19-1400; Rev 0; 11/98
PWM Step-Down Regulator
+2.7V to +5.5V Input Range
Adjustable Output from 1.25V to V
600mA Guaranteed Output Current
No Schottky Diode Required
85µA Quiescent Current
100% Duty Cycle in Dropout
750kHz Fixed-Frequency PWM Operation
Synchronizable Switching Frequency
Accurate Reference: 1.25V (±1.2%)
Small 10-Pin µMAX Package
The MAX1692 is a low-noise, pulse-width-modulated
(PWM), DC-DC step-down converter. It powers logic
and transmitters in small wireless systems such as cellu-
lar phones, communicating PDAs, and handy-terminals.
The device features an internal synchronous rectifier for
high efficiency; it requires no external Schottky diode.
Excellent noise characteristics and fixed-frequency
operation provide easy post-filtering. The MAX1692 is
ideally suited for Li-Ion battery applications. It is also
useful for +3V or +5V fixed input applications.
The device operates in one of four modes. Forced PWM
mode operates at a fixed frequency regardless of the
load. Synchronizable PWM mode allows an external
switching frequency to control and minimize harmonics.
Idle Mode™ (PWM/PFM) extends battery life by switch-
ing to a PFM pulse-skipping mode during light loads.
Shutdown mode places the device in standby, reduc-
ing quiescent supply current to under 0.1µA.
The MAX1692 can deliver over 600mA. The output volt-
age can be adjusted from 1.25V to V
with the input
range of +2.7V to +5.5V. Other features of the
MAX1692 include high efficiency, low dropout voltage,
and a 1.2%-accurate 1.25V reference. It is available in
a space-saving 10-pin µMAX package with a height of
-40°C to +85°C
CPU I/O Supplies
Notebook Chipset Supplies
PDAs and Handy-Terminals Battery-Operated Devices
(1 Li-Ion or 3 NiMH/NiCd)
Typical Operating Circuit
= 2.7V TO 5.5V
= 1.25V TO V
Idle Mode is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products.
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