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60V, 400mA, Ultra-Small, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converters

Industry’s Smallest High-Voltage Synchronous Buck Regulator

Product Details

Key Features

Parametric specs for Step-Down Switching Regulators
VIN (V) (min) 4.5
VIN (V) (max) 60
VOUT1 (V) (min) 0.9
VOUT1 (V) (max) 53
IOUT1 (A) (max) 0.4
Switch Type Internal
Preset VOUT (V) 5
Output Adjust. Method Preset
Resistor
Synchronous Switching? Yes
Power Good Signal Yes
IQ (mA) (typ) 2.5
# DC-DC Outputs 1
Switching Frequency (kHz) 500
Design Tools EE-Sim
Package/Pins TDFN/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
0.85
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Step-Down Switching Regulators
VIN (V) (min) 4.5
VIN (V) (max) 60
VOUT1 (V) (min) 0.9
VOUT1 (V) (max) 53
IOUT1 (A) (max) 0.4
Switch Type Internal
Preset VOUT (V) 5
Output Adjust. Method Preset
Resistor
Synchronous Switching? Yes
Power Good Signal Yes
IQ (mA) (typ) 2.5
# DC-DC Outputs 1
Switching Frequency (kHz) 500
Design Tools generateDesignEESIMUrl('http://maxim.transim.com/pwm2/designreq/Index?partId=25944', '')
Package/Pins TDFN/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
0.85

Key Features

  • Eliminates External Components and Reduces Total Cost
    • No Schottky—Synchronous Operation for High Efficiency and Reduced Cost
    • Internal Compensation
    • Internal Feedback Divider for Fixed 3.3V, 5V Output Voltages
    • Internal Soft-Start
    • All Ceramic Capacitors, Ultra-Compact Layout
  • Flexibility to Support Multiple Rails in a System
    • Wide 4.5V to 60V Input Voltage Range
    • Fixed 3.3V and 5V Output Voltage Options
    • Adjustable 0.9V to 0.89 x VIN Output Voltage Option
    • Delivers up to 400mA Load Current
    • Configurable Between PFM and Forced-PWM Modes
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • 92% Peak Efficiency
    • PFM Feature for High Light-Load Efficiency
    • 2.2µA (typ) Shutdown Current
  • ​Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Hiccup-Mode Current Limit and Auto-retry Startup
    • Built-In Output Voltage Monitoring with Open-Drain Active-Low RESET Pin 
    • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
    • Monotonic Startup into Prebiased Output
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Wide -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range and -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range
    • Complies with CISPR32 (EN55032) Class B Conducted and Radiated Emissions

Applications/Uses

  • Industrial Sensors
  • 4–20mA Current Loops
  • HVAC and Building Control
  • High-Voltage LDO Replacement
  • General Purpose Point-of-Load

Description

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller, and simpler power-supply solutions. The MAX17640 family of products are high-efficiency, high-voltage, Himalaya synchronous DC-DC converters with integrated MOSFETs operating over a wide input-voltage range of 4.5V to 60V.

The converters can deliver up to 400mA and generate output voltages from 0.9V to 0.89 x VIN; MAX17640A fixed at 3.3V, MAX17640B fixed at 5.0V, and MAX17640C is adjustable. The family of converters is available in a compact, 8-pin, 2mm x 2mm TDFN package. Simulation models are available to evaluate the performance using the online EE-Sim® tool from Maxim.

The device employs a peak-current-mode control architecture with a MODE pin that can be used to operate the device in pulse-width modulation (PWM) or pulse-frequency modulation (PFM) control schemes. PWM operation provides constant frequency operation at all loads and is useful in applications sensitive to variable switching frequency. PFM operation disables negative inductor current and additionally skips pulses at light loads for high-efficiency. The low-resistance on-chip MOSFETs ensure high-efficiency at full load and simplify the PCB layout.

To reduce input inrush current, the device offers an internal soft-start. The device also incorporates an EN/UVLO pin that allows the user to turn on the part at the desired input voltage level. An open-drain active-low RESET pin can be used for output-voltage monitoring.

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