Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Transformer Driver for Ultra-Thin 5V-µs Transformers
  • Isolated DC-to-DC Power Supply for PCMCIA Applications
  • 450kHz Minimum Switching Frequency
  • Ultra-Low Input Supply Current Ripple
  • Single +5V or +3.3V Supply
  • 5µW Low-Power Shutdown Mode
  • 8-Pin SO and µMAX Packages
  • Low Output Ripple Permits Miniature Output Capacitors

Product Details

The MAX845 provides an isolated power supply small enough to fit in thin PCMCIA cards and space-sensitive applications. It drives a low-profile center-tapped transformer primary from a 5V or 3.3V DC power supply. The secondary can be wound to provide any isolated positive or negative voltage at powers up to 750mW.

The MAX845 consists of an oscillator followed by a toggle flip-flop. The flip-flop generates two 50% duty-cycle square waves, which are complementary at half the oscillator frequency (450kHz, min). These two signals drive the ground-referenced N-channel power switches. Internal circuitry ensures break-before-make action between the two switches.

A low-power shutdown disables both the switches and the oscillator, reducing power consumption. An evaluation kit (MAX845EVKIT-MM) is available to evaluate low-profile 5V 40mA and 5V 100mA applications.

Applications

  • Bridge Ground Differentials
  • Isolated Data Acquisition
  • Isolated Interface Power Supply
  • Low-Power LAN Networks
  • Medical Equipment
  • Noise-Immunity Communications Interface
  • PCMCIA Modem Cards
  • Process Control

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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