MAX15041

Low-Cost, 3A, 4.5V to 28V Input, 350kHz, PWM Step-Down DC-DC Regulator with Internal Switches

Low-Cost, 3A, DC-DC Regulator with Internal Switches Ideal for Low-Current Power Rails


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Description

The MAX15041 low-cost, synchronous DC-DC converter with internal switches delivers an output current up to 3A. The MAX15041 operates from an input voltage of 4.5V to 28V and provides an adjustable output voltage from 0.606V to 90% of VIN, set with two external resistors. The MAX15041 is ideal for distributed power systems, preregulation, set-top boxes, television, and other consumer applications.

The MAX15041 features a peak-current-mode PWM controller with internally fixed 350kHz switching frequency and a 90% maximum duty cycle. The current-mode control architecture simplifies compensation design, and ensures a cycle-by-cycle current limit and fast response to line and load transients. A high-gain transconductance error amplifier allows flexibility in setting the external compensation by using a type II compensation scheme, thereby allowing the use of all ceramic capacitors.

This synchronous buck regulator features internal MOSFETs that provide better efficiency than asynchronous solutions, while simplifying the design relative to discrete controller solutions. In addition to simplifying the design, the integrated MOSFETs minimize EMI, reduce board space, and provide higher reliability by minimizing the number of external components.

The MAX15041 also features thermal shutdown and overcurrent protection (high-side sourcing and low-side sinking), and an internal 5V LDO with undervoltage lockout. In addition, this device ensures safe startup when powering into a prebiased output.

Other features include an externally adjustable soft-start that gradually ramps up the output voltage and reduces inrush current. Independent enable control and power-good signals allow for flexible power sequencing.

The MAX15041 is available in a space-saving, high-power, 3mm x 3mm, 16-pin TQFN-EP package and is fully specified from -40°C to +85°C.
MAX15041: Typical Operating Circuit MAX15041: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Up to 3A of Continuous Output Current
  • ±1% Output Accuracy Over Temperature
  • 4.5V to 28V Input Voltage Range
  • Adjustable Output Voltage Range from 0.606V to 0.9 x VIN
  • Internal 170mΩ RDS-ON High-Side and 105mΩ RDS-ON Low-Side Power Switches
  • Fixed 350kHz Switching Frequency
  • Up to 93% Efficiency
  • Cycle-By-Cycle Overcurrent Protection
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • Stable with Low-ESR Ceramic Output Capacitors
  • Safe Startup into Prebiased Output
  • Enable Input and Power-Good Output
  • Fully Protected Against Overcurrent and Overtemperature
  • VDD LDO Undervoltage Lockout
  • Space-Saving, Thermally Enhanced, 3mm x 3mm Package

Applications/Uses

  • Consumer Products
  • Distributed Power Systems
  • Preregulators
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Televisions
  • Wall Adapters
  • XDSL Modems
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeSynchronous SwitchingDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Design ToolsPackage/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX15041 4.5280.625Resistor3InternalYes1350EE-Sim
TQFN/16
$2.98 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX15041EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX15041

Technical Documents

User Guide 5861 EE-SIM Design and Simulation Environment User Guide
Reference Schematic 5448 Kintex-7 Series Power Module
Tutorial 5133 Power-Supply Solutions for Altera FPGAs
Tutorial 5132 Power-Supply Solutions for Xilinx FPGAs

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX15041.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

Additional Resources

Topmark Coding MAX15041

Tools & Models

  • EE-Sim: Design & Simulate MAX15041
  • MAX15041 SIMPLIS Schematic
  • CAD Symbols and Footprints

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