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The MAX756/MAX757 are CMOS step-up DC-DC switching regulators for small, low input voltage or battery-powered systems. The MAX756 accepts a positive input voltage down to 0.7V and converts it to a higher pin-selectable output voltage of 3.3V or 5V. The MAX757 is an adjustable version that accepts an input voltage down to 0.7V and generates a higher adjustable output voltage in the range from 2.7V to 5.5V. Typical full-load efficiencies for the MAX756/MAX757 are greater than 87%.
The MAX756/MAX757 provide three improvements over previous devices. Physical size is reduced-the high switching frequencies (up to 0.5MHz) made possible by MOSFET power transistors allow for tiny (< 5mm diameter) surface-mount magnetics. Efficiency is improved to 87% (10% better than with low-voltage regulators fabricated in bipolar technology). Supply current is reduced to 60µA by CMOS construction and a unique constant-off-time pulse-frequency modulation control scheme.