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Evaluation Kit for the MAX20073

Product Details

The MAX20073 evaluation kit demonstrates the performance and behavior of the MAX20073, a part in the MAX20015–MAX20018/MAX20073/MAX20074 family of pin-compatible, low-voltage, step-down switching regulator ICs.

The regulator delivers current up to 2A at an output voltage between 0.5V and 3.8V. The device operates from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply voltage, making it ideal for post-regulation and point-of-load applications. The total error over load, line, and temperature ranges is 1.5%. The base switching frequency is 2.2MHz, which allows for all-ceramic capacitor application designs. The regulator can either be synchronized to an external clock or placed in a power-saving skip mode for increased efficiency at light loads.

The regulator provides an enable input and fault flag output. The output voltage can be set using an external resistor-divider and an internal 0.5V reference. Alternatively, it can be programmed at the factory for a specific output voltage, achieving 1.5% output accuracy without resorting to expensive 0.1% resistors. The soft-start time and fault hold time can also be factory programmed.

The regulators include overtemperature shutdown and overcurrent limiting. They are designed to continuously operate over the -40°C to +125°C ambient temperature.

Key Features

  • 2.7V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
  • 0.5V to 3.8V Output Voltage Range
    • Set by External Resistive Divider or Preprogrammed at Factory
    • Base EV Kit Configuration Set to 1.8V/2A Output
  • High-Frequency Switching (2.2MHz) Allows for an All-Ceramic Capacitor Design
  • Continuously Produces Output Current Up to 2A
  • Compact Solution Size
    • Externally Adjustable Output Implementation Fits Inside 65mm2 Area
    • Preprogrammed Output Implementation Fits Inside 55mm2 Area

Applications/Uses

  • Automotive
  • Point-of-Load

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX20073 Apr 01, 2020

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Key Features

  • 2.7V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
  • 0.5V to 3.8V Output Voltage Range
    • Set by External Resistive Divider or Preprogrammed at Factory
    • Base EV Kit Configuration Set to 1.8V/2A Output
  • High-Frequency Switching (2.2MHz) Allows for an All-Ceramic Capacitor Design
  • Continuously Produces Output Current Up to 2A
  • Compact Solution Size
    • Externally Adjustable Output Implementation Fits Inside 65mm2 Area
    • Preprogrammed Output Implementation Fits Inside 55mm2 Area

Applications/Uses

  • Automotive
  • Point-of-Load

Description

The MAX20073 evaluation kit demonstrates the performance and behavior of the MAX20073, a part in the MAX20015–MAX20018/MAX20073/MAX20074 family of pin-compatible, low-voltage, step-down switching regulator ICs.

The regulator delivers current up to 2A at an output voltage between 0.5V and 3.8V. The device operates from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply voltage, making it ideal for post-regulation and point-of-load applications. The total error over load, line, and temperature ranges is 1.5%. The base switching frequency is 2.2MHz, which allows for all-ceramic capacitor application designs. The regulator can either be synchronized to an external clock or placed in a power-saving skip mode for increased efficiency at light loads.

The regulator provides an enable input and fault flag output. The output voltage can be set using an external resistor-divider and an internal 0.5V reference. Alternatively, it can be programmed at the factory for a specific output voltage, achieving 1.5% output accuracy without resorting to expensive 0.1% resistors. The soft-start time and fault hold time can also be factory programmed.

The regulators include overtemperature shutdown and overcurrent limiting. They are designed to continuously operate over the -40°C to +125°C ambient temperature.

Technical Docs

Data Sheet Evaluation Kit for the MAX20073 Apr 01, 2020

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal