LTC3857 - Low IQ, Dual, 2-Phase Synchronous Step-Down Controller

Features

  • Low Operating IQ: 50μA (One Channel On)
  • Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
  • Wide VIN Range: 4V to 38V (40V Abs Max)
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • Out-of-Phase Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • OPTI-LOOP® Compensation Minimizes COUT
  • Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz-850kHz)
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz-900kHz)
  • Selectable Continuous, Pulse-Skipping or Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation at Light Loads
  • Selectable Current Limit
  • Very Low Dropout Operation: 99% Duty Cycle
  • Adjustable Output Voltage Soft-Start or Tracking
  • Power Good Output Voltage Monitors
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Shutdown IQ : <8μA
  • Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VIN or EXTVCC
  • No Current Foldback During Start-up
  • 5mm × 5mm QFN Package
Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications
AEC-Q100 data available for specific packages


Typical Application

LTC3857 Typical Application
LTC3857 Typical Application

Description

The LTC3857 is a high performance dual step-down switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stages. A constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable frequency of up to 850kHz. Power loss and noise due to the ESR of the input capacitor ESR are minimized by operating the two controller output stages out of phase.

The 50μA no-load quiescent current extends operating run time in battery-powered systems. The LTC3857 features a precision 0.8V reference and power good output indicators. A wide 4V to 38V input supply range encompasses a wide range of intermediate bus voltages and battery chemistries.

Independent TRACK/SS pins for each controller ramp the output voltages during start-up. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during short-circuit conditions. The PLLIN/MODE pin selects among Burst Mode operation, pulse-skipping mode, or continuous inductor current mode at light loads.

For a leaded 28-lead SSOP package with a fixed current limit and one PGOOD output, without phase modulation or a clock output, see the LTC3857-1 data sheet.

 LTC3857LTC3857-1
Features Adjustable Current Limit, Clock Output, Phase Modulation, 2 PGOOD Outputs Fixed Current Limit, One PGOOD Output
Package QFN-32 SSOP-28

 

Packaging

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
Drawing
RoHS
LTC3857EUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH E 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3857EUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH E 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3857IUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH I 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3857IUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH I 05-08-1693 Yes


LTC3857 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
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LTC3857EUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 E $5.71 $4.00 Yes
LTC3857EUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 E $4.06 Yes
LTC3857IUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $6.13 $4.29 Yes
LTC3857IUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $4.35 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.

Demo Boards

Linear Technology offers many demo boards free of charge to qualified customers. Contact your local sales office or distributor to inquire about a demo board. Certain demo boards are also available for sale via credit card on this website. Demo boards are for evaluation purposes only. It remains the customer’s responsibility to verify proper and reliable operation in the actual end application.

Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1381A-A LTC3857IUH Demo Board | 4.5V ≤ VIN ≤ 36V, VOUT1 = 3.3V @ 5A, VOUT2 = 8.5V @ 3A $175.00
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Designed for Automotive and Transportation Applications

AEC-Q100 data is available for these specific part numbers. Please contact your local sales representative for more information regarding reliability reports or to inquire about parts that are not included. For more information, view our Automotive and Transportation page

Part Number Package Temp Price
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LTC3857IUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $6.13 $4.29 Yes
LTC3857IUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $4.35 Yes
Buy NowRequest Samples
* 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.

Applications

  • Automotive Always-On Systems
  • Battery Operated Digital Devices
  • Distributed DC Power Systems

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Design Tools

LTspice

LTspice® software is a powerful, fast and free simulation tool, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of switching regulators. Click here to download LTspice

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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
LTC3857
LTC3857-1

LTpowerCAD

The LTpowerCAD design tool is a complete power supply design tool program that can significantly ease the tasks of power supply design. It guides users to a solution, selects power stage components, provides detailed power efficiency, shows quick loop bode plot stability and load transient analysis, and can export a final design to LTspice for simulation. Click here to download LTpowerCAD

To open the project file for this circuit:

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Design tools for the following parts are available in LTpowerCAD:
LTC3857
LTC3857 Parallel
LTC3857-1
LTC3857-1 Parallel

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