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60V Low IQ Synchronous Step-Down Controller Operates at Up to 2.25MHz for High Power Density

MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – May 31, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC7800, a synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that operates at up to 2.25MHz for reduced circuit size and increased power density. Its low 45ns minimum on-time enables 24VIN to 3.3VOUT conversions while switching at a fixed 2MHz, avoiding critical noise-sensitive frequency bands including AM radio. Synchronous rectification delivers up to 95% efficiency while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 50μA in no-load standby conditions, ideal for always-on systems.

The LTC7800 operates over a 4V to 60V input supply range designed to protect against high voltage transients, continuous operation during automotive cold crank and to cover a broad range of input sources and battery chemistries. The output voltage can be set from 0.8V to 24V at output currents up to 20A, well suited for 12V or 24V automotive, heavy equipment, industrial control, robotics and telecom applications.

The LTC7800 has powerful 1.1Ω on-chip MOSFET gate drivers. It operates with a selectable fixed frequency between 320kHz and 2.25MHz and is synchronizable to an external clock over the same range. The user can select from continuous operation, pulse-skipping and low ripple Burst Mode operation during light loads. Its current mode architecture provides easy loop compensation, fast transient response and excellent line regulation. Output current sensing is accomplished by measuring the voltage drop across the output inductor (DCR) for the highest efficiency or by using an optional sense resistor. Current foldback limits MOSFET heat dissipation during overload conditions. Additional features include up to 98% duty cycle (useful when powered from a battery during discharge), an internal LDO that powers the gate drive from the input voltage or EXTVCC and a power good output signal.

The LTC7800 is available in a 20-lead 3mm x 4mm QFN thermally enhanced package which is pin compatible to the LTC3891. Two operating junction temperature grades are available with extended and industrial versions from –40 to 125°C and a high temp automotive grade version from –40°C to 150°C. The 1,000-piece price starts at $3.47 each. For more information, visit

Summary of Features: LTC7800

Wide Input Voltage Range: 4V to 60V
Wide Output Voltage Range: 0.8V to 24V
PLL Fixed Operating Frequency from 320kHz to 2.25MHz
Low 45ns Minimum On-Time for High Step-Down Ratios
50µA Quiescent Current
Synchronous Rectification for up to 95% Efficiency
Powerful 1.1Ω On-Chip MOSFET Gate Drivers
DCR or RSENSE Current Sense
Selectable Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation, Pulse-Skipping or Continuous Operation
Adjustable Soft-Start or Tracking
Output Overvoltage & Overcurrent Foldback Protection

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