LTC3216 - 1A Low Noise High Current LED Charge Pump with Independent Torch/Flash Current Control


  • High Efficiency Operation: 1x, 1.5x or 2x Boost Modes with Automatic Mode Switching
  • Ultralow Dropout ILED Current Control
  • Output Current up to 1A
  • Low Noise Constant Frequency Operation*
  • Independent Low Current/High Current Programming and Enable Pins
  • Wide VIN Range: 2.9V to 4.4V
  • Open/Shorted LED Protection
  • LED Disconnect in Shutdown
  • Low Shutdown Current: 2.5mA
  • 4% LED Current Programming Accuracy
  • Automatic Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current
  • No Inductors
  • Tiny Application Circuit (All Components <1mm Profile)
  • 3mm x 4mm 12-Lead DFN Package

Typical Application

LTC3216 Typical Application
LTC3216 Typical Application


The LTC3216 is a low noise, high current charge pump DC/DC converter designed to power high current LEDs. The part includes an accurate programmable current source capable of driving loads up to 1A from a 2.9V to 4.4V input. Low external parts count (two flying capacitors, two programming resistors and two bypass capacitors at VIN and CPO) make the LTC3216 ideally suited for small, battery-powered applications.

Built-in soft-start circuitry prevents excessive inrush current during start-up. High switching frequency enables the use of small external capacitors. Independent high and low current settings are programmed by two external resistors. Shutdown mode and current output levels are selected via two logic inputs.

An ultralow dropout current source maintains accurate LED current at very low ILED voltages. Automatic mode switching optimizes efficiency by monitoring the voltage across the LED current source and switching modes only when ILED dropout is detected. The LTC3216 is available in a small 3mm x 4mm 12-Lead DFN 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
LTC3216EDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE E 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC3216EDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE E 05-08-1695 Yes

LTC3216 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
LTC3216EDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 E $2.38 $2.00 Yes
LTC3216EDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 E $2.10 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
DC805A LTC3216EDE | Low Noise High Current LED Charge Pump $100.00
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