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Solutions Search - Step-Up (Boost) Regulators

LT3759 Wide Vin, 48V @ >100mA Output Boost Converter that Works Down to 1.6V

Christopher Jarboe - Associate Applications Engineer Oct 3rd 2016
The LT®3759 is a wide input range, current mode, DC/DC controller which is capable of regulating either positive or negative output voltages from a single feedback pin. It can be configured as a boost, SEPIC or inverting converter. An internal LDO regulator draws power from VIN or DRIVE to provide up to a 4.75V supply for ...

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How NOT to Damage Your Switching Regulator Demo Board

Christopher Jarboe - Associate Applications Engineer Sep 2nd 2016
Introduction: A great way to develop a design is to start with an existing demo board and modify it. While this simplifies the process, there are a few pitfalls to be aware of so that you do not have to spend time tracking down and replacing damaged components. Below are four common ways to damage your circuit. 1) Improper ...

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Differences Between the Ćuk Converter and the Inverting Charge Pump Converter

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Jesus Rosales - Applications Engineer
Mar 7th 2016
The Ćuk converter (also referred to as the two inductor inverting converter), the inverting charge pump and the single inductor inverting converter (also referred to as the inverting buck-boost) all provide a negative output voltage from a positive input voltage. However, engineers often unknowingly refer to these topologies ...

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Monolithic Converter Delivers High Output Voltages

Jesus Rosales - Applications Engineer Nov 4th 2015
Design Note 545: Introduction Industrial, telecom, medical and automotive applications use a wide variety of regulated voltages to operate effectively, including high voltage and negative rails. When the designer is faced with producing industrial power supplies, the job can be simplified by minimizing the parts count, as well ...

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Easily Boost 12V to 140V with a Single Converter IC

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer Sep 28th 2015
Design Note 1033: Introduction Generating a high voltage from a much lower voltage presents a number of challenges for the classical single stage boost topology. For instance, the maximum duty cycle limitation of a boost controller may not allow the required step-up ratio. Even if it does, there is often a sharp decrease in ...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting With the LTC3108 & LTC3109

Dave Salerno - Design Section Leader Oct 6th 2014
Q. What are the target applications for the LTC3108 and LTC3109? A. As discussed in the datasheet, these parts target applications that require a low average power (in the milliwatt range or less). This could be a micro-controller that is running continuously, or a wireless sensor/transmitter that is operating at a low duty ...

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LTC3788 Generates High Voltages Using a Two-Stage Boost Converter

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Sep 17th 2014
Generating high voltages from low level sources is not an easy task. Engineers are facing the following problems when they try to implement single stage boost at high step-up ratios. Limitation of maximum duty cycle in boost controllers Sharp decrease in efficiency at long duty cycles High peak currents and EMI challenges ...

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LTC3786: High Efficiency Li-Ion Battery-to-USB Boost Converter

Goran Perica - Power Applications Section Leader
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Sep 16th 2014
The LTC®3786 is a high performance synchronous boost converter controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFETs. Synchronous rectification increases efficiency, reduces power losses and eases thermal requirements, enabling the LTC3786 to be used in high power boost applications. A 4.5V to 38V input supply range encompasses ...

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LTC3788 - High Efficiency Dual Boost Regulator with Independent Inputs

Victor Khasiev - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Aug 27th 2014
Linear Technology offers a line of high performance multiple dual output synchronous boost converters. However, most of the datasheet contains examples of these controllers using the same input voltage source for both outputs. In some circumstances there may be a need to derive two different high output voltages from two separate ...

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The Low Output Voltage Ripple Zeta DC/DC Converter Topology

Mathew Wich - Design Section Leader
Fu Sun - Design Engineer
Apr 28th 2014
In the world of switching DC/DC converters the Zeta topology is a lesser known relative of the SEPIC topology. Both converters provide a positive output voltage that can be greater than, equal to or less than VIN while avoiding the complexity and cost of a buck-boost converter. The Zeta converter however, has the advantage of ...

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Wide Input Voltage Range Boost/Inverting/SEPIC Controller Works Down to an Input Voltage of 1.6V

Zhongming Ye - Applications Engineer Mar 1st 2012
Introduction Many of today’s electronic devices require an inverting or noninverting converter or sometimes both. They also need to operate from a variety of power sources including USB, wall adapters, alkaline and lithium batteries. To produce various polarity outputs from variable input voltages, power supply designers ...

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