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Features and Benefits

  • Free-Running On-Demand PWM
  • Selectable Light-Load Pulse-Skipping Operation
  • ±1% Total DC Error in Forced-PWM Mode
  • 5V to 20V Input Range
  • Flexible Output Voltages
    • OUT1: Dual Mode™ Fixed 2.5V or 1V to 5.5V Adjustable
    • OUT2: Dual Mode Fixed 1.8V or 1V to 5.5V Adjustable
  • Output Undervoltage Protection
  • Complementary Synchronous Buck
  • No Current-Sense Resistor
  • 4.65V at 25mA Linear Regulator Output
  • 4µA V+ Shutdown Supply Current
  • 5µA VL Shutdown Supply Current
  • 950µA Quiescent Supply Current
  • Tiny 16-Pin QSOP Package

Product Details

The MAX1761 dual pulse-width-modulation (PWM), step-down controller provides high efficiency, excellent transient response, and high DC output accuracy in an extremely compact circuit topology. These features are essential for stepping down high-voltage batteries to generate low-voltage CPU core, I/O, and chipset RAM supplies in PC board area critical applications, such as notebook computers and smart phones.

Maxim's proprietary Quick-PWM™ quick-response, constant-on-time PWM control scheme handles wide input/output voltage ratios with ease and provides "instant-on" response to load transients while maintaining a relatively constant switching frequency.

The MAX1761 achieves high efficiency at reduced cost by eliminating the current-sense resistor found in traditional current-mode PWMs. Efficiency is further enhanced by its ability to drive large synchronous-rectifier MOSFETs. The MAX1761 employs a complementary MOSFET output stage, which reduces component count by eliminating external bootstrap capacitors and diodes.

Single-stage buck conversion allows this device to directly step down high-voltage batteries for the highest possible efficiency. Alternatively, two-stage conversion (stepping down the +5V system supply instead of the battery) at a higher switching frequency allows the minimum possible physical size.

The MAX1761 is intended for CPU core, chipset, DRAM, or other low-voltage supplies. The MAX1761 is available in a 16-pin QSOP package. For applications requiring greater output power, refer to the MAX1715 data sheet. For a single-output version, refer to the MAX1762/MAX1791 data sheet.


  • 1.8V/2.5V Logic and I/O Supplies
  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Handy Terminals
  • Notebooks and PDAs
  • Smartphones

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX1761EEE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
MAX1761EEE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
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