Features and Benefits

  • 1.8V to 16.5V Input Range
  • 85% Efficiency for 30mA to 1.5A Load Currents
  • Up to 10W Output Power
  • 110µA Max Supply Current
  • 5µA Max Shutdown Current
  • Preset 5V or Adjustable Output (3V to 16.5V)
  • Current-Limited PFM Control Scheme
  • Up to 300kHz Switching Frequency
  • Evaluation Kit Available

Product Details

The MAX608 low-voltage step-up controller operates from a 1.8V to 16.5V input voltage range. Pulse-frequency-modulation (PFM) control provides high efficiency at heavy loads, while using only 85µA (typical) when operating with no load. In addition, a logic-controlled shutdown mode reduces supply current to 2µA typical. The output voltage is factory-set at 5V or can be adjusted from 3V to 16.5V with an external resistor divider.

The MAX608 is ideal for two- and three-cell battery-powered systems. An operating frequency of up to 300kHz allows use with small surface-mount components.

The MAX608 operates in "bootstrapped" mode only (with the chip supply, OUT, connected to the DC-DC output). For a 12V output without external resistors, or for nonbootstrapped applications (chip supply connected to input voltage), refer to the pin-compatible MAX1771. The MAX608 is available in 8-pin DIP and SO packages.


  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • High-Efficiency DC-DC Converters
  • Portable Communicators
  • Positive LCD-Bias Generators

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