Features and Benefits

  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 2.7V to 16.5V
  • Low, 490mV Dropout at 350mA Output Current (MAX1659)
  • 30µA Supply Current
  • 1µA Max Shutdown Current
  • High-Power (1.2W) 8-Pin SO Package
  • Dual Mode Operation Output:
    • Fixed 3.3V (MAX1658)
    • Fixed 5.0V (MAX1659)
    • or Adjustable (1.25V to 16V)
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Current-Limit Protection
  • Reverse Battery Protection

Product Details

The MAX1658/MAX1659 linear regulators maximize battery life by combining ultra-low supply currents and low dropout voltages. They feature Dual Mode™ operation, which presets the output to 3.3V (MAX1658) or 5V (MAX1659), or permits it to be adjusted between 1.25V and 16V. The regulator supplies up to 350mA, with a typical dropout of 650mV for the MAX1658 and 490mV for the MAX1659. With their p-channel MOSFET pass transistor, these devices maintain a low quiescent current from zero output current to the full 350mA, even in dropout. They support input voltages ranging from 2.7V to 16.5V.

The MAX1658/MAX1659 feature a 1µA shutdown mode, reverse battery protection, short-circuit protection, and thermal shutdown. They are available in a special high-power (1.2W), 8-pin SO package designed specifically for compact applications.


  • Cell Phones
  • Digital Cordless Phones
  • Electronic Planners
  • Handheld Instruments (PDAs, Palmtops)
  • Modems
  • Palmtop Computers
  • PCMCIA Cards
  • PCS Phones

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