MAX1688

Step-Up DC-DC Converters with Precise, Adaptive Current Limit for GSM

Reduces GSM Battery Peak Current by 6x, Eliminates DC-DC Noise during Transmission with User Selectable Disable


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Description

The MAX1687/MAX1688 step-up DC-DC converters deliver up to 2W from a single Li-Ion or three NiMH cells. The devices are ideal for burst-load applications such as GSM cell phones and wireless LANs, where the RF power amplifiers require short, high current bursts. The MAX1687/MAX1688 reduce battery surge current by slowly charging a reservoir capacitor, which supplies the necessary peak energy for the load current burst. As a result, the peak battery current is limited, thus maximizing battery life and minimizing battery voltage sag and transient dips.

An internal synchronous rectifier provides over 90% conversion efficiency and eliminates the need for an external Schottky diode. A logic shutdown mode reduces the shutdown current to only 3µA. The devices can be disabled during current bursts (RF transmit mode) to eliminate switching noise.

The switching frequency of the MAX1687/MAX1688, controlled by the selected inductor, can exceed 1MHz. Two external resistors set the output voltage from 1.25V to 6V. The MAX1687 controls peak battery current, while the MAX1688 features a more advanced, adaptive constant-recharge-time algorithm that maximizes battery life. The MAX1687/MAX1688 are available in thin 16-pin TSSOP (1.1mm max height) or standard 8-pin SO packages.
MAX1687, MAX1688: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1687, MAX1688: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Low 450mA Peak Battery Current Provides 2A, 5V GSM Burst
  • 90% Efficiency
  • Internal Power MOSFETs and Current-Sense Resistor
  • Output Disconnects from Input During Shutdown
  • 3µA Shutdown Current
  • Precise Voltage-Controlled Current Limit (MAX1687)
  • Adaptive Constant-Recharge-Time Capability (MAX1688)
  • 1.25V to 6V Adjustable Output
  • 2.7V to 6V Input Range (1 Li-Ion cell or 3 NiMH cells)
  • Switching Frequency Can Exceed 1MHz
  • Standby Mode Disables DC-DC During Transmission Burst
  • Low Inrush Current at Start-Up

Applications/Uses

  • GSM Phones
  • PC Cards (PCMCIA)
  • Wireless Handsets
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
IOUT1
(A)
Output Adjust. MethodSwitch TypeSynchronous SwitchingICC
(mA)
Shutdown Mode Supply Current
(µA)
DC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxtyptypSee Notes
MAX1687 2.761.2562.5ResistorInternalYes231500
SOIC (N)/8
TSSOP/16
$2.48 @1k
MAX1688 
SOIC (N)/8
TSSOP/16
$2.94 @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.


MAX1687EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1687, MAX1688
MAX1688EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1687, MAX1688

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