Features and Benefits

  • 2.8V to 5.5V Supply Voltage Range
  • 70V Output Voltage (Approximate)
  • 0 to 4mA Output Current
  • Demonstrates APD Fast Current Limit
  • Demonstrates Undervoltage Lockout
  • Demonstrates Thermal-Shutdown Feature
  • MOUT Output Overvoltage Protection Through Clamping Circuit
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX15059 evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the MAX15059 APD biasing pulse-width modulation (PWM) step-up DC-DC converter with an internal power switch, current monitor, and adjustable current limiting. The step-up converter switches at 400kHz. The EV kit operates from a DC supply voltage of 2.8V to 5.5V and is configured to deliver approximately 70V, and 0 to 4mA of current at the output. The output voltage can be configured from VIN + 5V to 76V by replacing a resistor or adjusting the CNTRL voltage. The EV kit demonstrates the IC's APD fast current-limit, undervoltage-lockout (UVLO), and thermal-shutdown features.

The EV kit also features an APD input load-simulator circuit for current monitoring and step-response measurements.

The EV kit comes with the MAX15059AETE+ installed, but can also be used to evaluate the MAX15059BETE+.

Warning: Voltages exceeding 42V may exist on the VOUT, APD, MOUT, and PGND PCB pads.


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Applicable Parts


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