MAX1973

Smallest 1A, 1.4MHz Step-Down Regulators


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Description

The MAX1973/MAX1974 are constant-frequency 1.4MHz pulse-width-modulated (PWM) current-mode step-down regulators. The output voltage can be set as low as 0.75V using an external voltage-divider, or it can be set to preset outputs of 1V, 1.5V (MAX1974), 1.8V, or 2.5V (MAX1973) without requiring external resistors. The MAX1973 also includes a voltage-margining feature that offsets the output voltage up or down 4% to facilitate board-level production testing.

A fixed 1.4MHz operating frequency ensures operation outside the DSL frequency band, provides fast transient response, and allows the use of small external components. Only 4.7µF input and output ceramic capacitors are needed for 1A applications. Forced PWM operation ensures a constant switching frequency over all load conditions.

Output voltage accuracy is ±1% over load, line, and temperature operating ranges. The MAX1973 features voltage margining; the MAX1974 provides a POK output to indicate when the output has reached 90% of its nominal regulation voltage. Both devices are available in small 10-pin µMAX® packages.

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Key Features

  • Tiny Circuit Footprint of 0.19in²
  • Ultra-Low Circuit Height of 1.8mm
  • 4.7µF Ceramic Input and Output Capacitors
  • 2.6V to 5.5V Input Voltage
  • 1A Output Current
  • 1% Accurate
  • Built-In ±4% Logic-Controlled Voltage Margining (MAX1973)
  • Preset 1V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, or 0.75V to VIN Adjustable Output
  • Fixed-Frequency PWM Current-Mode Operation
  • 1.4MHz Switching Frequency, Operate Outside DSL Band
  • 100% Duty-Cycle Dropout Capability
  • Small External Components

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phone Base Stations
  • Central Office DSL and Telecom
  • DSL and Wireless Modems/Routers
  • DSP/ASIC Core and I/O supplies
  • Network Equipment
  • Optical Modules
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)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX1973 2.65.51.255
1.8
2.5
Preset
Resistor
0.95InternalYes-11400
UMAX/10
$3.07 @1k
MAX1974 0.75
1
1.5
Yes
UMAX/10
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Technical Documents

Tutorial 5133 Power-Supply Solutions for Altera FPGAs
Tutorial 5132 Power-Supply Solutions for Xilinx FPGAs
App Note 1767 USB-Powered DSL Modem Supply

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX1973.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

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