Features and Benefits

  • +5V to +24V Input Voltage Range
  • Preset 2.5V Output Voltage
  • 1.0V to 5.5V Adjustable Output
  • 4A Output Current
  • 94% Efficient (VOUT = 2.5V, VBATT = 7V, ILOAD = 2A)
  • 300kHz Switching Frequency
  • No Current-Sense Resistor
  • Power-Good Output
  • Low-Profile Components
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX1714A evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates a standard 4A application circuit. This DC-DC converter steps down high-voltage batteries and/or AC adapters, generating a precision, low-voltage rail for use as chipset, DRAM, and other low-voltage supplies. For higher current applications up to 12A, refer to the MAX1714A data sheet.

The MAX1714A EV kit provides a 2.5V output voltage from a +5V to +24V battery input range. It delivers up to 4A output current with greater than 90% efficiency while operating at a 300kHz switching frequency, and has superior line- and load-transient response.

This EV kit is a fully assembled and tested circuit board. It also allows evaluation of other output voltages in the 1.0V to 5.5V range by changing feedback resistors R1 and R2.


  • 1.8V and 2.5V I/O Supplies
  • Chipset/RAM Supplies as Low as 1V
  • CPU Core Supplies
  • Notebook Computers

Documentation & Resources