LT3971A/LT3971A-5 - 38V, 1.3A, 2MHz Step-Down Regulator with 2.2μA Quiescent Current

Features

  • Ultralow Quiescent Current:
    2.8μA IQ Regulating 12VIN to 3.3VOUT
  • Fixed Output Voltages: 5V
    2.2μA IQ Regulating 12VIN to 5VOUT
  • Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation:
    Output Ripple < 15mVP-P
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.3V to 38V
  • 1.3A Maximum Output Current
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency: 200kHz to 2MHz
  • Synchronizable Between 250kHz to 2MHz
  • Fast Transient Response
  • Accurate 1V Enable Pin Threshold
  • Low Shutdown Current: IQ = 700nA
  • Power Good Flag
  • Soft-Start Capability
  • Internal Compensation
  • Output Voltage: 1.19V to 30V
  • Small Thermally Enhanced 10-Lead MSOP Package
Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications
AEC-Q100 data available for specific packages


Typical Application

LT3971A Typical Application
LT3971A Typical Application

Description

The LT®3971A is an adjustable frequency monolithic buck switching regulator that accepts a wide input voltage range up to 38V. Low quiescent current design consumes only 2.8μA of supply current while regulating with no load. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low output currents while keeping the output ripple below 15mV in a typical application. An internally compensated current mode topology is used for fast transient response and good loop stability. A high efficiency 0.33Ω switch is included on the die along with a boost Schottky diode and the necessary oscillator, control and logic circuitry. An accurate 1V threshold enable pin can be used to shut down the LT3971A, reducing the input supply current to 700nA. A capacitor on the SS pin provides a controlled inrush current (soft-start). A power good flag signals when VOUT reaches 91% of the programmed output voltage. The LT3971A is available in a small 10-lead MSOP package with an exposed pad for low thermal resistance.

The LT3971A and LT3971A-5 have a more accurate reference voltage compared to the LT3971 and LT3971-5. The LT3971A-5 also has specified VOUT pin current and ABSMAX current. These characteristics are important for USB applications.

  Vout
Iout
Vref Accuracy
LT3971 Adj 1.2A 2.5%
LT3971-3.3 3.3V 1.2A 2.5%  
LT3971-5 5V 1.2A 2.5%
LT3971A Adj 1.3A 1.5%
LT3971A-5 5V 1.3A 1.5%

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
LT3971AIMSE-5#PBF MS-10E MSE I 05-08-1664 Yes
LT3971AIMSE-5#TRPBF MS-10E MSE I 05-08-1664 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#PBF MS-10E MSE I 05-08-1664 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#TRPBF MS-10E MSE I 05-08-1664 Yes


LT3971A Package Drawing
LT3971A 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
LT3971AIMSE-5#PBF MS-10E I $4.79 $3.35 Yes
LT3971AIMSE-5#TRPBF MS-10E I $3.41 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#PBF MS-10E I $4.79 $3.35 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#TRPBF MS-10E I $3.41 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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Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications

AEC-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

Part Number Package Temp Price
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LT3971AIMSE-5#PBF MS-10E I $4.79 $3.35 Yes
LT3971AIMSE-5#TRPBF MS-10E I $3.41 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#PBF MS-10E I $4.79 $3.35 Yes
LT3971AIMSE#TRPBF MS-10E I $3.41 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

  • USB VBUS Regulation
  • Automotive Battery Regulation
  • Power for Portable Products
  • Industrial Supplies

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Design Tools

LTspice

LTspice® software is a powerful, fast and free simulation tool, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of switching regulators. Click here to download LTspice

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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LT3971
LT3971-3.3
LT3971-5
LT3971A
LT3971A-5

LTpowerCAD

The LTpowerCAD design tool is a complete power supply design tool program that can significantly ease the tasks of power supply design. It guides users to a solution, selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export a final design to LTspice for simulation. Click here to download LTpowerCAD

Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
LT3971

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