LTC3822-1 - No RSENSE, Low Input Voltage, Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller


  • Dual N-Channel MOSFET Synchronous Drive
  • No Current Sense Resistor Required
  • Optimized for 3.3VIN and Li-Ion Applications
  • Constant Frequency Current Mode Operation for Excellent Line and Load Transient Response
  • ±1% 0.6V Reference
  • Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Phase-Lockable or Adjustable Frequency: 250kHz to 750kHz
  • Internal Soft-Start Circuitry
  • Tracking and Adjustable Soft-Start Input
  • Selectable Maximum Peak Current Sense Threshold
  • Selectable Burst Mode®/ Forced Continuous/Pulse Skipping Mode at Light Load
  • Digital RUN Control Pin
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Micropower Shutdown: IQ = 7.5µA
  • Tiny Thermally Enhanced 12-Pin (3mm × 3mm) DFN or 16-Pin Narrow SSOP Packages

Typical Application

LTC3822-1 Typical Application
LTC3822-1 Typical Application


The LTC3822-1 is a synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that drives external N-channel power MOSFETs using few external components. The constant frequency current mode architecture with MOSFET VDS sensing eliminates the need for sense resistors and improves efficiency.

Burst Mode operation provides high efficiency at light loads. The 99% maximum duty cycle provides low dropout operation, extending operating time in battery-powered systems.

The operating frequency can be programmed up to 750kHz, allowing the use of small surface mount inductors and capacitors. For noise sensitive applications, the LTC3822-1 can be synchronized to an external clock from 250kHz to 750kHz.

The LTC3822-1 is available in the tiny footprint thermally enhanced 12-pin DFN package or 16-pin narrow SSOP package.

LTC3822 Internal soft-start, 340uA in sleep mode
LTC3822-1 External soft start, selectable pulse skip/Burst Mode operation, tracking, phase lockable, power good (SSOP-16 package only), 105uA in sleep mode


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
LTC3822EDD-1#PBF 3x3 DFN-12 DD E 05-08-1725 Yes
LTC3822EDD-1#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-12 DD E 05-08-1725 Yes
LTC3822EGN-1#PBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC3822EGN-1#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes

LTC3822-1 Package Drawing
LTC3822-1 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
LTC3822EDD-1#PBF 3x3 DFN-12 E $2.66 $1.75 Yes
LTC3822EDD-1#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-12 E $1.81 Yes
LTC3822EGN-1#PBF SSOP-16 E $2.66 $1.75 Yes
LTC3822EGN-1#TRPBF SSOP-16 E $1.81 Yes
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DC1105A LTC3822EDD-1 Demo Board $100.00
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