LTC3717 - Wide Operating Range, No RSENSE Step-Down Controller for DDR/QDR Memory Termination


  • VOUT = 1/2 VIN (Supply Splitter)
  • Adjustable and Symmetrical Sink/Source Current Limit up to 20A
  • ±0.65% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Up to 97% Efficiency
  • No Sense Resistor Required
  • Ultrafast Transient Response
  • True Current Mode Control
  • 2% to 90% Duty Cycle at 200kHz
  • tON(MIN) </= 100ns
  • Stable with Ceramic COUT
  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitor
  • Wide VCC Range: 4V to 36V
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency up to 1.5MHz
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Optional Short-Circuit Shutdown Timer
  • Available in a 16-Pin Narrow SSOP Package

Typical Application

LTC3717 Typical Application
LTC3717 Typical Application


The LTC3717 is a synchronous step-down switching regulator controller for double data rate (DDR) and Quad Data Rate (QDR) memory termination. The controller uses a valley current control architecture to deliver very low duty cycles without requiring a sense resistor. Operating frequency is selected by an external resistor and is compensated for variations in VIN.

Forced continuous operation reduces noise and RF interference. Output voltage is internally set to half of VREF, which is user programmable.

Fault protection is provided by an output overvoltage comparator and optional short-circuit shutdown timer. Soft-start capability for supply sequencing is accomplished using an external timing capacitor. The regulator current limit level is symmetrical and user programmable. Wide supply range allows operation from 4V to 36V at the VCC input.

  Von Pin
LTC3717 No SSOP-16
LTC3717-1 Yes QFN-32


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
LTC3717EGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC3717EGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes

LTC3717 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
LTC3717EGN#PBF SSOP-16 E $3.49 $2.95 Yes
LTC3717EGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 E $3.01 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC450A LTC3717EGN | DDR, HSTL, STTL Termination Power Supply, 5V-20Vin, VREF/2 @ 12A Contact Factory
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