LTC1514 - Step-Up/Step-Down Switched Capacitor DC/DC Converters with Low-Battery Comparator


  • 3.3V or 5V Output Voltages
  • 2V to 10V Input Voltage Range
  • Up to 50mA Output Current
  • Only Three External Capacitors Required
  • Soft Start Limits Inrush Current at Turn-On
  • Low Operating Current: 60µA
  • Low Shutdown Current: 10µA
  • Shutdown Disconnects Load from VIN
  • Short-Circuit and Overtemperature Protected
  • 650kHz Switching Frequency
  • Low-Battery Comparator Active in Shutdown
  • Available in SO-8 Package

Typical Application

LTC1514 Typical Application
LTC1514 Typical Application


The LTC1514-3.3/LTC1514-5 are micropower switched capacitor DC/DC converters that produce a regulated output voltage by either stepping up or stepping down the input voltage. Output voltage is fixed at either 3.3V (LTC1514-3.3) or 5V (LTC1514-5) by an internal resistor divider.A unique architecture allows the parts to accommodate a wide input voltage range (2V to 10V) while maintaining +/-4% regulation. Additional circuitry prevents excessive inrush current and output voltage ripple when large VIN to VOUT differentials are present.An internal uncommitted comparator is kept active in shutdown. The comparator has an open-drain output for flexible interfacing.The parts are short-circuit and overtemperature protected. Battery life is maximized by very low operating currents (ICC= 60µA typ, 10µA in shutdown). Both parts are available in an SO-8 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
LTC1514CS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514CS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514CS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514IS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514IS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514IS8-5#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1514IS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LTC1514 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
LTC1514CS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 C $4.35 $3.50 Yes
LTC1514CS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.56 Yes
LTC1514CS8-5#PBF SO-8 C $4.35 $3.50 Yes
LTC1514CS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.56 Yes
LTC1514IS8-3.3#PBF SO-8 I $5.25 $3.50 Yes
LTC1514IS8-3.3#TRPBF SO-8 I $3.56 Yes
LTC1514IS8-5#PBF SO-8 I $5.25 $3.50 Yes
LTC1514IS8-5#TRPBF SO-8 I $3.56 Yes
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