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- FireWire® Power Supplies
The MAX5080 internal switching frequency is set to 250kHz. The MAX5080 normally operates as a PWM converter and automatically switches to PFM mode at light loads to improve efficiency. The MAX5080 features a SYNC input to provide external frequency synchronization for noise-sensitive applications. The EV kit features PC board pads to evaluate the SYNC and ON/OFF-bar features of the MAX5080. The MAX5080 can operate over the automotive -40°C to +125°C temperature range. The MAX5080 step-down converter is suitable for FireWire®, automotive, and point-of-load applications.