Features and Benefits

  • +0.7V to +5.5V Input Voltage
  • +3.3V Output Voltage
  • Internal Synchronous Rectifier Provides up to 96% Efficiency
  • Output is Adjustable with External Resistors
  • Up to 800mA Output
  • On-Chip N-Channel Switch
  • 1µA Shutdown Current
  • 1MHz Switching Frequency
  • Fixed-Frequency PWM Operation
  • Surface-Mount Components
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX1760 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount circuit board that contains a boost switching-regulator circuit. The EV kit provides a regulated +3.3V output at up to 800mA of current. The input voltage range is +0.7V to +5.5V. However, the output voltage will rise above the regulation point for input voltages exceeding 3.3V. A one- or two-cell battery input can also be used to power the EV kit.

The MAX1760 features an internal N-channel MOSFET switch, a synchronous rectifier, and a pin-selectable forced PWM mode. The MAX1760 EV kit demonstrates low quiescent current and power efficiency up to 96%, thus increasing battery life. Operation at 1MHz allows the use of tiny surface-mount components.


  • Cable Modems
  • Cell Phones
  • Consumer Audio
  • Cordless Phones
  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Pagers
  • Pen Entry Palmtops
  • POS Terminals
  • Wireless Data
  • Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
  • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

Documentation & Resources