LTC3884 - Dual Output PolyPhase Step-Down Controller with Sub-Milliohm DCR Sensing and Digital Power System Management
- PMBus/I2C Compliant Serial Interface
– Telemetry Read-Back Includes VIN, IIN, VOUT, IOUT, Temperature and Faults
– Programmable Voltage, Current Limit, Digital Soft- Start/Stop, Sequencing, Margining, OV/UV/OC
- Sub-Milliohm DCR Current Sensing
- Digitally Adjustable Loop Compensation Parameters
- ±0.5% Output Voltage Accuracy Over Temperature
- Integrated Input Current Sense Amplifier
- Internal EEPROM and Fault Logging
- Integrated N-Channel MOSFET Gate Drivers
- Wide VIN Range: 4.5V to 38V
- VOUT Range: 0.5V to 3.5V (with Low DCR Setting); 0.5V to 5.5V (without Low DCR Setting)
- Accurate PolyPhase® Current Sharing for Up to 6 Phases
- Available in a 48-Lead (7mm × 7mm) QFN Package
The LTC®3884 is a dual output PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous step-down switching regulator controller with an I2C-based PMBus compliant serial interface. The controller employs a constant-frequency current mode architecture, together with a unique scheme to provide excellent performance for sub-milliohm DCR applications. The LTC3884 is supported by the LTpowerPlay® software development tool with graphical user interface (GUI).
Programmable loop compensation allows the controller to be compensated digitally. Switching frequency, channel phasing output voltage, and device address can be programmed both by the digital interface as well as external configuration resistors. Additionally, parameters can be set via the digital interface or stored in EEPROM. Both outputs have independent power good indicators and FAULT function.
The LTC3884 can be configured for discontinuous (pulseskipping) mode or continuous inductor current mode.
CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.
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- 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
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|DC2084A||LTC3884EUK/LTC3874EUFD Demo Board | PolyPhase Digital PSM Buck with Sub-mΩ DCR Sensing Plus Two Slave Controllers, 10V ≤ VIN ≤ 14V, Vout = 0.5V to 1.5V @ 240A||Contact Factory|
|DC2165A||LTC3884EUK Demo Board | Dual PMBus Buck, 4.5V ≤ Vin ≤ 14V, Vout0/Vout1 = 0.5V to 1.8V @ 30A||$200.00|
|DC2283A||LTC3884EUK Demo Board | LTC3884(x2) 4-Phase PMBus Buck, 7V ≤ VIN ≤ 14V; 0.5V ≤ VOUT ≤ 1.5V @ 160A||Contact Factory|
|DC2298A||LTC3884 Demo Board I Programming Clamshell Socketed Demo Board||Contact Factory|
|DC1613A||USB-to-PMBus Controller for Use with LTpowerPlay||$50.00|
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