LTC3526-2 - 500mA 2MHz Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter in 2mm x 2mm DFN


  • Delivers 3.3V at 100mA from a Single Alkaline/ NiMH Cell or 3.3V at 200mA from Two Cells
  • VIN Start-Up Voltage: 850mV
  • VIN Operating Range: 0.5V to 5V
  • 1.6V to 5.25V VOUT Range
  • Up to 94% Efficiency
  • Output Disconnect
  • 2MHz Fixed Frequency Operation
  • VIN > VOUT Operation
  • Integrated Soft-Start
  • Current Mode Control with Internal Compensation
  • Burst Mode® Operation with 9μA Quiescent Current (LTC3526-2)
  • Low Noise PWM Operation (LTC3526B-2)
  • Internal Synchronous Rectifier
  • Logic Controlled Shutdown (IQ < 1μA)
  • Anti-Ringing Control
  • Low Profile (2mm × 2mm × 0.75mm) DFN-6 Package

Typical Application

LTC3526-2 Typical Application
LTC3526-2 Typical Application


The LTC3526-2/LTC3526B-2 are synchronous, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converters with output disconnect. Synchronous rectification enables high efficiency in the low profile 2mm × 2mm DFN package. Battery life in single AA/AAA powered products is extended further with an 850mV start-up voltage and operation down to 500mV once started.

A switching frequency of 2MHz minimizes solution footprint by allowing the use of tiny, low profile inductors and ceramic capacitors. The current mode PWM design is internally compensated, reducing external parts count. The LTC3526-2 features Burst Mode operation at light load conditions, while the LTC3526B-2 features continuous switching. Anti-ring circuitry eliminates EMI concerns by damping the inductor in discontinuous mode. Additional features include a low shutdown current of under 1μA and thermal shutdown.

The LTC3526-2/LTC3526B-2 are housed in a 6-pin 2mm × 2mm × 0.75mm DFN package.

For new designs, we recommend the LTC3526L-2/ LTC3526LB-2.

  Startup Voltage Frequency Burst Mode Notes
LTC3526 1V 1MHz Yes Not Recommended For New Designs
LTC3526B 1V 1MHz No Not Recommended For New Designs
LTC3526-2 1V 2MHz Yes Not Recommended For New Designs
LTC3526B-2 1V 2MHz No Not Recommended For New Designs
LTC3526L 0.85V 1MHz Yes  
LTC3526LB 0.85V 1MHz No  
LTC3526L-2 0.85V 2MHz Yes  
LTC3526LB-2 0.85V 2MHz No  


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
LTC3526BEDC-2#PBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes
LTC3526BEDC-2#TRMPBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes
LTC3526BEDC-2#TRPBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#PBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#TRMPBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#TRPBF 2x2 DFN-6 DC6 E 05-08-1703 Yes

LTC3526-2 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
LTC3526BEDC-2#PBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 Yes
LTC3526BEDC-2#TRMPBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 $1.80 Yes
LTC3526BEDC-2#TRPBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 $1.75 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#PBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#TRMPBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 $1.80 Yes
LTC3526EDC-2#TRPBF 2x2 DFN-6 E $2.50 $1.75 Yes
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