LTM4618 - 6A DC/DC μModule (Power Module) Regulator with Tracking and Frequency Synchronization

Features

  • Complete Standalone Power Supply
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 26.5V
  • 6A DC Typical, 8A Peak Output Current
  • 0.8V to 5V Output
  • Output Voltage Tracking
  • ±1.75% Maximum Total DC Error
  • Current Mode Control/Fast Transient Response
  • Phase-Lockable Fixed Frequency 250kHz to 780kHz
  • On-Board Frequency Synchronization
  • Selectable Burst Mode® Operation
  • Power Good Voltage Indicator
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Output Current Foldback Limiting
  • 9mm × 15mm × 4.32mm LGA and 9mm × 15mm × 4.92mm BGA Packages

Typical Application

LTM4618 Typical Application
LTM4618 Typical Application

Description

The LTM®4618 is a complete 6A output switch mode DC/DC power supply. Included in the package are the switching controller, power FETs, inductor and all support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 4.5V to 26.5V, the LTM4618 supports an output voltage range of 0.8V to 5V set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers 6A continuous current (8A peak). Only a few input and output capacitors are needed.

High switching frequency and a current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability. The device supports frequency synchronization and output voltage tracking for supply rail sequencing. Burst Mode operation or pulseskipping mode can be selected for light load conditions.

Fault protection features include overvoltage protection, overcurrent protection and foldback current limit for short-circuit protection.

The LTM4618 is offered in 9mm × 15mm × 4.32mm LGA and 9mm × 15mm × 4.92mm BGA packages with RoHS compliant terminal finish.

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
LTM4618EV#PBF 15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm LGA LGA E 05-08-1842 Yes
LTM4618EY#PBF 15mm x 9mm x 4.92mm BGA BGA E 05-08-1674 Yes
LTM4618IV#PBF 15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm LGA LGA I 05-08-1842 Yes
LTM4618IY#PBF 15mm x 9mm x 4.92mm BGA BGA I 05-08-1674 Yes


LTM4618 Package Drawing
LTM4618 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
LTM4618EV#PBF 15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm LGA E $16.14 $11.30 Yes
LTM4618EY#PBF 15mm x 9mm x 4.92mm BGA E $17.09 $11.96 Yes
LTM4618IV#PBF 15mm × 9mm × 4.32mm LGA I $17.76 $12.43 Yes
LTM4618IY#PBF 15mm x 9mm x 4.92mm BGA I $18.70 $13.09 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
DC1472A LTM4618EV Demo Board | uModule Regulator, 4.5V ≤ VIN ≤ 26.5V, Vout = Prog 1.2V to 5V @ 6A $65.00
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Applications

  • Telecom and Networking Equipment
  • Servers
  • Storage Cards
  • ATCA Cards
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Point of Load Regulation
  • Medical 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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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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