MAX1523

Simple SOT23 Boost Controllers


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Description

The MAX1522/MAX1523/MAX1524 are simple, compact boost controllers designed for a wide range of DC-DC conversion topologies, including step-up, SEPIC, and flyback applications. They are for applications where extremely low cost and small size are top priorities. These devices are designed specifically to provide a simple application circuit and minimize the size and number of external components, making them ideal for PDAs, digital cameras, and other low-cost consumer electronics applications.

These devices use a unique fixed on-time, minimum off-time architecture, which provides excellent efficiency over a wide-range of input/output voltage combinations and load currents. The fixed on-time is pin selectable to either 0.5µs (50% max duty cycle) or 3µs (85% max duty cycle), permitting optimization of external component size and ease of design for a wide range of output voltages.

The MAX1522/MAX1523 operate from a +2.5V to +5.5V input voltage range and are capable of generating a wide range of outputs. The MAX1524 is intended for bootstrapped operation, permitting startup with lower input voltage. All devices have internal soft-start and short-circuit protection to prevent excessive switching current during startup and under output fault conditions. The MAX1522/MAX1524 have a latched fault mode, which shuts down the controller when a short-circuit event occurs, whereas the MAX1523 reenters soft-start mode during output fault conditions. The MAX1522/MAX1523/MAX1524 are available in a space-saving 6-pin SOT23 package.
MAX1522, MAX1523, MAX1524: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1522, MAX1523, MAX1524: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Simple, Flexible Application Circuit
  • 2-Cell NiMH or Alkaline Operation (MAX1524)
  • Low Quiescent Current (25µA typ)
  • Output Fault Protection and Soft-Start
  • High Efficiency Over 1000:1 IOUT Range
  • Pin-Selectable Maximum Duty Factor
  • Micropower Shutdown Mode
  • Small 6-Pin SOT23 Package
  • No Current-Sense Resistor

Applications/Uses

  • Industrial +24V and +28V Power Supplies
  • LCD Bias Supplies
  • Low-Cost Battery-Powered Applications
  • Low-Cost, High-Current, or High-Voltage Boost Conversion
  • Low-Cost, Multi-Output Flyback Converters
  • SEPIC Converters
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
IOUT1
(A)
Output Adjust. MethodSwitch TypeICC
(mA)
Shutdown Mode Supply Current
(µA)
Shutdown Mode Supply Current
(µA)
DC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxtyptypmaxSee Notes
MAX1522 2.55.52.510010ResistorExternal0.0250.001111000
SOT23/6
$1.07 @1k
MAX1523 0.95
SOT23/6
$1.61 @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.


MAX1522EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1522, MAX1523, MAX1524
MAX1523EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1522, MAX1523, MAX1524
MAX1524EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1522, MAX1523, MAX1524

Technical Documents

Tutorial 4221 How to Optimize Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Bias Range Using a DS1841 Logarithmic Resistor
App Note 1845 Choosing the Right DC-DC Converter for Automotive Applications

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX1523.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

Additional Resources

Topmark Coding MAX1523

CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX1523EUT+
  • MAX1523EUT+T
  • MAX1523EUT-T
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