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 Regulator Development Boards
4V to 42V, 100mA, Compact Step-Down Power ModuleMAXM17532
The MAXM17532 is a step-down DC-DC power module built in a compact uSLICTM package. The MAXM17532 integrates a controller, MOSFETs, an inductor, as well as the compensation components. The device operates from an input voltage of 4.0V to 42V, supports an adjustable output voltage from 0.9V to 5.5V, and supplies up to 100mA of load current. The high level of integration significantly reduces design complexity, manufacturing risks and offers a true “plug and play” power supply solution, hence reducing the time-to-market.
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Switching Regulator Products
300mA, Buck Converter with 1.1μA IQMAX77596
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 quiescent current at no load.
2.75V to 4.8V Input, 10mA Output, 35μVRMS Ultra Low Noise and Ripple Boost RegulatorMAX77231
Compact boost with only 35µVRMS ripple and noise.
3.5V – 36V, 2A/3A, Synchronous Buck Converter with 15μA Quiescent Current and Reduced EMIMAX17242
Reliable Operation (42V Input Transient Protection), Long Battery Life (15µA IQ) and EN55022 EMI Performance.