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    • Evaluation Kit for MAXM17545 3.3V Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Module
    • Evaluation Kit for MAXM17545 3.3V Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Module

    Overview

    The MAXM17545 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a demonstration circuit of MAXM17545 high-voltage, high-efficiency, current mode scheme, synchronous step-down DC-DC switching power module. The EV kit is designed for a 3.3V output and delivers up to 1.7A load current from a wide input- voltage range of 4.5V to 42V. The EV kit switches at an optimal 400kHz switching frequency to allow the use of small component-sizes, helping to minimize solution-size while maintaining high-performance.

    The EV kit provides a precision-enable input, an open-drain active-low RESET output signal, and external frequency synchronization to provide a simple and reliable startup sequence and eliminate beat frequency between regulators. The EV kit also includes optional component footprints to program different output voltages, an adjustable input undervoltage-lockout, and a soft-start time to control inrush current during startup. The MAXM17545 IC data sheet provides a complete description of the part that should be read in conjunction with this data sheet prior to modifying the demo circuit.

    The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs and power modules enable cooler, smaller, and simpler power supply solutions. The MAXM17545 is an easy-to-use, step-down power module that combines a switching power supply controller, dual n-channel MOSFET power switches, fully shielded inductor, and the compensation components in a low-profile, thermally-efficient, system-in-package (SiP). The device operates over a wide input voltage range of 4.5V to 42V and delivers up to 1.7A continuous output current with excellent line and load regulation over an output voltage range of 0.9V to 12V. The device only requires five external components to complete the total power solution. The high level of integration significantly reduces design complexity, manufacturing risks, and offers a true plug-and-play power supply solution, reducing time-to-market.

    Applications:
    • Base Station Point-of-Load Regulator
    • Distributed Supply Regulation
    • FPGA and DSP Point-of-Load Regulator
    • HVAC and Building Control
    • Industrial Power Supplies

    Features

    • Highly Integrated Solution with Integrated Shield Inductor
    • Wide 4.5V to 42V Input Range
    • Preset 3.3V Output with a Fixed Resistor-Divider on FB (Feedback Pin)
    • Programmable Output-Voltage Feature (0.9V to 12V)
    • Up to 1.7A Output Current
    • High 91.2% Efficiency (VIN = 12V, VOUT = 3.3V at 0.73A)
    • 400kHz Switching Frequency
    • Enable/UVLO Input, Resistor-Programmable UVLO Threshold
    • Adjustable Soft-Start Time
    • Selectable PWM, PFM, or DCM Mode
    • Open-Drain Active-Low RESET Output
    • External Frequency Synchronization
    • Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protection
    • Low-Profile, Surface-Mount Components
    • Lead(Pb)-Free and RoHS Compliant
    • Fully Assembled and Tested

    Ships With

    • Evaluation Board

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