Microprocessor Supervisory Reset Circuits with Edge-Triggered, One-Shot Manual Reset

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The MAX6467/MAX6468 microprocessor (µP) supervisory circuits monitor single power-supply voltages from +1.8V to +5.0V and assert a reset if the supply voltage drops below its preset threshold. An edge-triggered, one-shot manual reset function ensures that the µP enters the reset mode for a fixed timeout period only, even in the event of a continuously asserted manual reset. The MAX6467/MAX6468 significantly improve system reliability compared to traditional manual reset supervisory circuits.

A variety of factory-trimmed threshold options accommodate different supply voltages and tolerances, eliminating external components. The factory-set thresholds range from +1.575V to +4.625V to monitor +5.0V, +3.3V, +3.0V, +2.5V, and +1.8V supplies with various tolerances. Reset timeout periods of 150ms (min) and 1200ms (min) are available to accommodate different µP platforms.

A single, active-low RESET output asserts when VCC drops below its threshold or if the edge-triggered active-low MR asserts low. Active-low RESET remains low for the reset timeout period after VCC rises above its threshold and for a fixed, one-shot timeout period after a manual reset input falling edge. Active-low RESET remains valid as long as VCC remains above +1V. Open-drain (MAX6467) and push-pull (MAX6468) output options provide additional flexibility in the system design.

The MAX6467/MAX6468 are offered in the space-saving 4-pin SOT143 package and the ultra-small 4-pin SC70 package and are specified over the automotive (-40°C to +125°C) temperature range.
MAX6467, MAX6468: Functional Diagram MAX6467, MAX6468: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Precision Factory-Set Reset Threshold Voltages for +5.0V, +3.3V, +3.0V, +2.5V, and +1.8V Supplies
  • Edge-Triggered Manual Reset Input with One-Shot Pulsed Reset Output
  • Two Reset Timeout Period Options (150ms or 1200ms min)
  • Immune to Short Voltage Transients
  • Low Supply Current (3µA at VCC = +1.8V)
  • Active-Low RESET Valid to VCC = +1V
  • Active-Low Open-Drain and Push-Pull Active-Low RESET Output Options
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
  • Small 4-Pin SC70 and SOT143 Packages
  • No External Components Required
  • Pin Compatible with MAX811, MAX6315, MAX6384, and MAX6386
  • AEC-Q100 Qualified, Refer to Ordering Information for Specific /V Parts


  • Automotive Products
  • Cell Phones/PDAs
  • Digital Cameras
  • DSL Modems
  • Embedded Control Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • MP3 Players
  • Portable/Battery-Powered Equipment

See parametric specs for Resets and Supervisors with Pushbutton Manual Reset Inputs (13)

Part NumberMonitored VoltagesManual Reset FeatureMR1 Setup TimeReset Thresh.
Reset OuttRESETReset Thresh. Accur.
Oper. Temp.
min@ +25°CmaxSee Notes
MAX6467 1One-Shot1µs
1.2 to 1.79
1.8 to 2.49
2.5 to 3.29
3.3 to 4.99
Active Low
Open Drain
85ms to 300ms
-40 to +85
-40 to +125
0 to +70
$1.17 @1k
Active Low
$1.19 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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Product Reliability Reports: MAX6467.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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