LTC3539/LTC3539-2 - 2A, 1MHz/2MHz Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converters


  • Delivers 3.3V at 900mA From 2 Alkaline/NiMH Cells
  • Delivers 5V at 900mA From a Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • VIN Start-Up Voltage: 700mV
  • 1.5V to 5.25V VOUT Range
  • Up to 94% Efficiency
  • VIN > VOUT Operation
  • ±1.5% Feedback Voltage Tolerance
  • 1MHz (LTC3539) or 2MHz (LTC3539-2) Fixed Frequency Operation
  • Output Disconnect
  • Selectable Burst Mode® or PWM Operation
  • 10μA Quiescent Current
  • Logic Controlled Shutdown: <1μA
  • Requires Only 6 External Components
  • Low Profile (2mm × 3mm × 0.75mm) DFN Package

Typical Application

LTC3539 Typical Application
LTC3539 Typical Application


The LTC®3539/LTC3539-2 are synchronous, 2A step-up DC/DC converters with output disconnect. Synchronous rectification enables high efficiency in the low profile 2mm × 3mm DFN package. Battery life is extended with a 700mV start-up voltage and operation down to 500mV once started.

A switching frequency of 1MHz (LTC3539) or 2MHz (LTC3539-2) 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 LTC3539/LTC3539-2 feature a pin-enabled automatic Burst Mode operation at light load conditions. Anti-ring circuitry reduces EMI by damping the inductor in discontinuous mode. Additional features include a low shutdown current of under 1μA and thermal overload protection.

The LTC3539/LTC3539-2 are offered in a 2mm × 3mm × 0.75mm 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
LTC3539EDCB-2#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC3539EDCB-2#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC3539EDCB-2#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes

LTC3539 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
LTC3539EDCB-2#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 Yes
LTC3539EDCB-2#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 $2.55 Yes
LTC3539EDCB-2#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 $2.50 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 $2.55 Yes
LTC3539EDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $3.57 $2.50 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
DC1260A-A LTC3539EDCB Demo Board | 1MHz, 0.7V ≤ VIN ≤ 5.5V, VOUT = 1.8V/3.3V/5V @ 0.9A $100.00
DC1260A-B LTC3539EDCB-2 Demo Board | 2MHz, 0.7V ≤ VIN ≤ 5.5V, VOUT = 1.8V/3.3V/5V @ 0.9A $100.00
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