MAX1964

Tracking/Sequencing Triple/Quintuple Power-Supply Controllers

Lowest Cost, 3- and 5-Output Modem Supplies with Sequencing and Tracking


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Description

The MAX1964/MAX1965 power-supply controllers are designed to address cost-sensitive applications demanding voltage sequencing/tracking, such as cable modem consumer premise equipment (CPE), xDSL CPE, and set-top boxes. Operating off a low-cost, unregulated DC supply (such as a wall adapter output), the MAX1964 generates three positive outputs and the MAX1965 generates four positive outputs and one negative output to provide an inexpensive system power supply.

The MAX1964 includes a current-mode synchronous step-down controller and two positive regulator gain blocks. The MAX1965 has one additional positive gain block and one negative regulator gain block. The main synchronous step-down controller generates a high-current output that is preset to 3.3V or adjustable from 1.236V to 0.75 x VIN with an external resistive-divider. The 200kHz operating frequency allows the use of low-cost aluminum-electrolytic capacitors and low-cost power magnetics. Additionally, the MAX1964/MAX1965 step-down controllers sense the voltage across the low-side MOSFET's on-resistance to efficiently provide the current-limit signal, eliminating the need for costly current-sense resistors.

The MAX1964/MAX1965 generate additional supply rails at low cost. The positive regulator gain blocks use an external PNP pass transistor to generate low voltage rails directly from the main step-down converter (such as 2.5V or 1.8V from the main 3.3V output) or higher voltages using coupled windings from the step-down converter (such as 5V, 12V, or 15V). The MAX1965's negative gain block uses an external NPN pass transistor in conjunction with a coupled winding to generate -5V, -12V, or -15V.

All output voltages are externally adjustable, providing maximum flexibility. During startup, the MAX1964 features voltage sequencing and the MAX1965 features voltage tracking. Both controllers provide a power-good output that monitors all of the output voltages.
MAX1964, MAX1965: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1964, MAX1965: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 4.5V to 28V Input Voltage Range
  • Master DC-DC Step-Down Converter:
    • Preset 3.3V or Adjustable (1.236V to 0.75 x VIN) Output Voltage
    • Fixed Frequency (200kHz) PWM Controller
    • No Current-Sense Resistor
    • Adjustable Current Limit
    • 95% Efficient
    • Soft-Start
  • Two (MAX1964)/Four (MAX1965) Analog Gain Blocks:
    • Positive Analog Blocks Drive Low-Cost PNP Pass Transistors to Build Positive Linear Regulators
    • Negative Analog Block (MAX1965) Drives a Low-Cost NPN Pass Transistor to Build a Negative Linear Regulator
  • Power-Good Indicator
  • Voltage Sequencing (MAX1964) or Tracking (MAX1965)

Applications/Uses

  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
  • xDSL, Cable, and ISDN Modems
Product Reliability Reports: MAX1964.pdf 
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