Features and Benefits

  • Selectable Switching Frequencies:
    • 125kHz/250kHz (MAX1680)
    • 500kHz/1MHz (MAX1681)
  • Allow Use of Small Capacitors (1µF for the MAX1681)
  • 125mA Output Current
  • 3.5Ω Output Impedance
  • 1µA Logic-Controlled Shutdown
  • Configurable as Voltage Inverters or Doublers
  • +2.0V to +5.5V Input Voltage Range
  • Available in 8-Pin SO Packages
  • 90% Efficiency

Product Details

The MAX1680/MAX1681 inductorless switched-capacitor voltage converters either invert an input voltage of +2.0V to +5.5V or double it while supplying up to 125mA output current. They have a selectable-frequency option that allows the use of small capacitors: 4.7µF (MAX1680), 1µF (MAX1681). With their high output current capability, these charge-pump devices are suitable replacements for inductor-based regulators, which require more expensive external components and additional board space.

The devices' equivalent output resistance (typically 3.5Ω) allows them to deliver as much as 125mA with only a 440mV drop. A shutdown feature reduces quiescent current to less than 1µA. The MAX1680/MAX1681 are available in 8-pin SO packages. For devices that deliver up to 50mA in smaller µMAX® packages, refer to the MAX860/MAX861 data sheet.


  • Interface Power Supplies
  • Local Negative Supplies
  • MOSFET Bias
  • Op-Amp Power Supplies

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