LTC3704 - Wide Input Range, No RSENSE Positive-to-Negative DC/DC Controller


  • High Efficiency Operation (No Sense Resistor Required)
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 2.5V to 36V
  • Current Mode Control Provides Excellent Transient Response
  • High Maximum Duty Cycle (Typ 92%)
  • ±1% Internal Voltage Reference
  • ±2% RUN Pin Threshold with 100mV Hysteresis
  • Micropower Shutdown: IQ = 10µA
  • Programmable Operating Frequency (50kHz to 1MHz) with One External Resistor
  • Synchronizable to an External Clock Up to 1.3 x fOSC
  • User-Controlled Pulse Skip or Burst Mode® Operation
  • Internal 5.2V Low Dropout Voltage Regulator
  • Capable of Operating with a Sense Resistor for High Output Voltage Applications (VDS>36V)
  • Small 10-Lead MSOP Package

Typical Application

LTC3704 Typical Application
LTC3704 Typical Application


The LTC3704 is a wide input range, current mode, positive-to-negative DC/DC controller that drives an N-channel power MOSFET and requires very few external components. Intended for low to high power applications, it eliminates the need for a current sense resistor by utilizing the power MOSFET’s on-resistance, thereby maximizing efficiency.

The IC’s operating frequency can be set with an external resistor over a 50kHz to 1MHz range, and can be synchronized to an external clock using the MODE/SYNC pin. Burst Mode operation at light loads, a low minimum operating supply voltage of 2.5V and a low shutdown quiescent current of 10µA make the LTC3704 ideally suited for battery-operated systems.

For applications requiring constant frequency operation, the Burst Mode operation feature can be defeated using the MODE/SYNC pin. Higher than 36V switch voltage applications are possible with the LTC3704 by connecting the SENSE pin to a resistor in the source of the power MOSFET.

The LTC3704 is available in the 10-lead MSOP 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
LTC3704EMS#PBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes
LTC3704EMS#TRPBF MS-10 MS E 05-08-1661 Yes
LTC3704IMS#PBF MS-10 MS I 05-08-1661 Yes
LTC3704IMS#TRPBF MS-10 MS I 05-08-1661 Yes

LTC3704 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
LTC3704EMS#PBF MS-10 E $2.68 $1.85 Yes
LTC3704EMS#TRPBF MS-10 E $1.91 Yes
LTC3704IMS#PBF MS-10 I $2.93 $2.05 Yes
LTC3704IMS#TRPBF MS-10 I $2.11 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC518A LTC3704EMS Demo Board | 4.5V to 15Vin, -70Vout1 @ 200mA, -24Vout2 @ 200mA $125.00
DC524A LTC3704EMS Demo Board | Positive to Negative Converter, 5V to 15Vin, -5.2Vout @ 2.5A $125.00
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