LTC3452 - Synchronous Buck-Boost MAIN/CAMERA White LED Driver


  • High Efficiency: ≥85% Over Entire Li-Ion Battery Range
  • Wide VIN Range: 2.7V to 5.5V
  • Independent MAIN/CAMERA Current Control
  • Up to 425mA Continuous Output Current
  • Internal Soft-Start
  • Open/Shorted LED Protection
  • PWM Brightness Control
  • LED Current Matching Typically <2.5%
  • Constant Frequency 1MHz Operation
  • Low Shutdown Current: 6.5µA
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • Small Thermally Enhanced 20-Lead (4mm × 4mm) QFN Package

Typical Application

LTC3452 Typical Application
LTC3452 Typical Application


The LTC3452 is a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converter optimized for driving two banks of white LEDs from a single Li-Ion battery input. Five parallel LEDs can be driven at up to 25mA each in the low power LED bank, while two LEDs can be driven at up to 150mA each (or a single LED at 300mA) in the high power LED bank. The regulator operates in either synchronous buck, synchronous boost or buck-boost mode, depending on input voltage and LED maximum forward voltage. Optimum efficiency is achieved by sensing which LED requires the largest forward voltage drop at its programmed current, and regulating the common output rail for lowest dropout. Efficiency of 85% can be achieved over the entire usable range of a Li-Ion battery (2.7V to 4.2V).

Maximum LED current for each LED display is programmable with a single external resistor. Dual enable pins allow for PWM brightness control in the low power bank and independent on/off control for the high current bank (optimal for LED camera flash). In shutdown, the supply current is only 6.5µA.

A high constant operating frequency of 1MHz allows the use of a small external inductor. The LTC3452 is offered in a low profile (0.75mm) thermally enhanced 20-lead (4mm × 4mm) QFN 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
LTC3452EUF#PBF 4x4 QFN-20 UF E 05-08-1710 Yes
LTC3452EUF#TRPBF 4x4 QFN-20 UF E 05-08-1710 Yes

LTC3452 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
LTC3452EUF#PBF 4x4 QFN-20 E $2.57 $1.80 Yes
LTC3452EUF#TRPBF 4x4 QFN-20 E $1.86 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC928A LTC3452EUF Demo Board $75.00
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