Overview

Features and Benefits

  • 4.5V to 23V Input Supply Range
  • 0 to 18V Output Voltage Range (Up to 10A)
  • Adjustable Lossless Foldback Current Limit
  • Adjustable 100kHz to 600kHz Switching Frequency
  • Optional Synchronization
  • Clock Output for Master/Slave Synchronization
  • 4 x 90° Out-of-Phase Step-Down Converters (Using Two Controllers, Figure 7)
  • Prebias Startup (MAX1875A/MAX1876A)
  • Power Sequencing (MAX1858A)
  • RST-bar Output with 140ms Minimum Delay (MAX1858A/MAX1876A)
  • Fixed-Frequency Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Operation

Product Details

The MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A dual, synchronized, step-down controllers generate two outputs from input supplies ranging from 4.5V to 23V. Each output is adjustable from sub-1V to 18V and supports loads of 10A or higher. Input voltage ripple and total RMS input ripple current are reduced by synchronized 180° out-of-phase operation.

The switching frequency is adjustable from 100kHz to 600kHz with an external resistor. Alternatively, the controller can be synchronized to an external clock generated by another MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A or a system clock. One MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A can be set to generate an in-phase, or 90° out-of-phase, clock signal for synchronization with additional controllers. This allows two controllers to operate either as an interleaved two- or four-phase system with each output shifted by 90°. The MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A feature soft-start. The MAX1858A also features first-on/last-off power sequencing and soft-stop.

The MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A eliminate the need for current-sense resistors by utilizing the low-side MOSFET's on-resistance as a current-sense element. This protects the DC-DC components from damage during output-overload conditions or output short-circuit faults without requiring a current-sense resistor. Adjustable foldback current limit reduces power dissipation during short-circuit conditions. The MAX1858A/MAX1876A include a power-on reset (POR) output to signal the system when both outputs reach regulation.

The MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A ensure that the output voltage does not swing negative when the input power is removed or when EN is driven low. The MAX1875A/MAX1876A also allow prebias startup without discharging the output.

The MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A are available in a 24-pin QSOP package. Use the MAX1875 evaluation kit or the MAX1858 evaluation kit to evaluate the MAX1858A/MAX1875A/MAX1876A.

Applications

  • Broadband Routers
  • Desknote Computers
  • DSP, ASIC, and FPGA Power Supplies
  • Network-Power Supplies
  • Servers
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Telecom Power Supplies

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