TFT-LCD Power-Supply Controllers

TFT-LCD Power-Supply Controllers Provide Complete Power-Supply Solutions for Active-Matrix Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Liquid-Crystal Displays (LCDs)

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The MAX1513/MAX1514 provide complete power-supply solutions for active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Both devices include a high-performance step-up regulator controller, three linear- regulator controllers, and an adjustable delay block for startup sequencing. The MAX1513 includes an additional linear-regulator controller and a high-performance buffer amplifier. The MAX1513/MAX1514 can operate from 2.7V to 5.5V input supplies and provide overload protection with timer delay latch on all the regulated outputs.

The step-up regulator controller drives an external N-channel MOSFET to generate the regulated supply voltage for the panel source-driver ICs. Its current-mode control architecture provides fast transient response to pulsed loads. The high switching frequency (up to 1.5MHz) allows the use of ultra-small inductors and ceramic capacitors while achieving efficiencies over 85% using lossless current sensing. The internal soft-start limits the input surge current during startup.

The gate-on and gate-off linear-regulator controllers of the MAX1513/MAX1514 provide regulated TFT gate-on and gate-off supplies. The gate-on supply is activated after an adjustable delay following the step-up regulator. The logic linear-regulator controller can be used to create a low-voltage logic supply. The gamma linear-regulator controller of the MAX1513 can be used to generate a gamma-correction reference supply or another generalpurpose supply rail. The MAX1513's high-performance buffer amplifier can drive the LCD backplane (VCOM) or the gamma-correction divider string.

The MAX1513/MAX1514 are available in 4mm x 4mm 20-pin thin QFN packages with a maximum thickness of 0.8mm, suitable for ultra-thin LCD panel design.
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Key Features

  • 2.7V to 5.5V Input Supply Range
  • Input-Supply Undervoltage Lockout
  • Current-Mode Step-Up Controller
    • Fast Transient Response to Pulsed Load
    • High Efficiency
    • Lossless Current Sensing
    • 430kHz/750kHz/1.5MHz Switching Frequency
  • Linear-Regulator Controllers for VGON, VGOFF
  • Linear-Regulator Controller for Logic Supply
  • High-Performance Buffer Amplifier (MAX1513 Only)
  • Additional Linear-Regulator Controller (MAX1513 Only)
  • Power-Up Sequence and VGON Delay Control
  • VMAIN, VGON, VGOFF, VGAMMA Shutdown Control
  • Timer-Delay Fault Latch for All Outputs
  • Thermal-Overload Protection


  • Automotive Displays
  • LCD Monitors and TVs
  • Notebook Computer Displays
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