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4A, 4MHz, Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Regulator
Linear Technology Inc.

Description
The LTC3414 is a high efficiency monolithic synchronous, step-down DC/DC converter utilizing a constant frequency, current mode architecture. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.25V to 5.5V and provides a regulated output voltage from 0.8V to 5V while delivering up to 4A of output current. The internal synchronous power switch with 67milliOhm on-resistance increases efficiency and eliminates the need for an external Schottky diode. Switching frequency is set by an external resistor or can be synchronized to an external clock. 100% duty cycle provides low dropout operation extending battery life in portable systems. OPTI-LOOP? compensation allows the transient response to be optimized over a wide range of loads and output capacitors. The LTC3414 can be configured for either Burst Mode operation or forced continuous operation. Forced continuous operation reduces noise and RF interference while Burst Mode operation provides high efficiency by reducing gate charge losses at light loads. In Burst Mode operation, external control of the burst clamp level allows the output voltage ripple to be adjusted according to the requirements of the application.
Features
Click Here for LTC3414EFE Evaluation Kit High Efficiency: Up to 95% 4A Output Current Low Quiescent Current: 64?A Low RDS(ON) Internal Switch: 67 milliOhm Programmable Frequency: 300KHz to 4MHz 2.25V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range 2% Output Voltage Accuracy 0.8V Reference Allows Low Output Voltage Selectable Forced Continuous/Burst Mode?operation with Adjustable Burst Clamp Synchronizable Switching Frequency Low Dropout Operation: 100% Duty Cycle Power Good Output Voltage Monitor Overtemperature Protected Available in 20-Lead Exposed TSSOP Package




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