1. Products
  2. Power Management
  3. Switching Regulators
  4. Step-Down (Buck) Regulators
  5. Internal Power Switch Buck Regulators
  6. MAX8505


Features and Benefits

  • Saves Space—4.9mm x 6mm Footprint, 1µH Inductor, 47µF Ceramic Output Capacitor
  • Input Voltage Range
    • 2.6V to 5.5V
    • Down to 2.25V with Bias Supply
  • 0.8V to 0.85 x VIN, 3A Output
  • Ceramic or Polymer Capacitors
  • ±1% Output Accuracy over Load, Line, and Temperature
  • Fast Transient Response
  • Adjustable Soft-Start
  • In-Regulation Soft-Start Limits Output-Voltage Dips at Power-On
  • POK Monitors Output Voltage

Product Details

The MAX8505 step-down regulator operates from a 2.6V to 5.5V input and generates an adjustable output voltage from 0.8V to 0.85 x VIN at up to 3A. With a 2.6V to 5.5V bias supply, the input voltage can be as low as 2.25V.

The MAX8505 integrates power MOSFETs and operates at 1MHz/500kHz switching frequency to provide a compact design. Current-mode pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control simplifies compensation with ceramic or polymer output capacitors and provides excellent transient response.

The MAX8505 features 1% accurate output over load, line, and temperature variations. Adjustable soft-start is achieved with an external capacitor. During the soft-start period, the voltage-regulation loop is active. This limits the voltage dip when the active devices, such as microprocessors or ASICs connected to the MAX8505's output, apply a sudden load current step upon passing their undervoltage thresholds.

The MAX8505 features current-limit, short-circuit, and thermal-overload protection and enables a rugged design. Open-drain power-OK (POK) monitors the output voltage.


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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX8505EEE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
MAX8505EEE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
Wafer Fabrication Data MAX8505 Reliability Data

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