Six-Channel, High-Efficiency, Digital Camera Power Supplies

Six-Channel, High-Efficiency, Digital Camera Power Supplies Improve Performance, Component Count, and Size Compared to Conventional Multichannel Controllers in 2-Cell AA, 1-Cell Li+, and Dual-Battery Designs

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The MAX1566/MAX1567 provide a complete powersupply solution for digital cameras. They improve performance, component count, and size compared to conventional multichannel controllers in 2-cell AA, 1-cell lithium-ion (Li+), and dual-battery designs. On-chip MOSFETs provide up to 95% efficiency for critical power supplies, while additional channels operate with external FETs for optimum design flexibility. This optimizes overall efficiency and cost, while also reducing board space.

The MAX1566/MAX1567 include six high-efficiency DC-to-DC conversion channels:

  • Step-up DC-to-DC converter with on-chip power FETs
  • Main DC-to-DC converter with on-chip FETs, configurable to step either up or down
  • Step-down core DC-to-DC converter with on-chip FETs
  • DC-to-DC controller for white LEDs or other output
  • Extra DC-to-DC controller (typically for LCD); two extra controllers on the MAX1566
  • Transformerless inverting DC-to-DC controller (typically for negative CCD bias) on the MAX1567
All DC-to-DC channels operate at one fixed frequency settable from 100kHz to 1MHz to optimize size, cost, and efficiency. Other features include soft-start, power-OK outputs, and overload protection. The MAX1566/MAX1567 are available in space-saving 40-pin thin QFN packages. An evaluation kit is available to expedite designs.
MAX1566, MAX1567: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1566, MAX1567: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 95% Efficient Step-Up DC-to-DC Converter
  • 0.7V Minimum Input Voltage
  • Main DC-to-DC Configurable as Either Step-Up or Step-Down
  • Combine Step-Up and Step-Down for 90% Efficient Boost-Buck
  • 95% Efficient Step-Down for DSP Core
  • Regulate LED Current for Four, Six, or More LEDs
  • Open LED Overvoltage Protection
  • Transformerless Inverting Controller (MAX1567)
  • Three Extra PWM Controllers (Two on the MAX1567)
  • Up to 1MHz Operating Frequency
  • 1µA Shutdown Mode
  • Soft-Start and Overload Protection
  • Compact 40-Pin 6mm x 6mm Thin QFN Package


  • Digital Cameras
  • PDAs

See parametric specs for Multifunction PMICs (81)

Part NumberPrimary TopologyMonitor/Control FeaturesDC-DC/Power FeaturesLCD/LED/Flash/CCD FeaturesVIN
Oper. Freq.
Inverting OutputsPackage/PinsBudgetary
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
Low Batt./POK Output
Adj. Frequency
Current Limit
Internal Switch
Soft Start
Sync. Rectifier
CCD Bias
TFT Bias
$3.05 @1k

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX1567SUMEVKIT: Step-Up Main Evaluation Kit for the MAX1566, MAX1567
MAX1567EVKIT: MAX1567 Evaluation Kit
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