The low noise buck-boost topology incorporated in the LTC3115-1 provides a continuous, jitter-free transition between buck and boost modes, making it ideal for RF and other noise-sensitive applications that must maintain a low-noise constant output voltage with a variable input power source. In many applications, battery run time is significantly extended over step-down only solutions. The LTC3115-1’s switching frequency is user programmable between 100kHz and 2MHz, and can be synchronized to an external clock. Proprietary third generation buck-boost PWM circuitry ensures low noise and high efficiency while minimizing the size of external components. The combination of tiny externals and a
4mm x 5mm DFN or TSSOP-20E package provides a compact solution footprint.
N-channel MOSFETs to deliver efficiencies of up to 95%. User-selectable Burst Mode® operation lowers quiescent current to only 50µA, improving light load efficiency and extending battery run time. For noise-sensitive applications, Burst Mode operation can be disabled. Additional features include internal soft-start, programmable undervoltage protection, short circuit protection and output disconnect.
LTC3115EDHD-1 is available in a 16-lead 4mm x 5mm DFN package and the LTC3115EFE-1 is available in a thermally enhanced 20-lead TSSOP package.