Guidelines for the MAX77812 User-Selectable Phase Configurations and How to Select Them

Abstract: The MAX77812 is a quad-phase, high-current, step-down (buck) converter for high-end gaming consoles, VR/AR headsets, DSLR cameras, drones, network switches and routers, optical modules, and FPGA systems that use multi-core processors. The MAX77812’s flexible architecture enables five user-selectable phase configurations such as 4, 3+1, 2+2, 2+1+1 and 1+1+1+1. This feature allows faster design/qualification cycles and easier inventory controls.