Consumer IoT

From mobile devices like smartphones to wearables such as fitness trackers and everyday gadgets like toys, consumer devices are becoming smarter and more connected. The convergence of low-power multi-core processors, intelligent sensors, high-density memory, advanced power management circuits, and embedded security technologies with internet access has fostered new classes of products that deliver productivity, convenience, and entertainment. 



Sensing solutions are enhancing quality of life by enabling us to track our activity levels and monitor a variety of health parameters. Human body sensors output magnitude signals in the millivolt and microvolt ranges. Our integrated devices for wearable health applications combine sensors with amplification and conversion circuits within a single die or package.

DS7505 High-Precision Digital Thermometer and Thermostat
MAX44009 Lowest Power Ambient Light Sensor with ADC
Optical Sensors


The availability of low-cost, low-power multi-core processors has contributed to the rise of innovative new consumer products. Smartphones, tablets, and similar mobile devices require powerful processing capabilities to deliver everywhere computing. For wearable applications in particular, processing capability is one of the key selection criteria for a microcontroller. A system partitioning strategy can help determine which system functions are best integrated into the microcontroller and which can be handled externally. 

High-Performance Microcontrollers for Wearables 


With many smart, connected consumer products powered by small batteries, such as button or coin cell types, low power consumption and long battery life are in the spotlight. Simple, low-power monitoring circuits effectively assess the health and state-of-charge (SOC) of these batteries—without significantly affecting their SOC. Fuel gauge ICs with built-in security deliver precise measurements of current, voltage, and temperature. Efficient power management ICs (PMICs) provide multiple voltage rails along with battery management capabilities, helping to extend battery life in mobile applications. Safe, efficient battery chargers available in a small solution size support IoT devices that are powered by rechargeable, high energy density Li-ion batteries.

MAX8971 1.55A 1-Cell Li+ DC-DC Charger
MAX17055 7µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ
MAX17048 3µA 1-Cell/2-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge
MAX77650/MAX77651 Low IQ, Always-On PMIC
MAX77950 WPC/PMA Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver


Sensitive personal data collected and transmitted by consumer electronics systems needs to be protected from the security breaches that are becoming all too common. Our embedded security technologies protect against tampering, cloning, counterfeiting, and other malicious attacks. 

DS2465 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
DS2476 DeepCover Secure Coprocessor
DS28E15 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
DS28C36 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
MAXQ1061 DeepCover Cryptographic Controller for Embedded Devices

Featured Products

Mono 3.2W Smallest Class D Amplifier


0.95mA IQ at 3.7V (1.2mA at 5V), offers five selectable gain settings set by a single gain-select input (GAIN) in 1mm x 1mm package.

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Boosted Class-DG Amplifier with Integrated Dynamic Speaker Management and Industry-Leading Efficiency


Easy-to-use Dynamic Speaker Management (DSM) provides louder and deeper audio while increasing micro speaker sound clarity.

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Tiny, Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play Class D Amplifier with Class AB Performance


Easy-to-use, low-cost, digital PCM input amplifier provides industry-leading Class AB audio performance with Class D efficiency.

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Boosted Class D Amplifier with Automatic Level Control


Operates at 2MHz and delivers constant 2.2W output power without collapsing battery.

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WPC/PMA Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver


Power receiver IC provides precision output current and voltage-sensing scheme over entire load range.

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Secure Authenticator with SHA-256 Coprocessor


Secure authenticator features 1-Wire master with SHA-256 and memory functionality.

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Secure Authenticator with 1-Wire SHA-256 and 512-Bit User EEPROM


Secure authenticator features factory-programmed, unique 64-bit ROM identification number.

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Secure Authenticator with Elliptic-Curve Public-Key Authentication


Secure authenticator features true random number generator, secured EEPROM, and ROM ID

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Ultra-Low-Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO


PMIC features SIMO buck-boost regulator and a 150mA LDO.

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Secure Coprocessor with Elliptic-Curve Public-Key Authentication


Secure ECDSA and HMAC SHA-256 coprocessor companion to the DS28C36.

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Dual Input, Power Path, 3A Switching Mode Charger


High-performance companion PMIC with ModelGaugeTM m5 fuel gauge technology.

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Learn more about our Consumer Solutions, including relevant applications, featured products, and technical resources.

Introduction to the MAX14748 USB Type-C Charger
4:07 min
August 2017

Introduction to the NPI-MAX77860 USB Type-C 3A Switch Mode Buck Charger
5:40 min
February 2019

Introduction to the MAX77813 2A High Efficiency Buck-Boost Converter
6:08 min
January 2019

Introduction to the MAX77680 and MAX77681 3-Output SIMO Buck-Boost Regulator with Power Sequencer and 3μA IQ
3:52 min
August 2018

Introduction to the MAX17853 14-Channel, High-Voltage Smart Sensor Data-Acquisition Interface
8:24 min
February 2019

Introduction to the MAX20345 PMIC with Ultra Low Iq Voltage Regulators, OHR Driver and Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
8:50 min
November 2018

Introduction to the MAX17302 MAX17312 1-Cell ModelGauge m5 EZ Fuel Gauge with Protector and SHA-256 Authentication
9:47 min
July 2019

Introduction to the MAX17262 5.2µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Internal Current Sensing
7:42 min
August 2018

Introduction to the MAX77827 5.5V 1.5A Ultra Low IQ High Efficiency Buck-Boost Converter
8:15 min
May 2019

Introduction to the MAX17823H 12-Channel, High-Voltage Sensor with Integrated 650mA Cell Balancing and Differential UART for Daisy-Chain Communication
8:00 min
February 2019

Fast, Accurate Battery Management System for Safer EVs Using the MAX17843
2:41 min
January 2018

ModelGauge Fuel Gauges
3:24 min
January 2013

Eliminate Battery Characterization with the MAX17263 Fuel Gauge and ModelGauge m5 EZ
10:21 min
March 2019

Introduction to the MAX17301 and MAX17311: 1-Cell ModelGauge m5 EZ Fuel Gauge with 2-Level Protector and SHA-256 Authentication
10:50 min
August 2019

Faster Battery Fuel Gauging Using the MAX17260 Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge M5 EZ
6:37 min
March 2019

Fundamentals of Battery Fuel Gauges
27:37 min
August 2018

Introduction to the MAX14745 and MAX20335 PMICs with Ultra Low IQ Voltage Regulators and Battery Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
9:32 min
August 2018

Introduction to the MAX16972 and MAX16972A 3A Automotive Hi-Speed USB Protectors with Apple iPhone/iPad and USB 2.0 Charge Detection
9:28 min
December 2018

Introduction to the MAX17303 MAX17313 1-Cell ModelGauge m5 EZ Fuel Gauge with Protector
8:21 min
March 2019

Highly Accurate Battery Fuel Gauging Using the MAX17261 Fuel Gauge and ModelGauge M5 EZ
7:22 min
March 2019

Introduction to the MAX17260 5.1µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Optional High-Side Current Sensing
11:00 min
June 2018

Wearable Galvanic Skin Response System
2:49 min
April 2016

Increase Battery Life and Efficiency with PMICs at Less Than Half the Size
3:35 min
June 2017

Plug-and-Play Battery Fuel Gauging with the MAX17262 and ModelGauge m5 EZ
5:21 min
March 2019

Introduction to the MAX77654 Ultra-Low Power PMIC Featuring Single-Inductor, 3-Output Buck-Boost, 2-LDOs, Power Path Charger for Small Li+, and Ship Mode
5:36 min
October 2019

How to Update the Firmware on the MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0
1:57 min
August 2019

Body Temperature Measurement: Send and Receive With Wearable NFC
2:00 min
November 2014

Introduction to the MAX16142 nanoPower, Tiny Supervisor with Manual Reset Input
3:38 min
February 2019

Introduction to the MAX20327 12V Capable, Low-RON, Beyond-the-Rails DPDT Analog Switches
2:36 min
September 2018

Introduction to the MAX20330A Precision HV Capable ID Detector
2:50 min
August 2018

Introduction to the MAX32664 Ultra-Low Power Biometric Sensor Hub
5:35 min
February 2019

Pulse Oximetry Measurement: Wearable Oxygen Monitor for Active Lifestyles
2:06 min
November 2014

Introduction to the MAX20326 Dual Precision Bus Accelerator
2:21 min
October 2018

Wristband Health Monitoring Demo with MAX86141
4:55 min
November 2017

Introducing the MAX-HEALTH-BAND Heart Rate and Activity Monitor
7:58 min
June 2018

Wearable Fitness/Medical and IoT Power Demo - electronica 2018
3:29 min
November 2018

Introduction to the MAX20340 Bidirectional DC Powerline Communication Management IC
3:35 min
January 2019

Introducing the MAX-ECG-MONITOR Wearable ECG and Heart Monitor
5:17 min
June 2018

Introducing the Health Sensor Platform 2.0 (MAXREFDES101)
2:45 min
September 2018

Wellness Watch: A Wearable Wellness Platform Example
2:25 min
November 2014

Make High-Accuracy Biopotential and BioZ Measurements with MAX30001
3:52 min
November 2017

Introduction to the MAX86140 and MAX86141 Optical Pulse Oximeter and Heart-Rate Sensor
12:25 min
September 2017

Introduction to the MAX16152 MAX16153* MAX16154* and MAX16155 nanoPower Supervisor and Watchdog Timer
4:52 min
May 2019

Introduction to the MAX31341B Low-Current, Real-Time Clock with I2C Interface and Power Management
4:13 min
July 2019

Introduction to the MAX16150 Nano-Power Pushbutton ON/OFF Controller and Battery Freshness Seal
4:44 min
February 2019

Fit Two Shirt: A Wearable Wellness Platform Example
2:08 min
November 2014

Introduction to the MAXM86161 Single-Supply Integrated Optical Module for HR and SpO2 Measurement
2:31 min
May 2019

Introduction to the MAX30208 Low-Power, High-Accuracy Digital Temp Sensor
5:56 min
May 2019

In-Ear Heart-Rate Monitor Demo - electronica 2018
1:06 min
November 2018

Heart Rate Monitor Demo
25:30 min
August 2016

How to Set Up the MAXREFDES117 Heart-Rate and Pulse-Oximetry Monitor with an Arduino Board
3:01 min
July 2019

Introduction to the MAX30134 4-Channel Ultra-low Power Electrochemical Sensor AFE
8:25 min
November 2019

MAX-ECG-MONITOR and MAX-HEALTH-BAND Demo – electronica 2018
1:54 min
November 2018

Introduction to the MAX20343 Ultra Low Quiescent Current, Low Noise 3.5W Buck-Boost Regulator
7:54 min
October 2019

Introduction to the MAX86171 Best-in-Class Optical Pulse Oximeter and Heart-Rate Sensor AFE for Wearable Health
12:05 min
January 2020