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Our high-efficiency DC-DC switching regulator ICs generate less heat, consume less current and require less board space than other solutions, enabling more robust operation and longer battery life. Switching regulator circuits use a power switch, an inductor, and a diode to transfer energy from input to output. The basic components of the switching circuit can be rearranged to form a step-down (buck) converter, a step-up (boost) converter, or an inverter (flyback). Feedback and control circuitry can be added to regulate the energy transfer and maintain a constant output. Our wide selection of DC-DC converters offer high switching frequencies, very efficient internal switching elements, wide input voltage ranges, and built-in circuit protection to support a broad range of applications.

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Switching regulators/step up converters convert input voltages into higher output voltages.

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Switching regulators ICs convert input voltages into higher output voltages.

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Maxim Integrated digital power products are highly efficient DC-regulators that provide extensiv...

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This small, synchronous buck converter with integrated switches can deliver up to 300mA with input voltages from 3.5V to 24V, while using only 1.1μA q...
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MAX25208 Versatile Automotive 60V/70V 2.2MHz Buck Controller with 7µA IQ and Optional Bypass Mode

The MAX25206/MAX25207/MAX25208 are automotive 2.2MHz synchronous step-down controller IC with 7µ...
  • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
    • 7µA Quiescent Current in Skip Mode at VOUT = 3.3V
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy: 5.0V/3.3V Fixed, or Adjustable Between 1V and 10V
  • Enables Crank-Ready Designs
    • Wide Input Supply Range from 3.5V to 42V
  • EMI Reduction Features Reduce Interference with Sensitive Radio Bands without Sacrificing Wide Input Voltage Range
    • 50ns (typ) Minimum On-Time Guarantees Skip-Free Operation for 3.3V Output from Car Battery at 2.2MHz
    • Spread-Spectrum Option
    • Frequency-Synchronization Input
    • Resistor-Programmable Frequency Between 220kHz and 2.2MHz
  • Integration and Thermally Enhanced Packages Save Board Space and Cost
    • 2.2MHz Step-Down Controller
    • 180° Out-of-Phase SYNCOUT Output for Synchronization
    • Current-Mode Controller with Forced-Continuous and Skip Modes
    • Thermally Enhanced 20-Pin Side-Wettable (SW) TQFN-EP Package
  • Protection Features Improve System Reliability
    • Supply Undervoltage Lockout
    • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
    • Output Overvoltage and Undervoltage Monitoring
    • -40°C to +125°C Grade 1 Automotive Temperature Range

MAX25207 Versatile Automotive 60V/70V 2.2MHz Buck Controller with 7µA IQ and Optional Bypass Mode

The MAX25206/MAX25207/MAX25208 are automotive 2.2MHz synchronous step-down controller IC with 7µ...
  • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
    • 7µA Quiescent Current in Skip Mode at VOUT = 3.3V
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy: 5.0V/3.3V Fixed, or Adjustable Between 1V and 10V
  • Enables Crank-Ready Designs
    • Wide Input Supply Range from 3.5V to 42V
  • EMI Reduction Features Reduce Interference with Sensitive Radio Bands without Sacrificing Wide Input Voltage Range
    • 50ns (typ) Minimum On-Time Guarantees Skip-Free Operation for 3.3V Output from Car Battery at 2.2MHz
    • Spread-Spectrum Option
    • Frequency-Synchronization Input
    • Resistor-Programmable Frequency Between 220kHz and 2.2MHz
  • Integration and Thermally Enhanced Packages Save Board Space and Cost
    • 2.2MHz Step-Down Controller
    • 180° Out-of-Phase SYNCOUT Output for Synchronization
    • Current-Mode Controller with Forced-Continuous and Skip Modes
    • Thermally Enhanced 20-Pin Side-Wettable (SW) TQFN-EP Package
  • Protection Features Improve System Reliability
    • Supply Undervoltage Lockout
    • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
    • Output Overvoltage and Undervoltage Monitoring
    • -40°C to +125°C Grade 1 Automotive Temperature Range

MAX25206 Versatile Automotive 60V/70V 2.2MHz Buck Controller with 7µA IQ and Optional Bypass Mode

The MAX25206/MAX25207/MAX25208 are automotive 2.2MHz synchronous step-down controller IC with 7µ...
  • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
    • 7µA Quiescent Current in Skip Mode at VOUT = 3.3V
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy: 5.0V/3.3V Fixed, or Adjustable Between 1V and 10V
  • Enables Crank-Ready Designs
    • Wide Input Supply Range from 3.5V to 42V
  • EMI Reduction Features Reduce Interference with Sensitive Radio Bands without Sacrificing Wide Input Voltage Range
    • 50ns (typ) Minimum On-Time Guarantees Skip-Free Operation for 3.3V Output from Car Battery at 2.2MHz
    • Spread-Spectrum Option
    • Frequency-Synchronization Input
    • Resistor-Programmable Frequency Between 220kHz and 2.2MHz
  • Integration and Thermally Enhanced Packages Save Board Space and Cost
    • 2.2MHz Step-Down Controller
    • 180° Out-of-Phase SYNCOUT Output for Synchronization
    • Current-Mode Controller with Forced-Continuous and Skip Modes
    • Thermally Enhanced 20-Pin Side-Wettable (SW) TQFN-EP Package
  • Protection Features Improve System Reliability
    • Supply Undervoltage Lockout
    • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
    • Output Overvoltage and Undervoltage Monitoring
    • -40°C to +125°C Grade 1 Automotive Temperature Range

MAX17624 2.9V to 5.5V,1A, Synchronous Step-Down Converter with Integrated MOSFETs

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller...
  • Easy to Use
    • 2.9V to 5.5V Input
    • Adjustable 0.8V to 3.3V Output
    • ±1% Feedback Accuracy
    • Up to 1A Output Current
    • Fixed 2MHz or 4MHz Operation
    • 100% Duty-Cycle Operation
    • Internally Compensated
    • All Ceramic Capacitors
  • High Efficiency
    • Selectable PWM- or PFM-Mode of Operation
    • Shutdown Current as Low as 0.1μA (typ)
  • Flexible Design
    • Internal Soft-Start and Prebias Startup
    • Open-Drain Power Good Output (PGOOD Pin)
  • Robust Operation
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating
    • Temperature/ -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature

MAX17623 2.9V to 5.5V,1A, Synchronous Step-Down Converter with Integrated MOSFETs

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller...
  • Easy to Use
    • 2.9V to 5.5V Input
    • Adjustable 0.8V to 3.3V Output
    • ±1% Feedback Accuracy
    • Up to 1A Output Current
    • Fixed 2MHz or 4MHz Operation
    • 100% Duty-Cycle Operation
    • Internally Compensated
    • All Ceramic Capacitors
  • High Efficiency
    • Selectable PWM- or PFM-Mode of Operation
    • Shutdown Current as Low as 0.1μA (typ)
  • Flexible Design
    • Internal Soft-Start and Prebias Startup
    • Open-Drain Power Good Output (PGOOD Pin)
  • Robust Operation
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating
    • Temperature/ -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature

MAX25232 36V, 3A Mini Buck Converter with 3.5uA IQ

The MAX25232 is a small, synchronous buck converter with integrated high-side and low-side switc...
  • Synchronous DC-DC Converter with Integrated FETs
    • MAX25232ATCA/VY+/B = 2.5A IOUT
    • MAX25232ATCD/VY+/E = 3A IOUT
    • 3.5µA Quiescent Current when in Standby Mode
  • Small Solution Size Saves Space
    • 65ns Minimum On-Time
    • 2.1MHz or 400kHz Operating Frequency
    • Fixed Output Voltages with ±2% Output Accuracy in FPWM Mode (5V/3.3V)
    • Fixed 3.5ms Internal Soft-Start
    • Innovative Current-Mode-Control Architecture Minimizes Total Board Space and BOM Count
  • PGOOD Output and High-Voltage EN Input Simplify Power Sequencing
  • Protection Features and Operating Range Ideal for Automotive Applications
    • 3.5V to 36V Operating VIN Range
    • 40V Load-Dump Protection
    • 99% Duty-Cycle Operation with Low Dropout
    • -40°C to +125°C Automotive Temperature Range
    • AEC-Q100 Qualified

MAX17578 4.5V to 60V, 1A High-Efficiency, Synchronous, Inverting Output DC-DC Converters

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller...
  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Synchronous Operation
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
    • Internal Loop Compensation
    • System Ground Referenced I/O Pins (EN/UVLO, Active-Low RESET
  • Flexibility to Support Multiple Rails in a System
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range from -0.9V to -36V
    • Wide 4.5V to (60V - |VOUT|) Input-Voltage Range
    • Up to 1A Output Current
    • 400kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Frequency with External Clock Synchronization
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • 90.6% Peak Efficiency
    • DCM for Superior Light-Load Efficiency
    • 6.2µA Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Hiccup-Mode Overload Protection
    • Adjustable Soft-Start
    • Monotonic Startup with Prebiased Output Voltage
    • Built-In Output-Voltage Monitoring with Active-Low RESET
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Wide -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/ -40°C to +150° C Junction Temperature Range

MAX17577 4.5V to 60V, 1A High-Efficiency, Synchronous, Inverting Output DC-DC Converters

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller...
  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Synchronous Operation
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
    • Internal Loop Compensation
    • System Ground Referenced I/O Pins (EN/UVLO, Active-Low RESET
  • Flexibility to Support Multiple Rails in a System
    • Adjustable Output Voltage Range from -0.9V to -36V
    • Wide 4.5V to (60V - |VOUT|) Input-Voltage Range
    • Up to 1A Output Current
    • 400kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Frequency with External Clock Synchronization
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • 90.6% Peak Efficiency
    • DCM for Superior Light-Load Efficiency
    • 6.2µA Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Hiccup-Mode Overload Protection
    • Adjustable Soft-Start
    • Monotonic Startup with Prebiased Output Voltage
    • Built-In Output-Voltage Monitoring with Active-Low RESET
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Wide -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/ -40°C to +150° C Junction Temperature Range

MAX17552B 60V, 100mA, Ultra-Small, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter with 22μA No-Load Supply Current

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller...
  • Eliminates External Components and Reduces Total Cost
    • No Schottky—Synchronous Operation for High Efficiency and Reduced Cost
    • Internal Compensation
    • Fixed Internal 5.1ms or Programmable Soft-Start
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Ultra-Compact Layout
  • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Wide 4V to 60V Input Voltage Range
    • Adjustable 0.8V to 0.9 x VIN Output Voltages
    • Delivers Up to 100mA Load Current
    • 100kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Switching Frequency Range with External Clock Synchronization
    • Configurable Between PFM and Forced-PWM Modes
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • 22µA No Load Supply Current
    • Peak Efficiency > 90%
    • PFM Feature for High Light-Load Efficiency
    • 1.2µA (typ) Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Peak Current-Limit Protection
  • Built-In Output-Voltage Monitoring with Open-Drain Active-Low RESET Pin
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Monotonic Startup into Prebiased Output
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range / -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range

MAX17291 High-Voltage, 1A Micropower Boost Converter with Short-Circuit Protection and True Shutdown

The MAX17291 is a low quiescent current boost (step-up) DC-DC converter with a 1A peak inductor ...
  • 28μA Quiescent Supply Current from Input
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • Constant Frequency in CCM
  • True Shutdown Mode
    • 0.05μA Shutdown Current
    • No Reverse Current from OUT
  • 91% Peak Efficiency
  • 1.8V to 5.5V Input Range
  • 5.5V to 20V Output Voltage Range
  • 1A Peak Inductor Current Limit
  • Multiple Package Options
    • 1.27mm x 0.87mm, 6-Bump (3 x 2), 0.4mm Pitch WLP
    • 2mm x 2mm, 8-Pin TDFN
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range

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