Single-Phase Synchronous MOSFET Driver with Ultra-Low-Power Mode

Single-Phase Synchronous Buck MOSFET Driver with Ultra-Low-Power Mode in 2mm x 2mm Package

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The MAX15492 is a synchronous half-bridge driver with ultra-low-power mode. The device is intended to work with controller ICs such as the MAX15411, MAX15566/MAX15567, or MAX15576/MAX15577 in multiphase CPU core regulators. To provide the best light-load efficiency, the controller can place the device into an ultra-low power mode where the supply current is only 4µA.

The low-side driver is optimized to drive 3nF capacitive loads with 3ns/7ns typical fall/rise times, and the high-side driver with 7ns/14ns typical fall/rise times. Adaptive dead-time control prevents shoot-through currents and maximizes converter efficiency.

The MAX15492 is available in a small, 8-pin (2mm × 2mm) TDFN package with an exposed pad.
MAX15492: Block Diagram MAX15492: Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Extends Battery Life
    • Ultra-Low-Power Mode with 4µA Supply Current
    • 2V to 24V Input Voltage Range
    • Selectable Pulse-Skipping Mode
    • 7ns Minimum Guaranteed Dead-Time
  • Allows Operation Up to 3MHz per Phase
    • 0.7Ω Low-Side On-Resistance
    • 1.5Ω High-Side On-Resistance
    • 12ns Propagation Delay
    • 4.2V to 5.5V Bias Supply Range (MAX15492)
    • 3V to 5.5V Bias Supply Range (MAX15492B)
  • Integrated Boost Switch Saves Space and Cost


  • Intel® Ultrabook™/Notebook Computers
  • Multiphase DC-DC Converters
  • Tablet Computers
Part NumberNo. of DriversLogic PolarityConfig.IOUT
Package/PinsOper. Temp.
MAX15492 2
High-Side N Drive
Low-Side N Drive
-40 to +85
0 to +70
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CAD Symbols and Footprints

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  • MAX15492GTA/V+T
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