LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide

Ver. 1.1 May 2010

Design Tool Development Team Power Products, Linear Technology Corp.

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LTpowerCADTM D i LT CAD Design Tooll T
A Powerful Switching Regulator Design Tool for Selected LTC’s Monolithic and Module DC/DC Regulators.
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Step-by-Step Switching Regulator Design Friendly Graphical User Interface Simple LTC Product Selection Guide Power Component Design Wizard with Efficiency Estimation Control Feedback Loop Optimization with Accurate Bench Verified Small Signal Model Interface with LTspiceTM Simulation Built-in Layout Examples Built-in C B ilt i Component Libraries t Lib i Supports more than 150 Linear Tech Monolithic and Module Regulators Free D F Download at http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/ l d t htt // li /d i t l / ft /
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LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide

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LTpowerCADTM D i LT CAD Design Tooll T
Step-by-Step Power Supply Design

VIN

C IN selection:
Irms_max=
MFR Part # C Ripple RMS # of Caps 150 µF 10 A 1 2.33 A

L selection:
Suggested L MFR Part # 0.58 µH

Export to LTspice

View Layout Example
Voltage Divider Network Tuning
Vout R2 C2

CIN

# of parallel parts

1

Check if they are phase interleaved

L DCR ipp Max ipk

0.6 µH 3.5 mΩ 38.69 % 6.09 A

Actual R1= Actual R2= Actual Vo set by R1 and R2= Calculated C1=
C1

Magnitude(dB)

Click on the inductor or capcitor symbols to link to the library.
V fb R1

-2 -4 -6 -8 -10 1.0E+02 1.0E+03 1.0E+04

0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

15 kΩ 1.500 V #NAME? #NAME? pF pF

Vo V opp ±Vopp/Vo

1.500 V @ 5A 17.97 mV pp

LTC3608
Frequency resistor selection:
Suggested Ron ( ) gg (1%)
Actual Ron Actual fs at V in_nom Off time at V in_min On time at V in_max

#NAME?

kΩ

PVIN

SW PGND SGND ITH
CTH

L

±

0.60 %

Calculated C2= C1 C2

Vo

0 00 p 0.00 pF 0.00 pF
Check if ITH pin is tied to INTVCC

Frequency(Hz)
Magnitude

1.0E+05
Phase

1.0E+06

1.0E+07

100 kΩ 1000.00 kHz 783.75 ns 161.29 ns

RON

SVIN ION

Cbulk
Output bulk caps selection:

Ccer
Output ceramic caps selection:
MFR Part #

Compensator Network Tuning

80 60

Voltage Loop Gain

180 150 120 90 60 30 0

Calculated Cth=

995.44 pF 1.45 kΩ 132.63 pF 1000 pF 2.40 kΩ 220 pF 10 V 2A 76.20 kHz 74.28 deg

Actual V v on=

1.50 V

Vo

VON

VFB
R2
Sug.R2(1%) Actual R2
#NAME?

Calculated Cthp=

Magnitude(dB)

ith
Cth

40 20 0 -20 -40 1.00E+02 1.00E+03
Frz_mag Mag

MFR Part # C kΩ ESR ESL # of caps
15 kΩ 10 kΩ 100.00 µF 35.00 mΩ 3.00 nH 1

Cth
10.00 µF 5.00 mΩ 1.20 nH 1

R4
R3
(OPT)

Cthp

Rth Cthp Vin Io Actual voltage loop bandwidth, [fc_actual]= Actual voltage loop phase margin, [Φm_actual]=

C ESR ESL # of caps

Rth

CTHP

1.00E+04

1.00E+05
Phase

1.00E+06
fc

1.00E+07
fsw/2

RTH R1

Frequency(Hz)
Frz_phase

Actual R1

1% res Resolution sel.

DC voltage and temperature degradation of capacitors are not considered, please enter actual capacitances.

Please contact your local LTC sales office for technical supports.

Phase (degree)

Calculated Rth=

Phase (degree)

Maximum phase boost of divider network= Expected phase boost of divider network at fc=

deg #NAME? 10.00 deg 10 kΩ

0

Vout-to-Vfb

1

Input specs

Part Selection

Schematic/ Component Design

Loop Compensation

LTspiceTM Simulation

LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide

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4 LTpowerCADTM Design Tool p g Software Installation LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

Some Windows XP based PC may need additional installation of the .microsoft. 2003.5 or Higher Note: Windows Vista or Windows 7 based PC has .NET Framework integrated. All rights reserved .NET Framework 3. LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. 2007 or 2010 Microsoft . Please refer to the appendix slides for details details.NET Framework. which can be free downloaded at www.com.5 Requirement R i t The following system and software is required before installing LTpowerCADTM Design Tool    Personal Computer with Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later OS Microsoft Office Excel 2000.

6 Download LT D l d LTpowerCADTM D i CAD Design Tooll T 1.linear. Click “Design Support” Hyperlink LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.com” li ” Click “Design Support” Or Click Here to Download LTpowerCAD Design Tool Or Click Here to Download LTpowerCAD Design Tool 2. G T Linear Tech W b i “ 1 Go To Li T h Website “www. All rights reserved .

Cli k “D 3 Click “Download LTpowerCAD” H l d LT CAD” Hyperlink to S li k Start D Downloading l di LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Click to Start Downloading LTpowerCAD Design Tool LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.7 Download LT D l d LTpowerCADTM D i CAD Design Tooll (2) T 3. All rights reserved .

exe” to Start LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Setup Wizard 2. Read the License Agreement.8 Install LTpowerCADTM D i I t ll LT CAD Design Tooll T 1. Double Click “Setup. Click “Next” Button 3. S l t th f ld to install LTpowerCADTM D i Tool and Click “Next” B tt 4 Select the folder t i t ll LT CAD Design T l d Cli k “N t” Button Select Install Folder Select “I Agree” Click “Next” Click “Next” Click “Next” LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. Select “I Agree” and Click “Next” Button 4. All rights reserved .

Click “Close” Button to Finish Installation “LTpowerCAD” shortcut Click “Next” Click “Close” 7.9 Install LTpowerCADTM D i I t ll LT CAD Design Tooll (2) T 5. Setup will automatic generate “LTpowerCAD” shortcut at Desktop and Start Menu LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved . Click “Next” Button 6.

All rights reserved .10 Getting Started With g LTpowerCADTM Design Tool LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

All rights reserved .11 Main Menu M i M LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

12 Functions F ti Start a New Design Project from Part Search Engine Open an Existing Design Project Help Documents LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Sync Release Function for New Models and Updates Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved LTC Sales Contacts .

97 mVpp LTC3608 Frequency resistor selection: Suggested Ron (1%) Actual Ron Actual fs at Vin_nom Off time at Vin_min On time at Vin_max #NAME? kΩ 100 kΩ 1000.00E+06 fc 1. All rights reserved Phase (degree) Calculated Rth= Phase (deg gree) Maximum phase boost of divider network= Expected phase boost of divider network at fc= deg #NAME? 10.00 nH 1 C ESR ESL # of caps 10.8 0.28 deg 1.00 mΩ 1.00 F 100 00 µF 35.44 pF 1.29 ns PVIN SW PGND SGND ITH CTH L ± 0.2 0 Actual R2= Actual Vo set by R1 and R2= Calculated C1= #NAME? #NAME? 15 kΩ 1.50 V Vo VON VFB R2 Sug.00 deg 10 kΩ 0 Vout-to-Vfb 1 .00E+07 fsw/2 Frequency(Hz) Frz_phase Interface with LTSpice Transient Response Estimation E ti ti Load Transient Approximation (Second Order Approximation.5 mΩ 38. [fc_actual]= Actual voltage loop phase margin.6 µH 3. Please contact your local LTC sales office for technical supports.0E+02 1.0E+03 1.00 pF 0. Duty cycle and error amplifier saturation.500 V pF pF C1 Calculated C2= C1 C2 0.60 % Vo RON SVIN ION Cbulk Output bulk caps selection: MFR Ccer Output ceramic caps selection: MFR Part # Actual Vv on= 1.00 F 10 00 µF 5. please enter actual capacitances.0E+05 Phase 1.R2(1%) Actual R2 #NAME? kΩ R4 R3 (OPT) Part # C ESR ESL # of caps 15 kΩ 10 kΩ 100. 0. subharmonic and switching delay not included.00 mΩ 3.63 pF 1000 pF 2.00 A 10.00E+03 Frz_mag Mag Voltage Loop Gain 180 150 120 90 60 30 0 Calculated Cth= 995.69 % 6.6 0.13 Design Procedure D i P d Main Menu Enter Supply Specifications Design Spreadsheet VIN C IN selection: Irms_max= MFR Part # 2.40 kΩ 220 pF 10 V Magnitude(dB) Design C t l D i Control Compensation Loop R2 Vfb R1 Actual A t l R1= C2 Magnitude(d dB) Vout -2 -4 -6 -8 -10 1.00E+04 1.500 V @ 5A 17.2.00 kHz 783.0E+04 0.20 nH 1 CTHP RTH R1 Actual R1 DC voltage and temperature degradation of capacitors are not considered.33 A L selection: Suggested L MFR Part # 150 µF 10 A 1 0.75 ns 161. valid only with a stable system.0 Regulator di/dt I_step 0 2 4 6 Time(usec) 26 8 10 12 14 1 16 18 Time Scale LTSpiceTM Simulation Layout Guide LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.00 pF Check if ITH pin is tied to INTVCC Frequency(Hz) Magnitude 1.00 A/µsec Vo(mV) 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 -10 -2 2 Freeze current design Unfreeze Average Vout Overshoot/Undershoot Approximation during Load Transients 0. Search & Select an LTC Part P t Voltage Divider Network Tuning Calculated Cthp= 132.4 0.) Load step= Load step di/dt= 2.00E+02 1.0E+07 Compensator Network Tuning 80 60 40 20 0 -20 -40 1. 1% res Resolution sel. [Φm_actual]= 2A 76.20 kHz 74.00E+05 Phase 1.09 A Design Power Stage Components C Ripple RMS # of Caps CIN # of parallel parts 1 Check if they are phase interleaved Check are phase interleaved L DCR ipp Max ipk Vo Vopp ±Vopp/Vo 1.58 µH Export to LTspice View Layout Example Click on the inductor or capcitor symbols to link to the library. 79.0E+06 1.45 kΩ ith Cth Cth Rth Cthp Rth Cthp V in Io Actual voltage loop bandwidth.

14 Start N St t a New Design D i 1. Double Click “LTpowerCAD” Shortcut on Windows Desktop or Start Menu to Start LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Click to Start a New Design 2. Click “Start New Design” Button LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

All rights reserved .15 Enter S E t Supply Specification and S l S ifi ti d Search LTC P t h Part 3. Enter Design Specifications Enter Design Specifications Select Design Features Start to Search Suitable LTC Part Display All Supported Parts 4. 4 Click “Search” Button for the LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Built in Part Search Search Built-in Engine to Search for Suitable LTC Parts If N Necessary. Cli k “All P t ” Button t Di l All S Click Parts” B tt to Display Supported LTC Parts t d P t LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

16 Select S l t LTC part --. Enter the LTC Partial Part Number to Refine and Narrow the Search Results Enter Partial Part Number to Refine the Search Results LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .If you already know the part# t l d k th t# 5.

com or Call Your Local Sa es Representative for More Information ease s t ea co o Ca ou oca Sales ep ese tat e o o e o at o LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. Please Visit www.17 Search LTC Part --.W b S S h P t Web Search (Optional) h (O ti l) If the LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Couldn’t Find the Part According to the Specification 1. the LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Only Supports Limited Monolithic and uModule Parts. Please Contact Your Local Sales Representative Go To LTC Web NOTE: Currently. Please Double Check Your Circuit Specifications LTC Web Search Engine 2.linear. Click “LTC Web Search” Button or “Go To LTC Web” Button to Search Among More Parts From Linear Technology Website 3. All rights reserved .

Click “Web Link” Button to Open the Linear Tech Website for the Selected Part LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.18 Start Design St t D i 6. Click “Start Design” Button to Save and Start a New Design Start Design Go To LTC Website 7. All rights reserved .

User will be automatically directed to a Microsoft Excel Based Design Spreadsheet for the selected LTC Part LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.19 Save D i S Design File Fil 7. All rights reserved . 7 Before Starting a New Design Select a Folder and Click “Save” Button to Save Design. Save the New Design File Click “Save” Button 8.

20 Enable Macros t Use the Design Spreadsheet E bl M to U th D i S dh t User Needs to Enable Macros F t U N d t E bl M Feature i Mi in Microsoft E l 2003 and 2007 ft Excel d Microsoft Excel 2007 Security Warning Microsoft Excel 2003 Enable this content Enable Macros  Click “Option…” Button  Select “Enable this content” LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide  Click “Enable Macros” Button Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

21 Design S D i Spreadsheet dh t Control Loop Design Section Converter Spec. Section Power Component Design Section Load Transient Estimation Section Values in Yellow Boxes are Recommended by the Design Tool Values in Light Blue Boxes are Selected or Entered by the User Values in Red Fonts are Showing Warning Messages LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

All rights reserved .22 Design and Optimize P D i d O ti i Power Components C t Power Component Design is Guided with a Schematic Based Interface Peak Inductor Current Cin RMS Current Output Ripple Vo Trim Resistor Value Click the Inductor or Capacitor Symbols to Link to the Build-in Component Library Build in LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

23 Control Loop Compensation Design Design Control Loop By Simply Adjusting the Sliding Bar Sliding Bar Loop Bandwidth Gain Margin Loop Gain Prediction Output Impedance Prediction LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

com/designtools /software/ltspice.24 Export Design to LTspiceTM Simulator (Optional) All Converter Design Parameters will C t D i P t ill Automatically be Exported to LTspiceTM Sim lato for Simulation Simulator fo Sim lation Free Download of LTspiceTM at http://www.linear. All rights reserved .jsp LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

All rights reserved .25 View L Vi Layout E t Example l LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

26 Summary of Design S fD i Click “S Cli k “Summary” Sheet to Review the Design Summary ” Sh t t R i th D i S Power Component Summary Stress Analysis LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

Select the Design File and Click “Open” Button Open LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. 1 Click “Open Existing Design” Button on the Main Menu Open Design Open an Existing Design O E i ti D i 2.27 Open an E i ti O Existing D i Design 1. All rights reserved .

All rights reserved .28 LTpowerCADTM Design Tool p g Support LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

29 Help D H l Document t Click “Help” Button on the Main Menu p Help A Separate PDF Help File is also Available on Linear Tech Website for Review LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. All rights reserved .

Please use the “Administration” account to run the LTpowerCAD™ Design Tool before using Administration LTpowerCAD the “Sync Release” function LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.30 Sync R l S Release Click “Sync Release” Button on the Main Menu Sync Release NOTE: The computer needs to have an internet connection before using the “Sync Release” function. All rights reserved .

LTC3407. LTM4609 LTM4614. LTM4602. LTC3412A.8. LTC3410-1.375.65. LTC3406B. LTC3405A. LTC3568. LTM4600HV. LTC3404. LTC3407-3. LTC3406-1. LTC3603 LTC3605. LTC3412. LTC3407-2.LTC3415. LTM4603HV. LTC3406-1. Please Visit www. 12A) Buck-Boost μModule (up to 36Vin. LTC3405A-1. All rights reserved .875.5. LTC3405. LTM4616.5V). low current (<1A). the LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Only Support Limited Monolithic and uModule Parts. low current (<5A). LTC3406-1. LTC3410. LTM4603-1. LTM4603. LTC3549 LTC3411. LTC3419.31 Supported LTC Parts Li t with D i S t d P t List ith Design T l Models Tool M d l Product F il P d t Family Description D i ti Parts P t supported b LT t d by LTpowerCADTM d i t l CAD design tool LTC3403.com or Call Your Local Sa es Representative for More Information ease s t ea co o Ca ou oca Sales ep ese tat e o o e o at o LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology. LTM4601-1.2. LTC3608 LTC3609 LTC3610 LTC3605 LTC3608.8. LTC3417. LTC3416. LTC3418. LTC3611 LTM4600.5. LTC3410-1. LTC3610. LTC3410-1. monolithic Buck High Vin (<32V). LTM4604. LTC3609. monolithic Buck regulators LTC3411 family LTC3602 family LTC3610 f il family LTM46xx family LTM46xx family LTM46xx family Low Vin (<5. LTM4601. LTM4602HV. high current (>=5A). LTM4606. LTC3417A LTC3418 LTC3561 LTC3568 LTC3417A-2 LTC3417 LTC3417A.5V). LTC3414. monolithic Buck Middle Vin (<15V). LTC34074.2. LTC3410B. LTM4601HV. LTC3413. LTC3405A-1. LTC3409. LTC3417A 2 LTC3602. LTM4607. 5A) Dual outputs μModules Buck regulators NOTE: Currently. (> 5A). LTM4612 LTM4606 LTM4612. LTC3561. LTM4608. LTM4616 LTM4605. LTC3547. LTC3406. LTM4619 LTC3403 family y Low Vin (<5. LTC3406B-2. high current (>1A). LTM4615. LTC3405A1.linear. monolithic Buck Single output μModule Buck regulators (up to 36Vin.

32 Technical Support T h i lS t Please Contact Us at LTpowerCAD@linear. All rights reserved .com for p Any Questions and Suggestions Regarding the LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Thank You For Using Linear Technology LTpowerCADTM Design Tool LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.

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NET Framework” Click “.NET F ft NET Framework k 1. All rights reserved .NET Framework 3. 1 Go To Microsoft Website “www microsoft com” www.microsoft.com Click “. Click “All Products” and “.5 SP1” LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.NET Framework” 2.34 Download Mi D l d Microsoft .NET Framework Hyperlink All Products .

5 LTpowerCADTM Design Tool Quick Start Guide Copyright © 2010 Linear Technology.NET Framework (2) 3.35 Download Microsoft . Cli k “D 4 Click “Download” Button to Start Downloading . All rights reserved .NET Framework 3. 3 Click “Install it now” Button Install now Click “I t ll Cli k “Install it now” ” 4.NET F l d” B S D l di NET Framework 3 5 k 3.5 Click to Start Downloading .