT-LCD Bias Supplies
  • Automotive Engine Control Unit (ECU) Power

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Design Tools

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