USB Battery Charger Detectors

Smallest Complete Port Detection Devices to Support USB and Apple Chargers

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The MAX14578E/MAX14578AE are USB charger detectors compliant with USB Battery Charging Revision 1.1. The USB charger-detection circuitry detects USB standard downstream ports (SDPs), USB charging downstream ports (CDPs), or dedicated charger ports (DCPs), and controls an external lithium-ion (Li+) battery charger.

The devices implement USB Battery Charging Revision 1.1-compliant detection logic including data contact detection, D+/D- short detection, and charging downstream port identification. The MAX14578AE features an enable (active-low EN) input and an LDO output.

In addition, the internal USB switch is compliant to Hi-Speed USB, full-speed USB, and low-speed USB signals. The devices feature low on-resistance, low on-resistance flatness, and very low capacitance. The devices also feature high-ESD protection up to ±15kV Human Body Model on the CD+ and CD- pins.

In addition, the MAX14578E/MAX14578AE feature Apple and Sony charger detection that allows identification of resistor-divider networks on D+/D-.

The MAX14578E/MAX14578AE are available in 12-bump, 0.4mm pitch, 1.3mm x 1.68mm WLP and 16-pin TQFN packages and operate over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.
MAX14578AE, MAX14578E: Functional Diagram/Typical Application Circuit MAX14578AE, MAX14578E: Functional Diagram/Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Compliant to USB Battery Charging Revision 1.1
  • Data Contact Detection for Foolproof Connector Insertion Detection
  • Charging Downstream Detection
  • Apple/Sony Charger Detection
  • Dedicated Charger Detection
  • China YD/T1591-Compliant Charger Detection
  • Internal Switches Isolate the USB Transceiver During the Charger Detection Process
  • VBUS Connection Capable of 28V
  • Device Status Change Interrupt
  • Low Supply Current
  • High ESD Protection on CD+ and CD-
    • ±15kV Human Body Model
    • ±8kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge


  • Cell Phones
  • DSC and Camcorder
  • e-Book Readers
  • Media Players
  • MID (Mobile Internet Device)

See parametric specs for USB Charger Detectors (11)

Part NumberProtocolConfig.VSUPPLY (Single)
VSUPPLY (Single)
Dynamic Range (max)
Supported USB Battery Charging SpecificationVBUS Tolerance
ESD ProtectionRON
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MAX14578AE USB2 x SPST2.85.5-1.763.2551.128±8kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge60.0610003604.52
$1.13 @1k
$1.03 @1k

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX14578EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX14578
MAX14578AEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX14578AE

Technical Documents

App Note 5299 Selecting the Right CMOS Analog Switch
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