MAX1639

High-Speed Step-Down Controller with Synchronous Rectification for CPU Power

High-Accuracy, High-Efficiency CPU Power Supply Delivers >35A


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Description

The MAX1639 is an ultra-high-performance, step-down DC-DC controller for CPU power in high-end computer systems. Designed for demanding applications in which output voltage precision and good transient response are critical for proper operation, it delivers over 35A from 1.1V to 4.5V with ±1% total accuracy from a +5V ±10% supply. Excellent dynamic response corrects output transients caused by the latest dynamically clocked CPUs. This controller achieves over 90% efficiency by using synchronous rectification. Flying-capacitor bootstrap circuitry drives inexpensive, external N-channel MOSFETs.

The switching frequency is pin-selectable for 300kHz, 600kHz, or 1MHz. High switching frequencies allow the use of a small surface-mount inductor and decrease output filter capacitor requirements, reducing board area and system cost.

Output overvoltage protection is enforced by a crowbar circuit that turns on the low-side MOSFET with 100% duty factor when the output is 200mV above the normal regulation point. Other features include internal digital soft-start, a power-good output, and a 3.5V ±1% reference output. The MAX1639 is available in a 16-pin narrow SOIC package.
MAX1639: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1639: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Better than ±1% Output Accuracy Over Line and Load
  • Greater than 90% Efficiency Using N-Channel MOSFETs
  • Pin-Selected High Switching Frequency: 300kHz, 600kHz, or 1MHz
  • Over 35A Output Current
  • Resistor-Divider Adjustable Output from 1.1V to 4.5V
  • Current-Mode Control for Fast Transient Response and Cycle-by-Cycle Current-Limit Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protection with Foldback Current Limiting
  • Crowbar Overvoltage Protection
  • Power-Good (PWROK) Output
  • Digital Soft-Start
  • High-Current (2A) Drive Outputs

Applications/Uses

  • Computers: Desktop, Workstation, Server
  • GTL Bus Termination
  • LAN Servers
  • Local DC-DC Converters for CPUs
  • Workstations
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeSynchronous SwitchingPower Good SignalDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
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MAX1639 4.55.51.14.5Resistor35ExternalYesYes1
300
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SOIC (N)/16
$4.43 @1k
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MAX1639EVKIT: Evaluation Kit the MAX1639

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