MAX786, MAX786R, MAX786S

Dual-Output Power Supply Controller for Notebook Computers

Dual-Output 3.3V and 5V Notebook Power Supply Provide Up to 50W with >90% Efficiency


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Description

The MAX786 is a system-engineered power-supply controller for notebook computers or similar battery-powered equipment. It provides two high-performance step-down (buck) pulse-width modulators (PWMs) for +3.3V and +5V. Other features include dual, low-dropout, micropower linear regulators for CMOS/RTC back-up, and two precision low-battery-detection comparators.

High efficiency (95% at 2A; greater than 80% at loads from 5mA to 3A) is achieved through synchronous rectification and PWM operation at heavy loads, and Idle Mode™ operation at light loads. The MAX786 uses physically small components, thanks to high operating frequencies (300kHz/200kHz) and a new current-mode PWM architecture that allows for output filter capacitors as small as 30µF per ampere of load. Line- and load-transient responses are terrific, with a high 60kHz unity-gain crossover frequency allowing output transients to be corrected within four or five clock cycles. Low system cost is achieved through a high level of integration and the use of low-cost, external N-channel MOSFETs.

Other features include low-noise, fixed-frequency PWM operation at moderate to heavy loads, and a synchronizable oscillator for noise-sensitive applications such as electromagnetic pen-based systems and communicating computers. The MAX786 is a monolithic, BiCMOS IC available in fine-pitch, surface-mount SSOP packages.
MAX786, MAX786R, MAX786S: Typical Application Circuit MAX786, MAX786R, MAX786S: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Dual PWM Buck Controllers (+3.3V and +5V)
  • Two Precision Comparators or Level Translators
  • 95% Efficiency
  • 420µA Quiescent Current, 70µA in Standby (linear regulators alive)
  • 25µA Shutdown Current (+5V linear alive)
  • 5.5V to 30V Input Range
  • Small SSOP Package
  • Fixed Output Voltages:
    • 3.3V (standard)
    • 3.45V (High-Speed Pentium®)
    • 3.6V (PowerPC®)

Applications/Uses

  • Communication Systems
  • Notebook Computers
  • Pen-Entry Systems
  • Portable Data Terminals
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Preset VOUT
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeSynchronous SwitchingDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX786 5.5303.35
3.3
5
Preset
Resistor
5ExternalYes2300
SSOP/28
$5.84 @1k
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