1.2A, Current-Limited, High-Side P-Channel Switch with Thermal Shutdown

Low-Resistance P-Channel Switches with Adjustable, Accurate Current Limit Protects Systems and USB

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The MAX890L smart, low-voltage, P-channel, MOSFET power switch is intended for high-side load-switching applications. This switch operates with inputs from +2.7V to +5.5V, making it ideal for both +3V and +5V systems. Internal current-limiting circuitry protects the input supply against overload. Thermal-overload protection limits power dissipation and junction temperatures.

The MAX890L's maximum current limit is 1.2A. The current limit through the switch is programmed with a resistor from SET to ground. The quiescent supply current is a low 10µA. When the switch is off, the supply current decreases to 0.1µA.

The MAX890L is available in an 8-pin SO package.
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Key Features

  • +2.7V to +5.5V Input Range
  • Programmable Current Limit
  • Low Quiescent Current
    • 10µA (typ) at VIN = 3.3V
    • 0.1µA (typ) with Switch Off
  • Thermal Shutdown
  • Active-Low FAULT Indicator Output
  • 0.09Ω (typ) On-Resistance


  • Access Bus Slots
  • PCMCIA Slots
  • Portable Equipment

Pricing Notes:
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Technical Documents

App Note 298 Current-Limit Switch Is Digitally Programmable
Product Reliability Reports: MAX890L.pdf 
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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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