LTC1757A - Single/Dual Band RF Power Controllers


  • Dual Band RF Power Amplifier Control (LTC1757A-2)
  • Improved Internal Schottky Diode Detector
  • Wide Input Frequency Range: 850MHz to 2GHz
  • Autozero Cancels Initial Offsets and Temperature Dependent Offset Errors
  • Wide VIN Range of 2.7V to 6V Allows Direct Connection to Battery
  • RF Output Power Set by External DAC
  • Fast Acquire After Transmit Enable
  • Internal Frequency Compensation
  • Rail-to-Rail Power Control Outputs
  • RF PA Supply Current Limiting
  • Battery Overvoltage Protection
  • Power Control Signal Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Operating Current: 1mA
  • Very Low Shutdown Current: <1µA
  • Available in a 8-Pin MSOP Package (LTC1757A-1) and 10-Pin MSOP (LTC1757A-2)

Typical Application

LTC1757A Typical Application


The LTC1757A-2 is a dual band RF power controller for RF power amplifiers operating in the 850MHz to 2GHz range. The LTC1757A is pin compatible with the LTC1757 but has improved RF detection range. The input voltage range is optimized for operation from a single lithium-ion cell or 3x NiMH. Several functions required for RF power control and protection are integrated in one small 10-pin MSOP package, thereby minimizing PCB area.

The LTC1757A-1 is a single output RF power controller that is identical in performance to the LTC1757A-2 except that one output (VPCA) is provided. The LTC1757A-1 can be used to drive a single RF channel or dual channel module with integral multiplexer. This part is available in an 8-pin MSOP package.

RF power is controlled by driving the RF amplifier power control pins and sensing the resultant RF output power via a directional coupler. The RF sense voltage is peak detected using an on-chip Schottky diode. This detected voltage is compared to the DAC voltage at the PCTL pin to control the output power. The RF power amplifier is protected against high supply voltage and current and high power control pin voltages.

Internal and external offsets are cancelled over temperature by an autozero control loop, allowing accurate low power programming. The shutdown feature disables the part and reduces the supply current to <1µA.


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
LTC1757A-1EMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 E 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1757A-1EMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 E 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1757A-2EMS#PBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes
LTC1757A-2EMS#TRPBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes

LTC1757A Package Drawing
LTC1757A 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
LTC1757A-1EMS8#PBF MS-8 E $2.00 $1.75 Yes
LTC1757A-1EMS8#TRPBF MS-8 E $1.81 Yes
LTC1757A-2EMS#PBF MS-10 E $2.10 $1.90 Yes
LTC1757A-2EMS#TRPBF MS-10 E $1.96 Yes
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