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Low-Voltage, Dual Hot-Swap Controllers with Independent On/Off Control

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Data Sheet Dec 21, 2004

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Key Features

  • Safe Hot Swap for +1V to +13.2V Power Supplies with VIN1 or VIN2 > 2.7V
  • Independent On/Off Control for Each Channel
  • Internal Charge Pumps Generate N-Channel MOSFET Gate Drives
  • Inrush Current Regulated at Startup
  • Circuit Breaker Function
  • Adjustable Circuit Breaker/Current-Limit Threshold from 25mV to 100mV
  • VariableSpeed/BiLevel Circuit Breaker Response
  • Autoretry or Latched Fault Management
  • Status Outputs Indicate Fault/Safe Condition
  • Output Undervoltage and Overvoltage Monitoring or Protection

Applications/Uses

  • Base-Station Line Cards
  • Bays (Docking Stations)
  • Hot Plug-In Daughter Cards
  • Network Hubs, Switches, Routers
  • Portable Computer Device
  • Power-Supply Sequencing
  • RAID
  • Solid-State Circuit Breakers

Description

The MAX5918 and MAX5919 are +1V to +13.2V dual hot-swap controllers with independent on/off control for complete protection of dual-supply systems. They allow the safe insertion and removal of circuit cards into live backplanes. The MAX5918 and MAX5919 operate down to 1V provided one of the inputs is above 2.7V.

The discharged filter capacitors of the circuit card provide low impedance to the live backplane. High inrush currents from the backplane to the circuit card can burn up connectors and components, or momentarily collapse the backplane power supply leading to a system reset. The MAX5918 and MAX5919 hot-swap controllers prevent such problems by gradually ramping up the output voltage and regulating the current to a preset limit when the board is plugged in, allowing the system to stabilize safely. After the startup cycle is completed, two on-chip comparators provide VariableSpeed/BiLevel™ protection against short-circuit and overcurrent faults, as well as immunity against system noise and load transients. In the event of a fault condition, the load is disconnected. The MAX5918L and MAX5919L must be unlatched after a fault and the MAX5918A and MAX5919A automatically restart after a fault.

The MAX5918 and MAX5919 integrate an on-board charge pump to drive the gates of low-cost, external N-channel MOSFETs. The devices offer integrated features like startup current regulation and current glitch protection to eliminate external timing resistors and capacitors. These devices provide open-drain status outputs, an adjustable startup timer and adjustable current limits. The MAX5918 provides output undervoltage/ overvoltage protection for each channel, while the MAX5919 provides undervoltage/overvoltage monitoring for each channel.

The MAX5918 and MAX5919 are available in a space-saving 16-pin QSOP package and are specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Dec 21, 2004

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