8A Dual-Phase Switched-Capacitor Converter

Industry's Highest-Efficiency, lowest IQ Inductorless DC-DC Converter for 2S Li+ Batteries in a Tiny 7mm2 WLP Package

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The MAX77932C is a standalone, dual-phase switched-capacitor converter with integrated power switches that delivers 8A output current and divides the input voltage by two. The IC is suitable for applications that utilize 2S Li+ batteries while powering circuitry that operates at 1S-equivalent voltage. It is also suitable for applications migrating from 1S to 2S battery configurations. The IC simplifies this migration by converting the 2S battery voltage to 1S-equivalent output and allows designers to preserve the existing downstream 1S power architecture.

The inductorless switched-capacitor converter topology of the IC shrinks the overall footprint and reduces the maximum height of the circuit. Its high switching frequency, up to 1.5MHz, reduces the size and number of capacitors required, further minimizing the solution footprint. The IC ensures safe operation with integrated overvoltage, undervoltage, overcurrent, and thermal protection, and also minimizes EMI with built-in frequency dithering. In addition to the small solution size, lower EMI, and protection features, the ICs class-leading peak efficiency of 98.5% simplifies thermal design and makes it ideal for consumer, medical, and industrial applications.

The IC features an I2C compatible, 2-wire serial interface consisting of a bidirectional serial data line (SDA) and a serial clock line (SCL). The IC supports SCL clock rates up to 3.4MHz. The converter parameters such as OCP, OVLO or UVLO thresholds, switching frequency, soft-start current, and duration are easily adjustable through the I2C interface. The IC consumes a low quiescent current of 30μA when operating and 4μA in shutdown. The IC is available in a tiny, lead-free 0.4mm pitch, 2.4mm x 2.8mm 42-pin wafer-level package (WLP).
MAX77932C: Simplified Block Diagram MAX77932C: Simplified Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • ​8A Switched Capacitor Converter
  • 2S to 1S Battery Voltage Conversion (VOUT = VIN/2)
  • Integrated Power Switches
  • Low IQ: 30μA Operating, 4μA Shutdown
  • Soft-Start with Programmable Current and Timeout
  • Programmable Input Overvoltage Lockout
  • Programmable Output Overvoltage Lockout
  • Programmable Overcurrent Protection
  • Programmable Switching Frequency 0.25MHz to 1.5MHz
  • Thermal Alarm and Protection
  • Chip Enable Input
  • Power Good Indicator Output
  • Frequency Dithering
  • I2C Interface with Interrupt


  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Ultrabook Computers
  • Chromebooks
  • DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
  • Power Banks
  • 2S Li+ Battery Applications
  • Smartphone Direct Charging
  • Portable Printers
  • Portable Gaming Devices
  • Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) Devices
  • Two-Way Radios

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Part NumberTopologyVIN
Unadj. VOUT
Oper. Temp.
minmaxmaxtypSee Notes
MAX77932C NEW!
4.1110.03VIN/28-40 to +85
$1.38 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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8A Dual-Phase Switched-Capacitor Converter

  • ​8A Switched Capacitor Converter
  • 2S to 1S Battery Voltage Conversion (VOUT = VIN/2)
  • Integrated Power Switches