MAX1651

5V/3.3V or Adjustable, High-Efficiency, Low-Dropout, Step-Down DC-DC Controller

High-Efficiency Step-Down Controller Operates with 4 to 8 Cells


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Description

The MAX1649/MAX1651 BiCMOS, step-down, DC-DC switching controllers provide high efficiency over loads ranging from 1mA to more than 2.5A. A unique, current-limited pulse-frequency-modulated (PFM) control scheme gives these devices the benefits of pulse-width-modulation (PWM) converters (high efficiency at heavy loads), while using only 100µA of supply current (vs. 2mA to 10mA for PWM converters). Dropout performance down to 300mV is provided by a high switch duty cycle (96.5%) and a low current-sense threshold (110mV).

A high switching frequency (up to 300kHz) allows these devices to use miniature external components.

The MAX1649/MAX1651 have dropout voltages less than 0.3V at 500mA and accept input voltages up to 16V. Output voltages are preset at 5V (MAX1649), or 3.3V (MAX1651). They can also be adjusted to any voltage from 1.5V to the input voltage by using two resistors.

These step-down controllers drive external P-channel MOSFETs at loads greater than 12.5W. If less power is required, use the MAX639/MAX640/MAX653 step-down converters with on-chip FETs, which allow up to a 225mA load current.
MAX1649, MAX1651: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1649, MAX1651: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • More than 90% Efficiency (10mA to 1.5A Loads)
  • More than 12.5W Output Power
  • Less than 0.3V Dropout Voltage at 500mA
  • 100µA Max Quiescent Supply Current
  • 5µA Max Shutdown Supply Current
  • 16V Max Input Voltage
  • 5V (MAX1649), 3.3V (MAX1651), or Adjustable Output Voltage
  • Current-Limited Control Scheme
  • Up to 300kHz Switching Frequency
  • Up to 96.5% Duty Cycle

Applications/Uses

  • 5V to 3.3V Green PC Applications
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • High-Efficiency Step-Down Regulation
  • PDAs
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Preset VOUT
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX1649 3161.53.35
Preset
Resistor
2.5External1300
PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
$2.24 @1k
MAX1651 
3.3
5
PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
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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.


MAX1649EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX649, MAX651, MAX652 and MAX1649, MAX1651
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