Features and Benefits

  • +3V to VOUT Input Voltage Range
  • 12V or Adjustable Output Voltage
  • Up to 500mA Output Current
  • Internal 2A, 28V MOSFET Switch
  • 3µA Shutdown Current
  • 250kHz Switching Frequency
  • Surface-Mount Components
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX618 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a constant-frequency, PWM, step-up switching regulator with an internal 2A, 28V n-channel MOSFET. The EV kit accepts a +3V to VOUT input and converts it to a 12V output for currents up to 500mA. Conversion efficiency is greater than 90%. The EV kit operates at 250kHz, allowing the use of small external components.

The MAX618 EV kit is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount circuit board.


  • Automotive-Powered DC-DC Converters
  • Industrial +24V and +28V Systems
  • LCD Displays
  • Palmtop Computers

Documentation & Resources