Linear Technology has launched the LTC3639, a 150V input-capable synchronous buck converter that delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 150V, eliminating the need for an external transient suspension device. The device uses internal synchronous rectification and a programmable peak current-mode design to optimise efficiency over a broad range of output currents.
The LT3639 delivers efficiencies as high as 92% and requires only 12µA of quiescent current, maximising battery run time and eliminating thermal issues. A user-programmable output current limit can set output current from 10mA to 100mA minimising the need to oversize external components and protecting high impedance sources. The device can be programmed with fixed output voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V or 5V or a resistor divider can be used to program outputs from 0.8V to VIN. The thermally enhanced MSOP package offers the additional pin spacing required for high voltage inputs. The combination of its MSOP package with only three tiny externals provides a highly compact solution footprint for a broad range of applications.
The LTC3639’s internal high side and synchronous power switches, drawing only 12µA at no load while maintaining output voltage regulation, make it suitable for always-on battery-powered applications. Due to the inherent stability of the converter, no external compensation is required, simplifying the design and minimizing the solution footprint. Additional features include a precise 0.8V +1% feedback voltage reference, internal or external soft-start and a feedback comparator output which enables multiple LTC3639s to be connected in parallel for higher current applications.