The LTC®3615 is a dual 3A synchronous step-down regulator using a current mode, constant-frequency architecture. The DC supply current is only 130μA (Burst Mode operation at no-load) while maintaining the output voltages, dropping to zero current in shutdown. The 2.25V to 5.5V input supply range makes the LTC3615 ideally suited for single Li-Ion applications. 100% duty cycle capability provides low dropout operation, which extends operating time in battery-operated systems.
The operating frequency is externally programmable up to 4MHz, allowing the use of small surface mount inductors. 0°, 90°, or 180° of phase shift between the two channels can be selected to minimize input current ripple and output voltage ripple in a single 6A output configuration. Programmable slew rate limiting reduces EMI, and external synchronization can be applied up to 4MHz.
The internal synchronous switches increase efficiency and eliminate the need for external catch diodes, saving external components and board space.
The LTC3615 is offered in leadless 24-pin 4mm × 4mm QFN and thermally enhanced 24-pin TSSOP packages.
High Efficiency: Up to 94%
Dual Outputs with 2 × 3A Output Current Capability
Low Output Ripple Burst Mode® Operation: IQ = 130μA
2.25V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
±1% Output Voltage Accuracy
Output Voltages Down to 0.6V
Programmable Slew Rate at Switch Pins
Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle
Shutdown Current ≤1μA
Adjustable Switching Frequency Up to 4MHz
Internal or External Compensation
Selectable Pulse-Skipping/Forced Continuous/Burst Mode Operation with Adjustable Burst Clamp
Optional Active Voltage Positioning (AVP) with Internal Compensation
Selectable 0°/90°/180° Phase Shift Between Channels
Fixed Internal and Programmable External Soft-Start
Accurate Start-Up Tracking Capability
DDR Memory Mode IOUT = ±1.5A
Available in 4mm × 4mm QFN-24 and TSSOP-24 Packages
Distributed Power Supplies
Portable Computer Systems
DDR Memory Termination