MAX8640Y

Tiny 500mA, 4MHz/2MHz Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converters

Smallest 2mm x 2.1mm SC70 Package, the Industry's Smallest Total Solution Size, and Most Robust 4MHz/2MHz Step-Down DC-DC Converters on the Market that Can Deliver 500mA with Over 93% Efficiency


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Description

The MAX8640Y/MAX8640Z step-down converters are optimized for applications where small size, high efficiency, and low output ripple are priorities. They utilize a proprietary PWM control scheme that optimizes the switching frequency for high efficiency with small external components and maintains low output ripple voltage at all loads. The MAX8640Z switches at up to 4MHz to allow a tiny 1µH inductor and 2.2µF output capacitor. The MAX8640Y switches at up to 2MHz for higher efficiency while still allowing small 2.2µH and 4.7µF components. Output current is guaranteed up to 500mA, while typical quiescent current is 28µA. Factory-preset output voltages from 0.8V to 2.5V eliminate external feedback components.

Internal synchronous rectification greatly improves efficiency and replaces the external Schottky diode required in conventional step-down converters. Internal fast soft-start eliminates inrush current so as to reduce input capacitor requirements.

The MAX8640Y/MAX8640Z are available in the tiny 6-pin, SC70 (2.0mm x 2.1mm) and µDFN (1.5mm x 1.0mm) packages. Both packages are lead-free.
MAX8640Y, MAX8640Z: Typical Operating Circuit MAX8640Y, MAX8640Z: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Tiny SC70 and µDFN Packages
  • 500mA Guaranteed Output Current
  • 4MHz or 2MHz PWM Switching Frequency
  • Tiny External Components: 1µH/2.2µF or 2.2µH/4.7µF
  • 28µA Quiescent Current
  • Factory Preset Outputs from 0.8V to 2.5V
  • ±1% Initial Accuracy
  • Low Output Ripple at All Loads
  • Ultrasonic Skip Mode Down to 1mA Loads
  • Ultra-Fast Line- and Load-Transient Response
  • Fast Soft-Start Eliminates Inrush Current

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phones, PDAs, DSCs, MP3s
  • I/O Power
  • Microprocessor/DSP Core Power
  • Other Handhelds Where Space Is Limited
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
MAX8640Y 2.75.50.82.5
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.5
1.8
2.5
Preset0.5InternalYes12000
SC70/6
UDFN/6
$2.10 @1k
MAX8640Z 1.11.8
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.5
1.8
4000
SC70/6
UDFN/6
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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.


MAX8640EVKIT: MAX8640 Evaluation Kit

Technical Documents

App Note 5999 Choose the Right Regulator for the Job: Part 2, Primary Regulator Control Schemes

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX8640Y.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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