MAX1714B

High-Speed Step-Down Controller for Notebook Computers

Low-Cost, Ultra-Fast, 1%-Accurate Controllers Power Next-Generation Notebook CPU Core and I/O


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Description

The MAX1714 pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller provides the high efficiency, excellent transient response, and high DC output accuracy needed for stepping down high-voltage batteries to generate low-voltage CPU core or chip-set/RAM supplies in notebook computers.

Maxim's proprietary Quick-PWM™ quick-response, constant-on-time PWM control scheme handles wide input/output voltage ratios with ease and provides 100ns "instant-on" response to load transients while maintaining a relatively constant switching frequency.

The MAX1714 achieves high efficiency at a reduced cost by eliminating the current-sense resistor found in traditional current-mode PWMs. Efficiency is further enhanced by an ability to drive very large synchronous-rectifier MOSFETs.

Single-stage buck conversion allows these devices to directly step down high-voltage batteries for the highest possible efficiency. Alternatively, two-stage conversion (stepping down the +5V system supply instead of the battery) at a higher switching frequency allows the minimum possible physical size.

The MAX1714 is intended for CPU core, chipset, DRAM, or other low-voltage supplies as low as 1V. The MAX1714A is available in a 20-pin QSOP package and includes overvoltage protection. The MAX1714B is available in a 16-pin QSOP package with no overvoltage protection. For applications requiring VID compliance or DAC control of output voltage, refer to the MAX1710/MAX1711 data sheet. For a dual output version, refer to the MAX1715 data sheet.
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Key Features

  • Ultra-High Efficiency
  • No Current-Sense Resistor (Lossless ILIMIT)
  • Quick-PWM with 100ns Load-Step Response
  • 1% VOUT Accuracy Over Line and Load
  • 2.5V/3.3V Fixed or 1V to 5.5V Adjustable Output Range
  • 2V to 28V Battery Input Range
  • 200/300/450/600kHz Switching Frequency
  • Overvoltage Protection (MAX1714A)
  • Undervoltage Protection
  • 1.7ms Digital Soft-Start
  • Drives Large Synchronous-Rectifier FETs
  • 2V ±1% Reference Output
  • Power-Good Indicator

Applications/Uses

  • 1.8V and 2.5V I/O Supplies
  • Chipset/RAM Supplies as Low as 1V
  • CPU Core Supplies
  • Notebook Computers

See parametric specs for Step-Down Switching Regulators (409)


Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
IOUT1
(A)
Switch Type
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MAX1714A 22815.58External
MAX1714B 

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.

MAX1714AEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1714A
MAX1714BEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX1714B
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