Evaluation Kit for the MAX16929

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The MAX16929 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount PCB that provides the voltages and features required for automotive thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal display (LCD) applications. The EV kit includes one step-down and one step-up switching regulator, one positive gate and one negative gate voltage regulator, one 3.3V regulator controller with external npn transistor, and one positive and one negative charge pump.

The EV kit can operate from 4.5V to 28V input voltages and is optimized for automotive TFT-LCD applications. The step-down switching regulator is configured for a 5V output that provides at least 1.2A. The step-up switching regulator is configured for a 12V output that provides at least 500mA. The positive gate voltage regulator provides 18V output and the negative gate voltage regulator provides -6.2V.

Key Features

  • 4.5V to 28V Input Range
  • Output Voltages
    • 5V Output at 1.2A (Step-Down Switching Regulator)
    • 12V Output at 500mA (Step-Up Switching Regulator)
    • 3.3V Output at 500mA (Regulator Controller)
    • 18V Output (Positive Gate Voltage Regulator)
    • -6.2V Output (Negative Gate Voltage Regulator)
  • High-Frequency Operation
    • 2.1MHz (Buck Converter)
    • 2.2MHz (Boost Converter)
  • Adjustable Positive and Negative Charge Pumps
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Automotive Central Information Displays
  • Automotive Dashboards
  • Automotive Navigation Systems
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