Features and Benefits

  • Input Voltage
    • +0.8V to +5.5V (VIN)
    • +2.4V to +5.5V (VCC)
  • Output Voltage
    • +18V Output Up to 20mA (as configured)
  • True Shutdown (output disconnected from input)
  • Output Voltage Adjustable with Resistors
  • Adjustable Inductor Current-Limit Setting
  • Internal MOSFET Switches
  • 1µA (max) IC Shutdown Current
  • Switching Frequency Up to 500kHz
  • Surface-Mount Components
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX1606 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount circuit board that contains a step-up switching converter that generates a positive voltage to drive low-power LCD displays. The circuit is configured for a +18V output voltage and provides up to 20mA. Higher output voltages are possible by selecting different components.

The IC operates from a +2.4V to +5.5V supply voltage but can boost battery voltages as low as +0.8V up to +28V at the output. The IC also offers a true shutdown mode that disconnects the output from the input. Three different inductor current limits can be evaluated with the EV kit as configured.


  • Data Acquisition

Applicable Parts

Documentation & Resources