MAX17634A

4.5V to 36V, 4.25A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

A High-Efficiency, High-Voltage, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter with Integrated MOSFETs


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Description

The MAX17634x is a high-efficiency, high-voltage, synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs operating over an input-voltage range of 4.5V to 36V. It can deliver up to 4.25A current. The MAX17634 is available in three variants: MAX17634A, MAX17634B, and MAX17634C. The MAX17634A and MAX17634B are fixed 3.3V and fixed 5V output voltage parts, respectively. The MAX17634C is an adjustable output voltage (from 0.9V up to 90% of VIN) part. Built-in compensation across the output voltage range eliminates the need for external components.

The MAX17634x features peak-current-mode control architecture. The device can be operated in forced pulse-width modulation (PWM), pulse-frequency modulation (PFM), or discontinuous-conduction mode (DCM) to enable high efficiency under full-load and lightload conditions. The MAX17634x offers a low minimum on time that allows high switching frequencies and a smaller solution size.

The feedback voltage regulation accuracy over -40°C to +125°C for the MAX17634x is ±1.3%.The device is available in a compact 20-pin (4mm x 4mm) TQFN package. Simulation models are available.

Key Features

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • No Schottky–Synchronous Operation
    • Internal Compensation Components
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
  • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Wide 4.5V to 36V Input
    • Adjustable Output Range from 0.9V up to 90% of VIN
    • 400kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Frequency with External Synchronization
    • Available in a 20-Pin, 4mm x 4mm TQFN Package
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • Peak Efficiency of 94%
    • PFM and DCM Modes Enable Enhanced Light-Load Efficiency
    • Auxiliary Bootstrap Supply (EXTVCC) for Improved Efficiency
    • 2.8μA Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Hiccup-Mode Overload Protection
    • Adjustable and Monotonic Startup with Prebiased Output Voltage
    • Built-in Output-Voltage Monitoring with RESET (Active Low)
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/ -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range

Applications/Uses

  • Industrial Control Power Supplies
  • General-Purpose Point-of-Load
  • Distributed Supply Regulation
  • Base Station Power Supplies
  • Wall Transformer Regulation
  • High-Voltage, Single-Board Systems
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Preset VOUT
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeSynchronous SwitchingPower Good SignalDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Design ToolsPackage/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX17634A NEW!4.536--3.3
Preset
Resistor
4.25InternalYesYes1
400
2200
EE-Sim
TQFN-CU/20
$1.97 @1k
MAX17634B NEW!--5
TQFN-CU/20
MAX17634C NEW!0.932.4-
TQFN-CU/20
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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.


MAX17634AEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634A 3.3V Output-Voltage Application
MAX17634BEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634B 5V Output-Voltage Application
MAX17634CEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634C 5V Output-Voltage Application

Quality and Environmental Data

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Tools & Models

  • EE-Sim: Design & Simulate MAX17634A
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    Type ID Title
    Evaluation Board10433MAX17634CEVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634C 5V Output-Voltage Application
    Evaluation Board10432MAX17634BEVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634B 5V Output-Voltage Application
    Evaluation Board10431MAX17634AEVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX17634A 3.3V Output-Voltage Application