LT3579 - 6A Boost/Inverting DC/DC Converter with Fault Protection
- 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
AEC-Q100 data available for specific packages
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.
CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.
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- 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
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|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|
Designed for Automotive and Transportation ApplicationsAEC-Q100 data is available for these specific part numbers. Please contact your local sales representative for more information regarding reliability reports or to inquire about parts that are not included. For more information, view our Automotive and Transportation page
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