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  6. MAX797H


Features and Benefits

  • 96% Efficiency
  • Up to 40V Power Input
  • 2.5V to 6V Adjustable Output
  • Preset 3.3V and 5V Outputs (at up to 10A)
  • 5V Linear-Regulator Output
  • Precision 2.505V Reference Output
  • Automatic Bootstrap Circuit
  • 150kHz/300kHz Fixed-Frequency PWM Operation
  • Programmable Soft-Start
  • 375µA Quiescent Current (VIN = 12V, VOUT = 5V)
  • 1µA Shutdown Current

Product Details

The MAX797H high-performance, step-down DC-DC converter provides main CPU power in battery-powered systems. A 40V rating on the power stage's input allows operation with high-cell-count batteries and a wide range of AC adapters. This buck controller achieves 96% efficiency by using synchronous rectification and Maxim's proprietary Idle Mode™ control scheme to extend battery life at full-load (up to 10A) and no-load outputs. Excellent dynamic response corrects output transients caused by the latest dynamic-clock CPUs within five 300kHz clock cycles. Unique bootstrap circuitry drives inexpensive N-channel MOSFETs, reducing system cost and eliminating the crowbar switching currents found in some PMOS/NMOS switch designs.

The MAX797H has a logic-controlled and synchronizable fixed-frequency, pulse-width-modulating (PWM) operating mode, which reduces noise and RF interference in sensitive mobile-communications and pen-entry applications. The SKIP override input allows automatic switchover to idle-mode operation (for high-efficiency pulse skipping) at light loads, or forces fixed-frequency mode for lowest noise at all loads. The MAX797H is pin compatible with the popular MAX797, but has a higher input voltage range.

The MAX797H comes in a 16-pin narrow SO package.


  • Industrial Controls
  • Notebook and Subnotebook Computers

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MAX797HESE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Narrow (0.15in)
MAX797HESE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Narrow (0.15in)
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