MAX1678

1 Cell to 2 Cell, Low-Noise, High-Efficiency, Step-Up DC-DC Converter

Efficient 1-Cell Step-Up Converter for Pagers


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Description

The MAX1678 is a high-efficiency, low-voltage, synchronous-rectified, step-up DC-DC converter intended for use in devices powered by 1 to 3-cell alkaline, NiMH, or NiCd batteries or a 1-cell lithium battery. It guarantees a 0.87V start-up voltage and features a low 37µA quiescent supply current.

The device includes a 1Ω, N-channel MOSFET power switch, a synchronous rectifier that acts as the catch diode, a reference, pulse-frequency-modulation (PFM) control circuitry, and circuitry to reduce inductor ringing-all in an ultra-small, 1.1mm-high µMAX® package.

The output voltage is preset to 3.3V or can be adjusted from +2V to +5.5V using only two resistors. Efficiencies up to 90% are achieved for loads up to 50mA. The device also features an independent undervoltage comparator (PFI/PFO) and a logic-controlled 2µA shutdown mode.
MAX1678: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1678: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 0.87V Guaranteed Start-Up
  • Up to 90% Efficiency
  • Built-In Synchronous Rectifier (no external diode)
  • Ultra-Small µMAX Package, 1.1mm High
  • 37µA Quiescent Current (85µA from 1.5V battery)
  • 2µA Logic-Controlled Shutdown
  • Power-Fail Detector
  • Dual Mode™ Output: Fixed 3.3V
  • Dual Mode Adjustable 2V to 5.5V
  • 45mA Output Current at 3.3V for 1-Cell Input
  • 90mA Output Current at 3.3V for 2-Cell Input
  • Inductor-Damping Switch Suppresses EMI

Applications/Uses

  • Pagers
  • Personal Medical Monitors
  • Pointing Devices
  • Remote Controls
  • Single-Cell Battery-Powered Devices

See parametric specs for Step-Up Switching Regulators (102)


Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
IOUT1
(A)
Switch Type
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MAX1678 0.75.525.50.09Internal

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.

MAX1678EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1678

Technical Documents

App Note 3741 Analog ICs for Low Voltage Systems
Product Reliability Reports: MAX1678.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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