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 SoftStart/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 with ECC and Fault Logging
  • Integrated N-Channel MOSFET Gate Drivers (LTC3884)

Power Conversion

  • 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 48-Lead 7mm × 7mm QFN and 5mm × 6mm GQFN Packages.

Typical Application

LTC3884 Typical Application
LTC3884 Typical Application


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 LTC3884-1 has all the features that the LTC3884 has except the LTC3884 includes MOSFET gate drivers while the LTC3884-1 does not.



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
LTC3884ERHE-1#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE E 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884ERHE-1#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE E 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884ERHE#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE E 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884ERHE#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE E 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884EUK#PBF 7x7 QFN-48 UK E 05-08-1704 Yes
LTC3884EUK#TRPBF 7x7 QFN-48 UK E 05-08-1704 Yes
LTC3884IRHE-1#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE I 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884IRHE-1#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE I 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884IRHE#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE I 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884IRHE#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 RHE I 05-08-1527 Yes
LTC3884IUK#PBF 7x7 QFN-48 UK I 05-08-1704 Yes
LTC3884IUK#TRPBF 7x7 QFN-48 UK I 05-08-1704 Yes

LTC3884 Package Drawing
LTC3884 Package Drawing
LTC3884 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
LTC3884ERHE-1#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 E $9.07 $6.35 Yes
LTC3884ERHE-1#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 E $9.13 $6.41 Yes
LTC3884ERHE#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 E $9.07 $6.35 Yes
LTC3884ERHE#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 E $9.13 $6.41 Yes
LTC3884EUK#PBF 7x7 QFN-48 E $9.07 $6.35 Yes
LTC3884EUK#TRPBF 7x7 QFN-48 E $6.41 Yes
LTC3884IRHE-1#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 I $9.91 $6.94 Yes
LTC3884IRHE-1#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 I $9.97 $7.00 Yes
LTC3884IRHE#PBF 5x6 GQFN-48 I $9.91 $6.94 Yes
LTC3884IRHE#TRPBF 5x6 GQFN-48 I $9.97 $7.00 Yes
LTC3884IUK#PBF 7x7 QFN-48 I $9.91 $6.94 Yes
LTC3884IUK#TRPBF 7x7 QFN-48 I $7.00 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
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
DC2605A LTC3884ERHE-1, LTC3874EUF-1 Polyphase Single 120A Output Synchronous Buck Converter with Power System Management Contact Factory
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Companion Boards

Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1613A USB-to-PMBus Controller for Use with LTpowerPlay $50.00
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Design Tools


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