MAX16936

36V, 220kHz to 2.2MHz Step-Down Converters with 28µA Quiescent Current

2.5A Automotive Buck with FPWM Capability at Light Loads for EMI Management


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Description

The MAX16936/MAX16938 are 2.5A current-mode step-down converters with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs designed to operate with an external Schottky diode for better efficiency. The low-side MOSFET enables fixed-frequency forced-PWM (FPWM) operation under light-load applications. The devices operate with input voltages from 3.5V to 36V, while using only 28µA quiescent current at no load. The switching frequency is resistor programmable from 220kHz to 2.2MHz and can be synchronized to an external clock. The devices’ output voltage is available as 5V/3.3V fixed or adjustable from 1V to 10V. The wide input voltage range along with its ability to operate at 98% duty cycle during undervoltage transients make the devices ideal for automotive and industrial applications.

Under light-load applications, the FSYNC logic input allows the devices to either operate in skip mode for reduced current consumption or fixed-frequency FPWM mode to eliminate frequency variation to minimize EMI. Fixed-frequency FPWM mode is extremely useful for power supplies designed for RF transceivers where tight emission control is necessary. Protection features include cycle-by-cycle current limit and thermal shutdown with automatic recovery. Additional features include a power-good monitor to ease power-supply sequencing and a 180° out-of-phase clock output relative to the internal oscillator at SYNCOUT to create cascaded power supplies with multiple devices.

The MAX16936/MAX16938 operates over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range and are available in 16-pin TSSOP-EP and 5mm × 5mm, 16-pin TQFN-EP packages.

MAX16936: Typical Application Circuit MAX16936: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Integration and High-Switching Frequency Saves Space
    • Integrated 2.5A High-Side Switch
    • Low-BOM-Count Current-Mode Control Architecture
    • Fixed Output Voltage with ±2% Accuracy (5V/3.3V) or Externally Resistor Adjustable (1V to 10V)
    • 220kHz to 2.2MHz Switching Frequency with Three Operation Modes (Skip Mode, Forced Fixed-Frequency Operation, and External Frequency Synchronization)
    • Automatic LX Slew-Rate Adjustment for Optimum Efficiency Across Operating Frequency Range
  • 180° Out-of-Phase Clock Output at SYNCOUT Enables Cascaded Power Supplies for Increased Power Output
  • Spread-Spectrum Frequency Modulation Reduces EMI Emissions
  • Wide Input Voltage Range Supports Automotive Applications
    • 3.5V to 36V Input Voltage Range
    • Enable Input Compatible from 3.3V Logic Level to 42V
  • Robust Performance Supports Wide Range of Automotive Applications
    • 42V Load-Dump Protection
    • -40°C to +125°C Automotive Temperature Range
    • Thermal-Shutdown Protection
    • AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Power-Good Output Allows Power-Supply Sequencing
  • Tight Overvoltage Protection Provides Smaller Overshoot Voltages (MAX16938)

Applications/Uses

  • Distributed DC Power Systems
  • Navigation and Radio Head Units
  • Point of Load Applications

See parametric specs for Step-Down Switching Regulators (405)


Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Preset VOUT
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypePower Good SignalDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Design ToolsPackage/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX16936 3.542110
3.3
5
Preset
Resistor
2.5InternalYes1
200
2200
EE-Sim
TQFN/16
TSSOP/16
$2.69 @1k
MAX16938 
TQFN/16
TSSOP/16
$3.90 @1k

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.

MAX16936EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX16936/MAX16938/MAX16939

Technical Documents

App Note 5346 Power Control for Automotive Applications

Tools & Models

  • EE-Sim: Design & Simulate MAX16936
  • MAX16936 SIMPLIS Schematic
  • Product Reliability Reports: MAX16936.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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