Features and Benefits

  • Multiple Functions for Small Size
    • Synchronous Boost Converter
      • 3.8V to 5.25V Output in 50mV Steps
      • 500mA and 1AOutput Versions
    • 3V to 4V Operating Supply Voltage
    • True Output Shutdown
    • 2.2MHz Operation for the MAX20471, MAX20472
    • 2.0MHz Operation for the MAX20472B
    • Open-Drain Reset Output Pin (Active-Low RESET)
    • Spread-Spectrum Enable Pin (SSEN)
  • High Precision
    • ±1.5% Output-Voltage Accuracy
    • 93V ±2% Undervoltage Monitoring
    • 107V ±2% Overvoltage Monitoring
    • Good Load-Transient Performance
    • Robust for the Automotive Environment
      • Current-Mode, Forced-PWM, and Skip Operation
      • Overtemperature and Short-Circuit Protection
      • 12-Pin (3mm × 3mm) TDFN
      • 12-Pin (3mm × 3mm) SWTDFN
      • 8-Pin (0.150”) SOIC (MAX20471 Only)
      • -40°C to +125°C Automotive Temperature Range

    Product Details

    The MAX20471, MAX20472, and MAX20472B are high-efficiency low-voltage DC-DC converters that boost a 3.0V to 4.0V input supply to between 3.8V and 5.25V (factory-configurable) at 500mA or 1A. The boost converters achieve ±1.5% output error over load, line, and temperature range.

    The devices feature a 2.2MHz (2.0MHz for MAX20472B) 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/2.0MHz frequency operation allows for the use of all ceramic capacitors and minimizes external components. The programmable spread-spectrum frequency modulation minimizes radiated electromagnetic emissions. Integrated low RDS(ON) switches improve efficiency at heavy loads, which make the layout a much simpler task with respect to discrete solutions.

    Other features include true shutdown, soft-start, overcurrent, and overtemperature protections.


    • Automotive CAN Transceivers
    • Automotive Point of Load

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    MAX20472 SIMPLIS Schematic

    MAX20472 SIMPLIS Schematic

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