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Dual, High-Efficiency, Step-Down Controller with High Impedance in Shutdown

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Key Features

  • Ultra-High Efficiency
  • Accurate Current-Limit Option
  • Quick-PWM™ with 100ns Load-Step Response
  • 1% VOUT Accuracy over Line and Load
  • High Output Impedance in Shutdown
  • Dual Mode™ Fixed 1.8V/1.5V/Adj or 2.5V/Adj Outputs
  • Adjustable 1V to 5.5V Output Range
  • 2V to 28V Battery Input Range
  • 200kHz/300kHz/420kHz/540kHz Nominal Switching Frequency
  • Adjustable Overvoltage Protection
  • 1.7ms Digital Soft-Start
  • Drives Large Synchronous-Rectifier FETs
  • Power-Good Window Comparator
  • 2V ±1% Reference Output
  • Applications/Uses

    • 1.8V and 2.5V I/O Supplies
    • Chipset/RAM Supplies as Low as 1V
    • CPU Core Supplies
    • Notebook Computers

    Description

    The MAX8743 is a dual pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller configured for step-down (buck) topologies that provides the high efficiency, excellent transient response, and high DC output accuracy necessary for stepping down high-voltage batteries to generate lowvoltage chipset and RAM power supplies in notebook computers. The CS_ inputs can be used with low-side sense resistors to provide accurate current limits or can be connected to LX_, using low-side MOSFETs as current- sense elements. High output impedance in shutdown eliminates negative output voltages, saving the cost of a Schottky diode at the output.

    The on-demand PWM controllers are free running, constant on-time with input feed-forward. This configuration provides ultra-fast transient response, wide input-output differential range, low supply current, and tight load-regulation characteristics. The MAX8743 is simple and easy to compensate.

    Single-stage buck conversion allows the MAX8743 to directly step down high-voltage batteries for the highest possible efficiency. Alternatively, two-stage conversion (stepping down the 5V system supply instead of the battery at a higher switching frequency) allows the minimum possible physical size.

    The MAX8743 is intended for generating chipset, DRAM, CPU I/O, or other low-voltage supplies down to 1V. The MAX8743 is available in 28-pin QSOP and 36-pin thin QFN packages.

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