3.3V Input to Regulated 5V Output Charge Pumps

Only 1µF Capacitor per 100mA Output

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The MAX682/MAX683/MAX684 charge-pump regulators generate 5V from a 2.7V to 5.5V input. They are specifically designed to serve as high-efficiency auxiliary supplies in applications that demand a compact design. The MAX682, MAX683, and MAX684 deliver 250mA, 100mA, and 50mA output current, respectively.

These complete 5V regulators require only one resistor and three external capacitors—no inductors are needed. High switching frequencies (externally adjustable up to 2MHz) and a unique regulation scheme allow the use of capacitors as small as 1µF per 100mA of output current. The MAX683/MAX684 are offered in a space-saving 8-pin µMAX package that is only 1.1mm high, while the MAX682 is available in an 8-pin SO.
MAX682, MAX683, MAX684: Typical Operating Circuit MAX682, MAX683, MAX684: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ultra-Small: 1µF Capacitors per 100mA of Output Current
  • No Inductors Required
  • 1.1mm Height in µMAX Package (MAX683/MAX684)
  • Up to 250mA Output Current (MAX682)
  • Regulated ±4% Output Voltage
  • 50kHz to 2MHz Adjustable Switching Frequency
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Input Voltage
  • 100µA Quiescent Current in Pulse-Skipping Mode
  • 0.1µA Shutdown Current


  • 3.3V to 5V Local Conversion Applications
  • 3V to 5V GSM SIMM Cards
  • Backup Battery Boost Converters
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Flash Memory Supplies
  • Miniature Equipment
  • PCMCIA Cards

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.
Product Reliability Reports: MAX682.pdf 
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