LTC3418 - 8A, 4MHz, Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Regulator

Features

  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • 8A Output Current
  • 2.25V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
  • Low RDS(ON) Internal Switch: 35mΩ
  • Tracking Input to Provide Easy Supply Sequencing
  • Programmable Frequency: 300kHz to 4MHz
  • 0.8V ±1% Reference Allows Low Output Voltage
  • Quiescent Current: 380μA
  • Selectable Forced Continuous/Burst Mode® Operation with Adjustable Burst Clamp
  • Synchronizable Switching Frequency
  • Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • Overtemperature Protected
  • 38-Lead Low Profile (0.75mm) Thermally Enhanced QFN (5mm × 7mm) Package

Typical Application

LTC3418 Typical Application
LTC3418 Typical Application

Description

The LTC3418 is a high efficiency, monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC converter utilizing a constant frequency, current mode architecture. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.25V to 5.5V and provides a regulated output voltage from 0.8V to 5V while delivering up to 8A of output current. The internal synchronous power switch increases efficiency and eliminates the need for an external Schottky diode. Switching frequency is set by an external resistor or can be synchronized to an external clock. OPTI-LOOP® compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of loads and output capacitors.

The LTC3418 can be configured for either Burst Mode operation or forced continuous operation. Forced continuous operation reduces noise and RF interference while Burst Mode operation provides high efficiency by reducing gate charge losses at light loads. In Burst Mode operation, external control of the burst clamp level allows the output voltage ripple to be adjusted according to the requirements of the application. A tracking input in the LTC3418 allows for proper sequencing with respect to another power supply.

Packaging

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
Drawing
RoHS
LTC3418EUHF#PBF 5x7 QFN-38 UHF E 05-08-1701 Yes
LTC3418EUHF#TRPBF 5x7 QFN-38 UHF E 05-08-1701 Yes


LTC3418 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
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LTC3418EUHF#PBF 5x7 QFN-38 E $8.19 $5.73 Yes
LTC3418EUHF#TRPBF 5x7 QFN-38 E $5.79 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.

Demo Boards

Linear Technology offers many demo boards free of charge to qualified customers. Contact your local sales office or distributor to inquire about a demo board. Certain demo boards are also available for sale via credit card on this website. Demo boards are for evaluation purposes only. It remains the customer’s responsibility to verify proper and reliable operation in the actual end application.

Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC785A LTC3418EUHF Demo Board | 2.25V ≤ VIN ≤ 5.5V, Vout = 1.2V/1.5V/1.8V @ 8A $100.00
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Applications

  • Microprocessor, DSP and Memory Supplies
  • Distributed 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V Power Systems
  • Automotive Applications
  • Point of Load Regulation
  • Notebook Computers

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Design Tools

LTspice

LTspice® software is a powerful, fast and free simulation tool, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of switching regulators. Click here to download LTspice

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LTpowerCAD

The LTpowerCAD design tool is a complete power supply design tool program that can significantly ease the tasks of power supply design. It guides users to a solution, selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export a final design to LTspice for simulation. Click here to download LTpowerCAD

To open the project file for this circuit:

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