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  2. Power Management
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  4. Battery Charger IC
  5. Switching Battery Chargers
  6. MAX1641


Features and Benefits

  • 95% Efficiency
  • +5.5V to +26V Input Supply Range
  • 2V to 24V Adjustable-Output Voltage Range
  • 100% Maximum Duty Cycle (Low Dropout)
  • Up to 500kHz PWM Operation
  • Optional Synchronous Rectifier
  • 16-Pin QSOP Package
  • Current-Sense Accuracy:
    • 2% (MAX1641)
    • 5.3% (MAX1640)

Product Details

The MAX1640/MAX1641 CMOS, adjustable-output, switch-mode current sources operate from a +5.5V to +26V input, and are ideal for microprocessor-controlled battery chargers. Charging current, maximum output voltage, and pulse-trickle charge are programmed with external resistors. Programming the off-time modifies the switching frequency, suppressing undesirable harmonics in noise-sensitive circuits. The MAX1640's high-side current sensing allows the load to connect directly to ground, eliminating ground-potential errors. The MAX1641 incorporates a low-side current sense.

The MAX1640/MAX1641 step-down pulse-width-modulation (PWM) controllers use an external P-channel MOSFET switch and an optional, external N-channel MOSFET synchronous rectifier for increased efficiency. An internal low-dropout linear regulator provides power for the internal reference and circuitry as well as the gate drive for the N-channel synchronous rectifier.

The MAX1640/MAX1641 are available in space-saving, 16-pin narrow QSOP packages.


  • Backup Battery Charger
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Cell Phones
  • Cordless Phones
  • Handy Terminals
  • Laptop, Notebook, and Palmtop Computers
  • PCS Phones
  • Portable Consumer Products

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX1641EEE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
MAX1641EEE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
Wafer Fabrication Data MAX1641 Reliability Data

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