TFT LCD DC-to-DC Converter with Operational Amplifiers

TFT LCD DC-DC Converters Include a High-Performance Boost Regulator and Two High-Current Operational Amplifiers for Active-Matrix, Thin-Film Transistor (TFT), Liquid-Crystal Displays (LCDs)

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The MAX1542/MAX1543 include a high-performance boost regulator and two high-current operational amplifiers for active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Also included is a logic- controlled, high-voltage switch with adjustable delay. The MAX1543 includes an additional high-voltage load switch and features pin-selectable boost regulator switching frequency.

The step-up DC-to-DC converter is a high-frequency 640kHz (MAX1543)/1.2MHz (MAX1542/MAX1543) current-mode regulator with a built-in power MOSFET that allows the use of ultra-small inductors and ceramic capacitors. It provides fast transient response to pulsed loads while producing efficiencies over 85%.

The two easy-to-use, high-performance operational amplifiers can drive the LCD backplane (VCOM) and/or the gamma correction divider string. The devices feature high short-circuit current (150mA), fast slew rate (7.5V/µs), wide bandwidth (12MHz), and rail-to-rail inputs and outputs.

The MAX1542/MAX1543 are available in 20-pin thin QFN packages with a maximum thickness of 0.8mm for ultra-thin LCD panel design.
MAX1542, MAX1542ETP, MAX1543: Functional Diagram MAX1542, MAX1542ETP, MAX1543: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ultra-High-Performance Step-Up Regulator
    • Fast Transient Response to Pulsed Load Using Current-Mode Control Architecture
    • High-Accuracy Output Voltage (1.3%)
    • Built-In 14V, 1.2A, 0.2Ω N-Channel Power MOSFET with Lossless Current-Sensing
    • High Efficiency (85%)
    • 8-Step Current-Controlled Digital Soft-Start
  • Two High-Performance Operational Amplifiers
    • 150mA Output Short-Circuit Current
    • 7.5V/µs Slew Rate
    • 12MHz -3dB Bandwidth
    • Rail-to-Rail Inputs/Outputs
    • Unity Gain Stable
  • Logic-Controlled High-Voltage Switch with Adjustable Delay
  • Timer Delay Latch FB Fault Protection
  • Thermal Protection
  • 2.6V to 5.5V Input Operating Voltage Range
  • 3.6mA (Switching), 0.45mA (Not Switching) Quiescent Current
  • Ultra-Thin 20-Pin Thin QFN Package (5mm x 5mm x 0.8mm)


  • Car-Navigation Displays
  • LCD Monitor Panels
  • Notebook Computer Displays
  • PDAs
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