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High Efficiency Wide Input (Cold Crank) Range Dual 5V/8.5V Converter

High Efficiency Wide Input (Cold Crank) Range Dual 5V/8.5V Converter

The LTC3859 is a high performance triple output (buck/ buck/boost) synchronous DC/DC switching regulator controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages. Constant frequency current mode architecture allows a phase-lockable switching frequency of up to 850kHz. The LTC3859 operates from a wide 4.5V to 38V input supply range. When biased from the output of the boost converter or another auxiliary supply, the LTC3859 can operate from an input supply as low as 2.5V after start-up as shown in this circuit, ideal for automotive "cold crank" applications that require a wide input voltage range.