Features and Benefits

  • 2.6V to 5.5V Input Voltage Range
  • 1MHz Fixed-Frequency PWM Switching
  • 600mA Output Current
  • Adjustable Output Voltages
    • 1.76 x REFIN (MAX8506)
    • 2 x REFIN (MAX8507)
    • Set by External Feedback Resistors (MAX8508)
  • Low 0.1µA (typ) Quiescent Current in Shutdown Mode
  • Surface-Mount Construction
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX8506 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount circuit board that demonstrates the MAX8506 1MHz pulse-width-modulated (PWM) step-down DC-DC converter optimized for powering the power amplifier (PA) in wireless applications. The EV kit can dynamically control the output voltage in the 0.4V to VIN range from a 2.6V to 5.5V input. It can deliver 600mA of load current. The MAX8506 EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX8507, which has a different gain, and the MAX8508, whose output can be externally programmed for fixed 0.75V to 3.4V.


  • WCDMA/NCDMA Cell Phones
  • Wireless Modems
  • Wireless PDAs, Palmtops, and Notebook Computers