LTC3831-1 - High Power Synchronous Switching Regulator Controller for DDR Memory Termination


  • VOUT as Low as 0.4V
  • High Power Switching Regulator Controller for DDR Memory Termination
  • VOUT Tracks 1/2 of VIN or External VREF
  • No Current Sense Resistor Required
  • Low VCC Supply: 3V to 8V
  • Maximum Duty Cycle > 91% Over Temperature
  • Drives All N-Channel External MOSFETs
  • High Efficiency: Up to 95%
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency Operation:
    100kHz to 500kHz
  • External Clock Synchronization Operation
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • Low Shutdown Current: <10µA
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • Available in 16-Pin Narrow SSOP Package

Typical Application

LTC3831-1 Typical Application
LTC3831-1 Typical Application


The LTC3831-1 is a high power, high efficiency switching regulator controller designed for DDR memory termination. The LTC3831-1 generates an output voltage equal to 1/2 of an external supply or reference voltage. The LTC3831-1 uses a synchronous switching architecture with N-channel MOSFETs. Additionally, the chip senses output current through the drain-source resistance of the upper N-channel FET, providing an adjustable current limit without a current sense resistor.

The LTC3831-1 operates with input supply voltage as low as 3V and with a maximum duty cycle of >91%. It includes a fixed frequency PWM oscillator for low output ripple operation. The 300kHz free-running clock frequency can be externally adjusted or synchronized with an external signal from 100kHz to above 500kHz. In shutdown mode, the LTC3831-1 supply current drops to <10µA.

  Feedback Voltage
Accuracy Over Temp
LTC3831 1.25V 1.5%
LTC3831-1 0.75V 1.6%


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
LTC3831EGN-1#PBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC3831EGN-1#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN E 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes

LTC3831-1 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
LTC3831EGN-1#PBF SSOP-16 E $4.29 $2.90 Yes
LTC3831EGN-1#TRPBF SSOP-16 E $2.96 Yes
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  • DDR SDRAM Termination
  • SSTL_2, SSTL_3 Interface
  • HSTL Interface

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