MAX8560

4MHz, 500mA Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converters in Thin SOT and TDFN

First 4MHz Step-Down DC-DC Converters Deliver 500mA with Over 90% Efficiency in SOT23 and TDFN


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Description

The MAX8560/MAX8561/MAX8562 step-down DC-DC converters are optimized for applications that prioritize small size and high efficiency. They utilize a proprietary hysteretic-PWM control scheme that switches with fixed frequency and is adjustable up to 4MHz, allowing customers to trade efficiency for smaller external components. Output current is guaranteed up to 500mA, while quiescent current is only 40µA (typ).

Internal synchronous rectification greatly improves efficiency and eliminates the external Schottky diode required in conventional step-down converters. Built-in soft-start eliminates inrush current to reduce input capacitor requirements. The MAX8561 features logic-controlled output voltage, while the MAX8562 drives an external bypass FET.

The MAX8560 is available in a 5-pin Thin SOT23 package. The MAX8561/MAX8562 are available in space-saving 8-pin 3mm x 3mm Thin DFN packages.
MAX8560, MAX8561, MAX8562: Typical Operating Circuit MAX8560, MAX8561, MAX8562: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Up to 4MHz PWM Switching Frequency
  • 500mA Guaranteed Output Current
  • 40µA (typ) Quiescent Current
  • Adjustable Output Voltage from 0.6V to 2.5V
  • Logic-Controlled Output Voltage (MAX8561)
  • Drives External Bypass FET (MAX8562)
  • ±1.5% Initial Accuracy
  • Soft-Start Eliminates Inrush Current
  • Fast Voltage-Positioning Transient Response
  • Internal Synchronous Rectifier
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Input
  • 0.1µA Logic-Controlled Shutdown
  • Thermal Shutdown
  • Thin SOT23 or Space-Saving 3mm x 3mm x 0.8mm TDFN Packages

Applications/Uses

  • CDMA/RF Power-Amplifier Supplies
  • Cell Phones/Smartphones
  • Microprocessor/DSP Core Supplies
  • PDAs, DSC, and MP3 Players
Part NumberVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
VOUT1
(V)
Output Adjust. MethodIOUT1
(A)
Switch TypeSynchronous SwitchingDC-DC OutputsOper. Freq.
(kHz)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX8560 2.75.50.62.5Resistor0.5InternalYes14000
TSOT/5
$1.71 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX8561EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX8561, MAX8562

Technical Documents

App Note 3603 Buck Converters Proliferate in Handhelds as Features and Processing Power Increase

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