DC1483A - Demo Manual

QUICK START GUIDE FOR DEMONSTRATION CIRCUIT 1483
DUAL 550MA SYNCHRONOUS BOOST CONVERTER
LTC3535
DESCRIPTION
Demonstration circuit 1483 is a dual high efficiency
synchronous boost converter capable of operating
with an input voltage range from 0.8V to 5V. The 12
lead 3X3 mm thermally enhanced DFN package with a
1MHz switching frequency and the 550mA internal
switches provide a very tiny step-up solution. The
LTC3535 can be powered from separate input supplies that can be greater or less than the output voltage although the efficiency and maximum output current is reduced when VIN is greater than VOUT. Also featured is burst mode operation for high efficiency at
low current levels and a true input-to-output disconnect which allows the output to drop to zero volts
when shutdown and provides soft start and current
limiting.
This demonstration circuit allows the user to quickly
evaluate the LTC3535 performance. Individual jumpers are provided for selecting a variety of output voltages from 1.8V to 5V. Jumpers also allow separate
low quiescent current shutdown and the ability to
parallel the inputs. Terminals on the board allow easy
hookup to input supplies and output loads.
Design files for this circuit board are available. Call
the LTC factory.
LTC and Burst Mode are trademarks of Linear Technology Corporation
Table 1. Each Converter Typical Specifications (25°C)
VIN Input Voltage Range after startup
Minimum voltage is load current dependant
0.5V to 5V
VOUT1 3V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
3V ± 3%
VOUT1 3.3V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
3.3V ± 3%
VOUT1 5V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
5.0V ± 3%
VOUT2 1.8V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
1.8V ± 3%
VOUT2 2.85V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
2.85V ± 3%
VOUT2 3.3V
VIN = 1.5V, IOUT = 100mA
3.3V ± 3%
Output Ripple Voltage (burst mode)
VIN = 1.2V, VOUT = 3.3V IOUT = 10mA
45mV p-p
Output Ripple Voltage (fixed frequency)
VIN = 1.2V, VOUT = 3.3V IOUT = 100mA
15mV p-p
Efficiency
VIN = 1.2V, VOUT = 1.8V IOUT = 10mA
84%
Efficiency
VIN = 1.8V, VOUT = 3.3V IOUT = 100mA
88%
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connections and Ammeter will result in the input
voltage at the input terminals dropping below the
minimum voltage required for operation.
The boost converters can be evaluated using the
setup shown in Figure 1. Set jumper JP1 to the
PARALLEL position and JP2 and JP3 to ON. Select
the desired output voltages using jumpers JP4 and
JP5. (With no jumpers installed, the output voltage
is set for the maximum). Connect voltmeters and
ammeters as shown on the test setup. Connect a
power supply to the VIN and GND terminals and suitable load resistors between VOUT and GND.
Additional pc board pads are provided for optional
input bypass capacitors (C1, C3). These may be
necessary when using long wires between the
power supply and circuit board, or for adding tantalum capacitors to minimize input voltage transients
that may occur when the input is hot-switched.
Also, pads on the board backside are provided for
adding small Schottky diodes, which can increase
efficiency slightly under some conditions. But adding a diode defeats the output disconnect and short
circuit protection features.
With a light load (1k resistor) at one of the outputs,
begin increasing the input power supply voltage. At
approximately 800mV, the output will rise to the
selected regulated voltage. Increase the input voltage to approximately 1.5V and increase the load
current.
When verifying output ripple use the scope probe
connection as shown in figure 2.
Note the excellent load regulation when going from
a light load current to a heavier load, but it is important to monitor the input voltage directly at the input terminals of the circuit board. At very low input
voltages, voltage drops in the power supply wire,
In Burst mode with light load current, the output
ripple voltage is higher than in non-burst mode.
See the LTC3535 Data Sheet for additional data.
VOUT2
ON/OFF
Select
VOUT2
Voltage
VOUT2 ON OFF
Input +
Power
Supply -
A
Resistive
Loads
A
V
V
Seperate or
Parallel Inputs
V
Converter 1 Input
A
VOUT1 ON OFF
Select
VOUT1
Voltage
VOUT1
ON/OFF
Package marking LDWV
Figure 1. Demonstration Circuit Test Setup
VOUT
GND
Figure 2. Scope Probe Placement for Measuring Output Ripple Voltage.
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