1. Products
  2. Power Management
  3. Switching Regulators
  4. Step-Down (Buck) Regulators
  5. External Power Switch Buck Controllers
  6. MAX8576


Features and Benefits

  • 3V to 28V Supply Voltage Range
  • 1.2% Accurate Over Temperature
  • Adjustable Output Voltage Down to 0.6V
  • 200kHz to 500kHz Switching Frequency
  • Adjustable Temperature-Compensated Hiccup Current Limit
  • Lossless Peak Current Sensing
  • Monotonic Startup into Prebias Output (MAX8576/MAX8578)
  • Startup Overvoltage Protection (MAX8577/MAX8579)
  • Enable/Shutdown
  • Adjustable Soft-Start

Product Details

The MAX8576–MAX8579 synchronous PWM buck controllers use a hysteretic voltage-mode control algorithm to achieve a fast transient response without requiring loop compensation. The MAX8576/MAX8577 contain an internal LDO regulator allowing the controllers to function from only one 3V to 28V input supply. The MAX8578/MAX8579 do not contain the internal LDO and require a separate supply to power the IC when the input supply is higher than 5.5V. The MAX8576–MAX8579 output voltages are adjustable from 0.6V to 0.9 x VIN at loads up to 15A.

Nominal switching frequency is programmable over the 200kHz to 500kHz range. High-side MOSFET sensing is used for adjustable hiccup current-limit and short-circuit protection. The MAX8576/MAX8578 can start up into a precharged output without pulling the output voltage down. The MAX8577/MAX8579 have startup output overvoltage protection (OVP), and will pull down a precharged output.


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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX8576EUB+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 10-MINI_SO-N/A
MAX8576EUB+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 10-MINI_SO-N/A
Wafer Fabrication Data

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