Features and Benefits

  • Reduces Solution Size and Cost
    • All-Ceramic Capacitor Solution Allows Ultra-Compact Solution Size
    • 100kHz to 1MHz (MAX17290) and 1MHz to 2.5MHz (MAX17292) Switching-Frequency with External Synchronization
  • Increases Design Flexibility
    • Bootstrapped Mode Allows Input Voltage to be 2.5V
    • Adjustable Slope Compensation
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • >90% Peak Efficiency
    • Low 4μA (typ.) Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably
    • 42V Input Voltage Transient Protection
    • Fixed 9ms Internal Software Start Reduces Input Inrush Current
    • PGOOD Output and Hiccup Mode for Enhanced System Protection
    • Overtemperature Shutdown
    • Reduced EMI Emission with Spread-Spectrum Control

Product Details

The MAX17290/MAX17292 high-efficiency, synchronous step-up DC-DC controllers operate over a 4.5V to 36V input voltage range with 42V input transient protection. The input operating range can be extended to as low as 2.5V in Bootstrapped mode.

The MAX17290 and MAX17292 use a constant-frequency, pulse-width modulating (PWM), peak current-mode control architecture. There are multiple versions of the devices offering one or more of the following functions: a synchronization output (SYNCO) for 180° out-of-phase operation, an overvoltage protection function using a separate input pin (OVP), and a reference input pin (REFIN) to allow on-the-fly output voltage adjustment.

The MAX17290 and MAX17292 operate in different frequency ranges. All versions can be synchronized to an external master clock using the FSET/SYNC input.

The devices are available in a compact 12-pin (3mm x 3mm) TQFN and 10-pin μMAX packages. Both packages have exposed pads. -40°C to +85°C Operation.


  • Distributed Supply Regulation
  • General-Purpose Point-of-Load
  • Offline Power Supplies
  • Telecom Hardware

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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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MAX17292 SIMPLIS Schematic

MAX17292 SIMPLIS Schematic

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