MAX17544

4.5V–42V, 3.5A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter with Internal Compensation

Wide Input Voltage, 3.5A Internal FET Synchronous Buck Converter Ideal for Industrial Applications


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Description

The MAX17544 high-efficiency, high-voltage, synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs operates over 4.5V to 42V input. The converter can deliver up to 3.5A and generates output voltages from 0.9V up to 0.9 x VIN. The feedback (FB) voltage is accurate to within ±1.1% over -40°C to +125°C.

The MAX17544 uses peak-current-mode control. The device can be operated in pulse-width modulation (PWM), pulse-frequency modulation (PFM), or discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) control schemes.

The device is available in a 20-pin (5mm x 5mm) TQFN package. Simulation models are available.
MAX17544: Typical Application Circuit MAX17544: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • No Schottky—Synchronous Operation
    • Internal Compensation for Any Output Voltage
    • Built-In Soft-Start
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
  • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Wide 4.5V to 42V Input
    • Adjustable 0.9V to 0.9 x VIN Output
    • 100kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Switching Frequency with External Synchronization
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • Peak Efficiency > 90%
    • PFM/DCM Enables Enhanced Light-Load Efficiency
    • 2.8µA Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Peak Current-Limit Protection
    • Built-In Output Voltage Monitoring with Active-Low RESET
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Monotonic Startup into Prebiased Load
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Base Station Power Supply
  • Distributed Supply Regulation
  • General-Purpose Point-of-Load
  • High-Voltage Single-Board Systems
  • Industrial Power Supplies

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.

MAX17544EVKITA: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17544 in 3.3V Output-Voltage Application
MAX17544EVKITB: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17544 in 5V Output-Voltage Application

Technical Documents

User Guide 5861 EE-SIM Design and Simulation Environment User Guide

Tools & Models

  • EE-Sim: Design & Simulate MAX17544
  • MAX17544 SIMPLIS Schematic
  • MAX17544 SIMPLIS Schematic
  • Product Reliability Reports: MAX17544.pdf 
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    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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    Type ID Title
    Evaluation Board8630MAX17544EVKITB Evaluation Kit for the MAX17544 in 5V Output-Voltage Application
    Evaluation Board8629MAX17544EVKITA Evaluation Kit for the MAX17544 in 3.3V Output-Voltage Application