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  6. MAX1534


Features and Benefits

  • One Switching and Two Linear Regulators
  • Switching Regulator
    • +4.5V to +24V Input Voltage Range
    • Over 95% Efficiency
    • Up to 500mA Output Current
    • Up to 200kHz Switching Frequency
    • Fixed 5V or Adjustable Output Voltage
    • Internal 0.5Ω PMOS Switch
    • 100% Maximum Duty Cycle for Low-Dropout Operation
  • Two Low-Dropout Linear Regulators
    • Up to 160mA Output Current (Each)
    • 3.3V/Adj Output Voltage for OUT1
    • 1.8V/Adj Output Voltage for OUT2
  • ±1.5% Accurate Output Voltage
  • ±4% Accurate Shutdown for Low Battery Detection
  • Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • POK Output
  • 1mW Typical Standby Power

Product Details

The MAX1534 is a high-efficiency, triple-output power supply for keep-alive (always on) voltage rails. The 500mA buck regulator with an internal current-limited 0.5Ω PMOS steps down the battery or wall adapter supply rail to a fixed 5V or an adjustable output voltage. Two integrated low-voltage linear regulators follow this output and provide two independent preset output voltages of 3.3V and 1.8V, or adjustable output voltages.

The buck regulator utilizes a peak current-limit, pulse-frequency modulation (PFM) architecture for highest light-load efficiency to conserve battery life. High switching frequencies (up to 200kHz) allow the use of tiny surface-mount inductors and output capacitors. Operation to 100% duty cycle minimizes dropout voltage (250mV at 500mA).

The low-dropout linear regulators use an internal P-channel metal-oxide (PMOS) pass transistor to minimize supply current and deliver up to 160mA each of continuous current.

The MAX1534 includes a power-OK (POK) signal that indicates all outputs are in regulation. The 4% accurate threshold of the active-low SHDN input permits its use as a low-battery detector.

The MAX1534 is available in a small 16-pin thin QFN (4mm x 4mm) package, occupying 33% less board space than discrete solutions.


  • 2 to 4 Li+ Cell Battery-Powered Devices
  • Handheld Devices
  • Keep-Alive Supplies
  • Notebook and Subnotebook Computers
  • Standby Supplies
  • Wake On LAN®

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX1534ETE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-LFCSP-4X4X0.75
MAX1534ETE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-LFCSP-4X4X0.75
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