Features and Benefits

  • Operates Down to 0.7V Input Supply Voltage
  • 87% Efficiency at 200mA
  • 60µA Quiescent Current
  • 20µA Shutdown Mode with Active Reference and LBI Detector
  • 500kHz Maximum Switching Frequency
  • ±1.5% Reference Tolerance Over Temperature
  • Low-Battery Detector (LBI/LBO)
  • 8-Pin DIP and SO Packages

Product Details

The MAX756/MAX757 are CMOS step-up DC-DC switching regulators for small, low input voltage or battery-powered systems. The MAX756 accepts a positive input voltage down to 0.7V and converts it to a higher pin-selectable output voltage of 3.3V or 5V. The MAX757 is an adjustable version that accepts an input voltage down to 0.7V and generates a higher adjustable output voltage in the range from 2.7V to 5.5V. Typical full-load efficiencies for the MAX756/MAX757 are greater than 87%.

The MAX756/MAX757 provide three improvements over previous devices. Physical size is reduced-the high switching frequencies (up to 0.5MHz) made possible by MOSFET power transistors allow for tiny (< 5mm diameter) surface-mount magnetics. Efficiency is improved to 87% (10% better than with low-voltage regulators fabricated in bipolar technology). Supply current is reduced to 60µA by CMOS construction and a unique constant-off-time pulse-frequency modulation control scheme.


  • 2-Cell and 3-Cell Battery-Operated Equipment
  • 3.3V to 5V Step-Up Conversion
  • Glucose Meters
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Palmtop Computers
  • Personal Data Communicators/Computers
  • Portable Data-Collection Equipment

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