Switching Regulators

Maxim's high-efficiency switching regulator ICs and power modules provide longer battery life, generate less heat, and require less board space than competitive products. We provide a wide selection of DC-DC switching regulators and controllers to handle a broad range of applications.

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4.5V–42V, 5A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter with Internal Compensation

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
  • Reduce Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
  • Reduces Power Dissipation

60V, Dual-Output, Synchronous Step-Down Controller

  • Wide Range of Operation
  • Enhances Power Efficiency
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments

4.5V to 60V, 4A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter with Internal Compensation

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
  • Reduce Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
  • Reduces Power Dissipation

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System Board5896MAXREFDES39#: Power Amplifier Biasing through MAX11300 PIXI IC
System Board5883MAXREFDES32#: 2-Channel Analog Input/Analog Output with Flyback DC-DC
System Board5865MAXREFDES71#: 2-Channel Analog Input/Analog Output with Transformer Driven Power
System Board5815Palo Verde (MAXREFDES33#): Step-Down Converter
Evaluation Board5707Evaluating a Quad Network Power-Sourcing Equipment (PSE) Controller
Evaluation Board5706Evaluating a Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af-Compliant Power-Sourcing Equipment Controller
System Board5672Fit 1 Vital Signs Monitoring Shirt
Reference Circuit5481Virtex-6 FPGA GTX and Spartan-6 FPGA GTP Transceiver Power Modules
Reference Circuit5137Layout Guidelines for the MAX16974/MAX16975/MAX16976 DC-DC Converters
Reference Circuit478Current-Limit Circuit for the Buck Regulator
Reference Circuit4452Designing a Buck-Boost LED Driver Using the MAX16834
Reference Circuit4389Supply-Chopped Dimming Control Boosts LED Driver Efficiency and Keeps Inrush Currents to a Minimum
Reference Circuit4387Offline LED Driver Reference Design
Reference Circuit4385Reference Design for a Signal-Lamp LED Driver
Reference Circuit4384Boost Backlight LED Driver
Reference Circuit4380Reference Design for a 3S3P Rear Combination Lamp (RCL) LED Driver
Reference Circuit4376Reference Design for a High-Input-Voltage, High-Output-Current Buck Controller Using the MAX15046
Reference Circuit4375Reference Design for a High-Current Power Supply with Lossless Current Sensing Using the MAX5060
Reference Circuit4367Adding Three Power MOSFETs Lets a Single Step-Down Converter Drive RGB LEDs in Projectors
Reference Circuit4329How to Use the MAX15005 Current-Mode Controller as a Boost Circuit for an Automotive Cold-Crank Conditio
Reference Circuit4322Simplified Lithium-Ion (Li+) Battery-Charger Testing
Reference Circuit4162Reference Design for a Powered-Device (PD) Module Based on the MAX5941B PWM Controller
Reference Circuit4150Reference Design Using the MAX5066 for a High Performance Application
Reference Circuit4122Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
Reference Circuit3926HFRD-22.3: Modular GPON (MOGPON) ONT
Reference Circuit3912Low-Cost, Complete Power Solution for Powered Devices Includes a 12V Buck Converter
Reference Circuit3507IEEE 802.3af-Compliant Single-Port, Power-Sourcing-Equipment Application
Reference Circuit3430A Triple-Output ±5% Regulated High Efficiency POE (Power over Ethernet) Supply
Reference Circuit3218Power Supply Meets AMD K8 Low-Power Mobile Specification
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