Features and Benefits

  • 2-Channel High-Efficiency DC-DC Controller in a Small Solution Size
    • 3.0V to 5.5V Operating Supply Voltage
    • OUT1 Supports 24A (with Two Phases)
    • OUT2 Supports 12A
  • High-Precision Regulator for Applications Processors
    • ±2% Output-Voltage Accuracy
    • Differential Remote Voltage Sensing
    • I2C-Controlled Output Voltage: 0.5V to 1.27V in 10mV Steps
    • 0.625V to 1.5875V in 12.5mV Steps
    • Excellent Load-Transient Performance
  • Low-Noise Features Reduce EMI
    • 2.2MHz Operation
    • Spread-Spectrum Option
    • Frequency-Synchronization Input/Output
    • Current-Mode, Forced-PWM, and Skip Operation
  • Robust for the Automotive Environment
    • Individual Enable Inputs and PGOOD Outputs
    • Low RDS(ON) External FETs
    • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
    • 32-Pin (5mm × 5mm) TQFN with Exposed Pad
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
    • AECQ-100 Qualified

Product Details

The MAX20012B is a dual-output, high-efficiency synchronous step-down controller IC that operates with a 3.0V to 5.5V input voltage range and provides a 0.5V to 1.5875V output voltage range. The controller architecture enables up to 12A of load current per phase. Channel 1 has an option to operate with two phases to deliver higher load current, making this device ideal for automotive point-of-load (PoL) and post-regulation applications.

The IC achieves ±2% output error over load, line, and temperature ranges. The IC features a 2.2MHz fixed-frequency PWM mode for better noise immunity and load-transient response, and a pulse-frequency modulation mode (skip) for increased efficiency during light-load operation. The 2.2MHz frequency operation allows the use of all-ceramic capacitors and minimizes external components. The programmable spread-spectrum frequency modulation minimizes radiated electromagnetic emissions.

The MAX20012B is offered with factory-preset output voltages (see the Selector Guide for options). The I2C interface supports dynamic voltage adjustment with programmable slew rates for each channel. Other features include programmable soft-start, overcurrent, and overtemperature protections.


  • Automotive
  • Core Processor System/GPU Power

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