Monday, March 12, 2012

LTC3613 - 24V, 15A Monolithic Step Down Regulator with Differential Output Sensing

The LTC®3613 is a monolithic synchronous step-down switching regulator capable of regulating outputs from 0.6V to 5.5V with up to 15A output current. The controlled on-time constant frequency valley current mode architecture allows for both fast transient response and constant frequency switching in steady-state operation, independent of VIN, VOUT and load. This also provides excellent current sharing capability.

Differential output voltage sensing along with a precision internal reference combine to offer ±0.67% output regulation, even if the output ground reference deviates from local ground by 500mV. The switching frequency can be programmed from 200kHz to 1MHz with an external resistor. The switching frequency is also phase synchronizable to an external clock in applications where switching noise/ EMI reduction is crucial.

Very low tON and tOFF times allow for near 0% and near 100% duty cycles, respectively. Voltage tracking soft start-up is provided for tracking and sequencing applications. Safety features include output overvoltage protection, programmable current limit with foldback, and power good monitoring.

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