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The LTC3240-3.3/LTC3240-2.5 are step-up/step-down charge pump DC/DC converters that produce a fixed regulated output voltage of 3.3V or 2.5V over a wide input voltage range (1.8V to 5.5V). With input voltages greater than the regulated output voltage the LTC3240 operates as a low dropout regulator. Once the input voltage drops within 100mV of the regulated output voltage the part automatically switches to step-up mode. In step-up mode the LTC3240 operates as a constant frequency (1.2MHz) doubling charge pump. The LTC3240-3.3/LTC3240-2.5 feature low no load operating current (65µA typical) and ultralow operating current in shutdown (<1µA). Built-in soft-start circuitry prevents excessive inrush current during start-up. Thermal shutdown and current-limit circuitry allow the parts to survive a continuous short-circuit from VOUT to GND. The LTC3240-3.3/LTC3240-2.5 require only three tiny external ceramic capacitors for an ultrasmall application footprint. The LTC3240-3.3/LTC3240-2.5 are available in a 6-pin (2mm × 2mm) DFN package.