LTC1474 - Low Quiescent Current High Efficiency Step-Down Converters


  • High Efficiency: Over 92% Possible
  • Very Low Standby Current: 10µA Typ
  • Available in Space Saving 8-Lead MSOP Package
  • Internal 1.4ohms Power Switch (VIN = 10V)
  • Wide VIN Range: 3V to 18V Operation
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
  • Low-Battery Detector Functional During Shutdown
  • Programmable Current Limit with Optional Current Sense Resistor (10mA to 400mA)
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Few External Components Required
  • Active Low Micropower Shutdown: IQ = 6µA Typ
  • Pushbutton On/Off (LTC1475 Only)
  • 3.3V, 5V and Adjustable Output Versions

Typical Application

LTC1474 Typical Application
LTC1474 Typical Application


The LTC1474/LTC1475 series are high efficiency step-down converters with internal P-channel MOSFET power switches that draw only 10µA typical DC supply current at no load while maintaining output voltage. The LTC1474 uses logic-controlled shutdown while the LTC1475 features push button on/off.

The low supply current coupled with Burst Mode operation enables the LTC1474/LTC1475 to maintain high efficiency over a wide range of loads. These features, along with their capability of 100% duty cycle for low dropout and wide input supply range, make the LTC1474/LTC1475 ideal for moderate current (up to 300mA) battery-powered applications.

The peak switch current is user-programmable with an optional sense resistor (defaults to 325mA minimum if not used) providing a simple means for optimizing the design for lower current applications. The peak current control also provides short-circuit protection and excellent start-up behavior. A low-battery detector that remains functional in shutdown is provided .

The LTC1474/LTC1475 series availability in 8-lead MSOP and SO packages and need for few additional components provide for a minimum area solution.


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
LTC1474CMS8-3.3#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-3.3#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-5#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-5#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1474CS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474CS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474CS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1474IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LTC1474 Package Drawing
LTC1474 Package Drawing
LTC1474 Package Drawing
LTC1474 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
LTC1474CMS8-3.3#PBF MS-8 C $4.60 $3.75 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-3.3#TRPBF MS-8 C $3.81 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-5#PBF MS-8 C $4.60 $3.75 Yes
LTC1474CMS8-5#TRPBF MS-8 C $3.81 Yes
LTC1474CMS8#PBF MS-8 C $4.60 $3.75 Yes
LTC1474CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 C $3.81 Yes
LTC1474CS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 C $3.95 $3.40 Yes
LTC1474CS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.46 Yes
LTC1474CS8-5#PBF SO-8 C $3.95 $3.40 Yes
LTC1474CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.46 Yes
LTC1474CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.95 $3.40 Yes
LTC1474CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.46 Yes
LTC1474IS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 I $5.10 $4.15 Yes
LTC1474IS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 I $4.21 Yes
LTC1474IS8-5#PBF SO-8 I $5.10 $4.15 Yes
LTC1474IS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 I $4.21 Yes
LTC1474IS8#PBF SO-8 I $5.10 $4.15 Yes
LTC1474IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $4.21 Yes
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