Features and Benefits

  • Constant Current Regulation for Uniform Illumination
  • TA Derating Function to Allow Fewer LEDs for Same Brightness (MAX8596Z)
  • Flexible Analog or PWM Dimming Control
  • 1MHz Fixed-Frequency Switching
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • 2.6V to 5.5V Input Range
  • Up to 1.2W Output Power
  • Internal 36V Switch
  • High Efficiency Up to 86%
  • Tiny 3mm x 3mm TDFN Package
  • Small, Low-Profile Components
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Product Details

    The MAX8596Z evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that evaluates the MAX8596Z white LED step-up DC-DC converter. The circuit operates from 2.6V to 5.5V and delivers an adjustable 0 to 25mA to drive up to 8 white LEDs in series.

    The MAX8596Z EV kit comes configured for driving 6 white surface-mount LEDs; however, it can support up to 8 white LEDs. A 9th LED pad is provided to evaluate the MAX8595X/MAX8596X. The EV kit features the MAX8596Z's temperature derating function, but can be used to evaluate the MAX8595Z without this feature. Either IC provides the flexibility of controlling LED brightness through an external analog or a PWM dimming signal.


    • Cell Phones/Smartphones
    • e-Books and Subnotebooks
    • PDAs, Palmtops, and Wireless Handhelds
    • White LED Display Backlighting

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