Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Space-Optimized Solution
    • Monolithic, Smart Power Stage
    • Phase-Current Steering for Thermal Balance
    • Small Footprint: ~24mm2
  • 95.6% Peak Efficiency
    • 6-phase, 400kHz, 12V VIN, 1.8V VOUT
  • 300kHz to 1.3MHz Switching Frequency
  • Telemetry and Fault Reporting through Controller IC PMBus
    • Accurate Temperature Monitoring and Reporting
    • Accurate Per-Phase Current Reporting
    • Fault_ID Indicates Type of Fault
  • Advanced Self-Protection Features
    • Supply and Boost UVLO Protection
    • Boost Refresh
    • VX Short and Overtemperature Shutdown
    • Fast Overcurrent Protection

Product Details

The MAX20790 is a feature-rich smart power-stage IC designed to work with Maxim’s controllers to implement a high-density multiphase voltage regulator. Multiple smart power-stage ICs plus a controller provide a compact synchronous buck converter that includes accurate individual phase current and temperature reporting through PMBus™. These smart power-stage devices include fault-protection circuits for overtemperature, VX short, and supply undervoltage lockout (UVLO). The MAX20790 immediately shuts down on fault detection, communicating the Fault_ID to the controller.


Monolithic integration and advanced packaging technology allow high-switching frequencies with significantly lower losses than conventional implementations. Phase-shedding and discontinuous conduction modes (DCM) optimize efficiency over a wide range of load currents.


The MAX20790 is available in a 12-pin FC2QFN package with an exposed top-side thermal pad (3.25mm x 7.4mm).

Applications

  • High Current Multiphase-Voltage Regulators
  • - Networking ASICs
  • - AI and Machine Learning ASICs
  • - Graphics Processors
  • Servers, Workstations, and Enterprise Storage
  • Communications and Networking Equipment
  • AI and Machine Learning

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