LT4180 - Virtual Remote Sense Controller


  • Tight Load Regulation with Highly Resistive Cables without Requiring Remote Sense Wiring
  • Compatible with Isolated and Nonisolated Power Supplies
  • ±1% Internal Voltage Reference
  • 5mA Sink Current Capability
  • Soft-Correct Reduces Turn-On Transients
  • Undervoltage and Overvoltage Protection
  • Pin-Programmable Dither Frequency
  • Optional Spread Spectrum Dither
  • Wide VIN Range: 3.1V to 50V
  • 24-Pin SSOP Package

Typical Application

LT4180 Typical Application
LT4180 Typical Application


The LT4180 solves the problem of providing tight load regulation over long, highly resistive cables without requiring an additional pair of remote sense wires. This Virtual Remote Sense device continuously interrogates the line impedance and corrects the power supply output voltage via its feedback loop to maintain a steady voltage at the load regardless of current changes.

The LT4180 is a full-featured controller with 5mA optoisolator sink capability, under/overvoltage lockout, soft-start and a ±1% internal voltage reference. The Virtual Remote Sense feature set includes user-programmable dither frequency and optional spread spectrum dither.

The LT4180 works with any topology and type of isolated or nonisolated power supply, including DC/DC converters and adjustable linear regulators.

The LT4180 is available in a 24-pin, SSOP package.


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

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT4180EGN#PBF SSOP-24 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS
LT4180EGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS
LT4180IGN#PBF SSOP-24 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS
LT4180IGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS
LT4180MPGN#PBF SSOP-24 GN MP 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS
LT4180MPGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 GN MP 05-08-1641 (GN24) RoHS

LT4180 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
LT4180EGN#PBF SSOP-24 E $4.22 $2.95 Yes
LT4180EGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 E $3.01 Yes
LT4180IGN#PBF SSOP-24 I $4.87 $3.41 Yes
LT4180IGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 I $3.47 Yes
LT4180MPGN#PBF SSOP-24 MP $11.26 $7.88 Yes
LT4180MPGN#TRPBF SSOP-24 MP $7.94 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
DC1504A LT4180EGN Demo Board u VIN= 8V to 36V, VOUT1 = 5V @ 3A $125.00
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