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500mA Push-Pull Transformer Driver for Isolated Power Supplies

Simplifies Isolated Power Designs

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Key Features

Applications/Uses

Parametric specs for Transformer Drivers
VIN (V) (min) 3
VIN (V) (max) 5.5
Driver Output Resistance (Ω) (max) 0.3
Max. IOUT (A) 0.5
Topology Push-Pull
ICC (mA) (max) 3.5
Package/Pins TDFN-CU/8
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
3.16
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Simplified Block Diagram

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Transformer Drivers
VIN (V) (min) 3
VIN (V) (max) 5.5
Driver Output Resistance (Ω) (max) 0.3
Max. IOUT (A) 0.5
Topology Push-Pull
ICC (mA) (max) 3.5
Package/Pins TDFN-CU/8
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
3.16

Key Features

  • Simple, Flexible Design
    • +3.0V to +5.5V Supply Range
    • Low RON 300mΩ (max) at 4.5V
    • Up to 90% Efficiency
    • Provides Up to 500mA to the Transformer
    • 250kHz or 600kHz Internal Oscillator Frequency
    • -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range
  • Integrated System Protection
    • Undervoltage Lockout
    • Thermal Shutdown
  • Saves Space on Board
    • Small 8-Pin TDFN Package (2mm x 3mm)

Applications/Uses

  • Isolated Analog Front-End
  • Isolated Fieldbus Interface
  • Medical Equipment
  • Power Meter Data Interface

Description

The MAX258 is a 500mA, push-pull transformer driver designed to provide a simple solution for isolated power supplies. The IC has an internal oscillator and operates from a single +3.0V to +5.5V supply. The transformer’s secondary-to-primary winding ratio defines the output voltage, allowing selection of virtually any isolated output voltage with galvanic isolation.

The device features an integrated oscillator driving a pair of n-channel power switches. Internal circuitry guarantees a fixed 50% duty cycle to prevent DC current flow through the transformer.

The IC operates with up to 500mA of continuous current and features undervoltage lockout and thermal shutdown.

The IC includes a low-current shutdown mode to reduce the overall supply current to less than 5µA (max) when the driver is disabled.

The MAX258 is available in a small 8-pin (2mm x 3mm) TDFN package and is specified over the -40°C to +125°C temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX258: Typical Operating Circuit MAX258: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

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