MAX15091, MAX15091A

2.7V to 18V, 9A, Integrated Hot-Swap Solution with Current Report Output

Smallest and Most Integrated Hot Swap for 12V Applications

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The MAX15091/MAX15091A ICs are integrated solutions for hot-swap applications requiring the safe insertion and removal of circuit line cards from a live backplane. The devices integrate a hot-swap controller, 18mΩ (typ) power MOSFET, and an electronic circuit-breaker protection in a single package.

The devices integrate an accurate current-sense circuitry and provide 170µA/A of proportional output current. The devices are designed for protection of 2.7V to 18V supply voltages.

These devices implement a foldback current limit during startup to control inrush current lowering di/dt and keep the MOSFET operating under safe operating area (SOA) conditions. After the startup cycle is complete, on-chip comparators provide VariableSpeed/BiLevel protection against short-circuit and overcurrent faults, and immunity against system noise and load transients. The load is disconnected in the event of a fault condition. The devices are factory calibrated to deliver accurate overcurrent protection with ±10% accuracy. During a fault condition, the MAX15091 latches off, while the MAX15091A enters autoretry mode.

The devices feature an IN to OUT short-circuit detection before startup. The devices provide a power-MOSFET GATE pin to program the slew rate during startup by adding an external capacitor. The devices have overvoltage/undervoltage input pins that can detect an overvoltage/undervoltage fault and disconnect the IN from the OUT. Additional features include internal overtemperature protection, power-good output, and fault-indicator output.

The MAX15091/MAX15091A are available in a 28-pin, 5mm × 5mm TQFN power package and are rated over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.
MAX15091, MAX15091A: Typical Application Circuit MAX15091, MAX15091A: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Integration Reduces Solution Size for Blade Servers and Other Space-Constrained Designs
    • Integrated 18mΩ (typ) Internal Power MOSFET
    • Overvoltage Protection
    • Power-Good and Fault Outputs
    • Analog Current Reporting Without Need for External RSENSE
    • Thermal Protection
  • Flexibility Enables Use in Many Unique Designs
    • 2.7V to 18V Operating Voltage Range
    • Programmable Inrush Current Control Under SOA Operation
    • Adjustable Circuit-Breaker Current/Current-Limit Threshold
    • Programmable Slew-Rate Control
    • Programmable Undervoltage Lockout
    • Variable-Speed Circuit-Breaker Response
    • Latchoff or Automatic Retry Options
  • Safety Features Ensure Accurate, Robust Protection
    • 9A (max) Load Current Capability
    • ±10% Circuit-Breaker Threshold Accuracy
    • Inrush Current Regulated at Startup with Foldback
    • Implementation for di/dt Control
    • IN-to-OUT Short-Circuit Detection


  • Blade Servers
  • Disk Drive Power
  • Industrial Applications
  • RAID Systems
  • Server I/O Cards
  • Storage Applications
Part NumberChannelsVIN
Internal Pwr. MOSFETsRON
Current Limit
Current Limit
Current Limit Accuracy
Fault ResponseOper. Temp.
minmaxtypminmaxSee Notes
MAX15091 12.718NMOS183910Latchoff-40 to +85
$5.39 @1k
MAX15091A Auto Retry
$3.67 @1k
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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.

MAX15091AEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX15091 and MAX15091A
MAX15091EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX15091 and MAX15091A

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX15091.pdf  MAX15091A.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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