LTC4449 - High Speed Synchronous N-Channel MOSFET Driver

Features

  • 4V to 6.5V VCC Operating Voltage
  • 38V Maximum Input Supply Voltage
  • Adaptive Shoot-Through Protection
  • Rail-to-Rail Output Drivers
  • 3.2A Peak Pull-Up Current
  • 4.5A Peak Pull-Down Current
  • 8ns TG Rise Time Driving 3000pF Load
  • 7ns TG Fall Time Driving 3000pF Load
  • Separate Supply to Match PWM Controller
  • Drives Dual N-Channel MOSFETs
  • Undervoltage Lockout
  • Low Profile (0.75mm) 2mm × 3mm DFN Package

Typical Application

LTC4449 Typical Application
LTC4449 Typical Application

Description

The LTC4449 is a high frequency gate driver that is designed to drive two N-Channel MOSFETs in a synchronous DC/DC converter. The powerful rail-to-rail driver capability reduces switching losses in MOSFETs with high gate capacitance.

The LTC4449 features a separate supply for the input logic to match the signal swing of the controller IC. If the input signal is not being driven, the LTC4449 activates a shutdown mode that turns off both external MOSFETs. The input logic signal is internally level-shifted to the bootstrapped supply, which functions at up to 42V above ground.

The LTC4449 contains undervoltage lockout circuits on both the driver and logic supplies that turn off the external MOSFETs when an undervoltage condition is present. An adaptive shoot-through protection feature is also built-in to prevent the power loss resulting from MOSFET cross conduction current.

The LTC4449 is available in the 2mm × 3mm DFN package.

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
LTC4449EDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC4449EDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC4449EDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB E 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB I 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB I 05-08-1718 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 DCB I 05-08-1718 Yes


LTC4449 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
LTC4449EDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $1.79 Yes
LTC4449EDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $1.79 $1.30 Yes
LTC4449EDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 E $1.79 $1.25 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#PBF 2x3 DFN-8 I $1.99 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#TRMPBF 2x3 DFN-8 I $1.99 $1.44 Yes
LTC4449IDCB#TRPBF 2x3 DFN-8 I $1.99 $1.39 Yes
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Applications

  • Distributed Power Architectures
  • High Density Power Modules

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