LTC1470 - Single and Dual PCMCIA Protected 3.3V/5V VCC Switches


  • Single 3.3V/5V Switch in 8-Pin SO Package
  • Dual 3.3V/5V Switch in 16-Pin SO Package
  • Built-In Current Limit and Thermal Shutdown
  • Built-In Charge Pumps (No 12V Required)
  • Extremely Low RDS(ON) MOSFET Switches
  • Output Current Capability: 1A
  • Inrush Current Limited (Drives 150µF Loads)
  • Quiescent Current in Standby: 1µA
  • No Parasitic Body Diodes
  • Built-In XOR Function Eliminates “Glue” Logic
  • Break-Before-Make Switching
  • Controlled Rise and Fall Times

Typical Application

LTC1470 Typical Application
LTC1470 Typical Application


The LTC®1470 switches the VCC pins of a Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) card slot between three operating states: OFF, 3.3V and 5V. Two low RDS(ON) N-channel power MOSFETs are driven by a built-in charge pump which generates a voltage higher than the supply voltage to fully enhance each switch when selected by the input control logic.

The LTC1470 inputs are compatible with industry standard PCMCIA controllers. A built-in XOR ensures that both switches are never on at the same time. This function also makes the LTC1470 compatible with both active-low and active-high controllers (see Applications Information section). The switch rise times are controlled to eliminate power supply glitching.

The LTC1470 features built-in SafeSlot™ current limit and thermal shutdown. The output is limited to 1A during short circuit to ground but 2A of peak operating current is allowed.

The LTC1471 is a dual version of the LTC1470 and is available in a 16-pin SO package.


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
LTC1470CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1470CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1470ES8#PBF SO-8 S8 E 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1470ES8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 E 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LTC1470 Package Drawing
LTC1470 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
LTC1470CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.00 $2.45 Yes
LTC1470CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.51 Yes
LTC1470ES8#PBF SO-8 E $3.84 $2.70 Yes
LTC1470ES8#TRPBF SO-8 E $2.76 Yes
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