LTC3122 - 15V, 2.5A Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Output Disconnect


  • VIN Range: 1.8V to 5.5V, 500mV After Start-Up
  • Output Voltage Range: 2.2V to 15V
  • 800mA Output Current for VIN = 5V and VOUT = 12V
  • Output Disconnects from Input When Shut Down
  • Synchronous Rectification: Up to 95% Efficiency
  • Inrush Current Limit
  • Up to 3MHz Adjustable Switching Frequency Synchronizable to External Clock
  • Selectable Burst Mode® Operation: 25μA IQ
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Soft-Start
  • <1μA IQ in Shutdown
  • 12-Lead, 3mm × 4mm × 0.75mm Thermally Enhanced DFN and MSOP Packages

Typical Application

LTC3122 Typical Application
LTC3122 Typical Application


The LTC®3122 is a synchronous step-up DC/DC converter with true output disconnect and inrush current limiting. The 2.5A current limit along with the ability to program output voltages up to 15V makes the LTC3122 well suited for a variety of demanding applications. Once started, operation will continue with inputs down to 500mV, extending runtime in many applications.

The LTC3122 features output disconnect in shutdown, dramatically reducing input power drain and enabling VOUT to completely discharge. Adjustable PWM switching from 100kHz to 3MHz optimizes applications for highest efficiency or smallest solution footprint. The oscillator can also be synchronized to an external clock for noise sensitive applications. Selectable Burst Mode operation reduces quiescent current to 25μA, ensuring high efficiency across the entire load range. An internal soft-start limits inrush current during start-up.

Other features include a <1μA shutdown current and robust protection under short-circuit, thermal overload, and output overvoltage conditions. The LTC3122 is offered in both a low profile 12-lead (3mm × 4mm × 0.75 mm) DFN package and a 12-lead thermally enhanced MSOP 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
LTC3122EDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE E 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC3122EDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE E 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC3122EMSE#PBF MS-12E MSE E 05-08-1666 Yes
LTC3122EMSE#TRPBF MS-12E MSE E 05-08-1666 Yes
LTC3122HMSE#PBF MS-12E MSE H 05-08-1666 Yes
LTC3122HMSE#TRPBF MS-12E MSE H 05-08-1666 Yes
LTC3122IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC3122IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC3122IMSE#PBF MS-12E MSE I 05-08-1666 Yes
LTC3122IMSE#TRPBF MS-12E MSE I 05-08-1666 Yes

LTC3122 Package Drawing
LTC3122 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
LTC3122EDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 E $3.33 $2.33 Yes
LTC3122EDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 E $2.39 Yes
LTC3122EMSE#PBF MS-12E E $3.33 $2.33 Yes
LTC3122EMSE#TRPBF MS-12E E $2.39 Yes
LTC3122HMSE#PBF MS-12E H $4.26 $2.98 Yes
LTC3122HMSE#TRPBF MS-12E H $3.04 Yes
LTC3122IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $3.90 $2.73 Yes
LTC3122IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $2.79 Yes
LTC3122IMSE#PBF MS-12E I $3.90 $2.73 Yes
LTC3122IMSE#TRPBF MS-12E I $2.79 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
DC1764A LTC3122EDE Demo Board I 1.8V to 5.5VIN, 12VOUT @ 0.8A $150.00
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