LTC3890 - 60V Low IQ, Dual, 2-Phase Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller


  • Wide VIN Range: 4V to 60V (65V Abs Max)
  • Low Operating IQ: 50μA (One Channel On)
  • Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V ≤ VOUT ≤ 24V
  • RSENSE or DCR Current Sensing
  • Out-of-Phase Controllers Reduce Required Input Capacitance and Power Supply Induced Noise
  • Phase-Lockable Frequency (75kHz to 850kHz)
  • Programmable Fixed Frequency (50kHz to 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 : < 14μA
  • Internal LDO Powers Gate Drive from VIN or EXTVCC
  • No Current Foldback During Start-Up
  • Small Low Profile (0.75mm) 5mm × 5mm QFN Package

Typical Application

LTC3890 Typical Application
LTC3890 Typical Application


The LTC®3890 is a high performance dual step-down switching regulator DC/DC 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 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. OPTI-LOOP® compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of output capacitance and ESR values. The LTC3890 features a precision 0.8V reference and power good output indicators. A wide 4V to 60V 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 conduction mode at light loads. For a leaded package version (28-lead Narrow SSOP), see the LTC3890-1 data sheet.

Adjustable Current Limit Yes No Yes No
Multiphase Operation
Yes No Yes No
Number of PGood
2 1 2 1
OVP – Bottom Gate
Yes Yes No No
Current Limit Foldback Yes Yes No No
Light Load Operation
when Synced to External
Forced Continuous Forced Continuous Pulse Skipping Pulse Skipping
SENSE Pins Common
Mode Range
Common Mode < 0.5V
Requires VFB < 0.65V
Common Mode < 0.5V
Requires VFB < 0.65V
Not Dependant on
VFB. Easy to make a
Boost or SEPIC
Not Dependant on
VFB. Easy to make a
Boost or SEPIC
Package 5X5 QFN-32 SSOP-28 5X5 QFN-32 SSOP-28


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
LTC3890EUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH E 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890EUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH E 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890HUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH H 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890HUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH H 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890IUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH I 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890IUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH I 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890MPUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH MP 05-08-1693 Yes
LTC3890MPUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 UH MP 05-08-1693 Yes

LTC3890 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
LTC3890EUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 E $6.56 $4.59 Yes
LTC3890EUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 E $4.65 Yes
LTC3890HUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 H $7.99 $5.59 Yes
LTC3890HUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 H $5.65 Yes
LTC3890IUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $7.56 $5.29 Yes
LTC3890IUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 I $5.35 Yes
LTC3890MPUH#PBF 5x5 QFN-32 MP $22.51 $15.76 Yes
LTC3890MPUH#TRPBF 5x5 QFN-32 MP $15.82 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
DC2236A-B LTC3890EUH Demo Board | 16V ≤ VIN ≤ 60V; VOUT = 12V @ 25A $200.00
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