Features and Benefits

  • Adjustable Output Voltage up to 30V
  • 20mA at 20V from a Single Li+ Battery
  • 88% Efficiency
  • Up to 500kHz Switching Frequency
  • Selectable Inductor Current Limit (125mA, 250mA, or 500mA)
  • 18µA Operating Supply Current
  • 0.1µA Shutdown Current
  • Avaiable in Two Small Packages
    • 6-Pin TDFN
    • 6-Pin SOT23

Product Details

The MAX1605 boost converter contains a 0.5A internal switch in a tiny 6-pin SOT23 package. The IC operates from a +2.4V to +5.5V supply voltage, but can boost battery voltages as low as 0.8V up to 30V at the output.

The MAX1605 uses a unique control scheme providing the highest efficiency over a wide range of load conditions. An internal 0.5A MOSFET reduces external component count, and a high switching frequency (up to 500kHz) allows for tiny surface-mount components. The current limit can be set to 500mA, 250mA, or 125mA, allowing the user to reduce the output ripple and component size in low-current applications.

Additional features include a low quiescent supply current and a shutdown mode to save power. The MAX1605 is ideal for small LCD panels with low current requirements, but can also be used in other applications. A MAX1605EVKIT evaluation kit (EV kit) is available to help speed up design time.


  • Cell Phones/Cordless Phones
  • Handy Terminals
  • LCD Bias Generators
  • Organizers
  • Palmtop Computers
  • PDAs and Other Handheld Devices

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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