MAX20473

Low-Voltage Synchronous Boost Converter

Industry's Only Automotive Synchronous Boost Converter with Up to 1A of Output Current and True Shutdown and Active-Low RESET Output


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Description

The MAX20471 and MAX20472 are high-efficiency, low-voltage DC-DC converters that boost a 3.0V to 4.0V input supply to between 3.8V and 5.25V (factory configurable) at 500mA, 1A, or 2A. The boost converters achieve ±1.5% output error over load, line, and temperature ranges.

The ICs feature a 2.2MHz fixed-frequency, forced pulse-width modulation (FPWM) mode for better noise immunity and load-transient response, as well as a pulse-frequency modulation (skip) mode for increased efficiency during light-load operation. The 2.2MHz frequency operation enables the use of all-ceramic capacitors and minimizes external components. The programmable spread-spectrum frequency modulation minimizes radiated electromagnetic emissions. Integrated low RDS(ON) switches improve efficiency at heavy loads, which make the layout a much simpler task with respect to discrete solutions.

Other features of the parts include true output shutdown, soft-start ramping, overcurrent limiting, and overtemperature protection.

Key Features

  • Synchronous Boost Converter
    • 3.8V to 5.25V Output in 50mV Steps
    • 500mA, 1A, and 2A Output Versions
  • 3.0V to 4.0V Operating Supply Voltage
  • True Output Shutdown
  • 2.2MHz Switching Operation
  • Open-Drain Reset Output Pin (Active-Low RESET)
  • Spread-Spectrum Enable Pin (EN)
  • High Precision
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy
    • 93V ±2% Undervoltage Monitoring
    • 107V ±2% Overvoltage Monitoring
    • Good Load-Transient Performance
  • Robust for the Automotive Environment
    • Current-Mode Control, Forced-PWM, and Skip Operation
    • Overtemperature and Overcurrent Protection
    • 12-Pin (3mm × 3mm) TDFN
    • 8-Pin (0.150”) SOIC (MAX20471 Only)
    • -40°C to +125°C Automotive Temperature Range
  • Quality and Environmental Data

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    MAX20473
    Low-Voltage Synchronous Boost Converter

    • Synchronous Boost Converter
    • 3.0V to 4.0V Operating Supply Voltage
    • True Output Shutdown
  • High Precision
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy
    • 93V ±2% Undervoltage Monitoring
    • 107V ±2% Overvoltage Monitoring
  • Robust for the Automotive Environment
    • Current-Mode Control, Forced-PWM, and Skip Operation
    • Overtemperature and Overcurrent Protection
    • 12-Pin (3mm × 3mm) TDFN

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    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

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    MAX20458
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    • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
    • Enables Crank-Ready Designs
    • EMI Reduction Features Reduce Interference with Sensitive Radio Bands without Sacrificing Wide Input Voltage Range

    MAX20057
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    • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
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    • Integration and Thermally Enhanced Packages Save Board Space and Cost

    MAX17631
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    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

    MAX17634A
    4.5V to 36V, 4.25A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

    MAX17634B
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    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

    MAX17634C
    4.5V to 36V, 4.25A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

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    MAX20457
    36V Dual 3.5A/2A Synchronous Buck Converters for Automotive Applications

    • Meets Stringent OEM Module Power Consumption and Performance Specifications
    • Enables Crank-Ready Designs
    • EMI Reduction Features Reduce Interference with Sensitive Radio Bands without Sacrificing Wide Input-Voltage Range

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    • Offers Flexibility for Power-Design Optimization

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    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

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    • Extend System Run Time
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    • Multiple Functions for Small Size
    • High Precision
    • Robust for the Automotive Environment

    MAX20006E
    36V, 220kHz to 2.2MHz, 4A/6A/8A Fully Integrated Automotive Step-Down Converters

    • Multiple Functions for Small Size
    • High Precision
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    MAX20008E
    36V, 220kHz to 2.2MHz, 4A/6A/8A Fully Integrated Automotive Step-Down Converters

    • Multiple Functions for Small Size
    • High Precision
    • Robust for the Automotive Environment

    MAX17630
    4.5V to 36V, 1A, High-Efficiency, Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

    • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Reduces Power Dissipation

    MAX20011
    Automotive Single 8A/12A Step-Down Converter with High Efficiency

    • High-Efficiency DC-DC Converter
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    MAX15158Z
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    • Wide Operating Range
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    MAX20079
    Automotive 36V 3.5A Buck Converter with 3.5μA IQ

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    MAX20026, MAX20026S
    Automotive Quad, Low-Voltage Step-Down DC-DC Converters with Low-Noise LDO

    • High-Integration Shrinks Solution Size
    • Performance Designed for Automotive Point-of-Load Regulation
    • Low-Noise Features Improve EMI Performance

    MAX20026S
    Automotive Quad, Low-Voltage Step-Down DC-DC Converters with Low-Noise LDO

    • High-Integration Shrinks Solution Size
    • Performance Designed for Automotive Point-of-Load Regulation
    • Low-Noise Features Improve EMI Performance

    MAX20801
    MPP Tracking DC-DC Converter

    • Performs MPPT on 20-24 Series Connected PV Cells
    • Fast MPPT Reacts Quickly to Changing Conditions
    • Integrated Voltage-Limiting Clamps Output Voltage

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    • Performs MPPT on 20-24 Series Connected PV Cells
    • Fast MPPT Reacts Quickly to Changing Conditions
    • Integrated Voltage-Limiting Clamps Output Voltage

    MAX20059
    72V, 1A, Automotive Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

    • Synchronous DC-DC Converters with Integrated FETs
    • Flexibility
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    MAX20058
    60V, 1A, Automotive Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter

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    • Flexibility
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