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    • Palo Verde Subsystem Design Board
    • Palo Verde Subsystem Design Board

    Overview

    The Palo Verde (MAXREFDES33#) subsystem reference design demonstrates the application of the MAX15062A 60V, 300mA ultra-small, high-efficiency, synchronous step-down converter. The reference design operates over a wide 4.5V to 60V input voltage range, and provides up to 300mA at 3.3V output. The device features undervoltage lockout, overcurrent protection, and thermal shutdown.

    The MAX15062A switches at a fixed frequency of 500kHz, and delivers a peak efficiency of 86.77% with the supplied components when the input is 24V. This general-purpose power solution can be used in many different types of power applications, such as 4–20mA current loops, HVAC and building control, high-voltage LDO replacement, general-purpose point-of-load, etc. In this reference design, the MAX15062 performs in 24V input applications, such as industrial sensors, process control, etc.

    Applications:
    • Industrial sensors
    • Process control
    • 4–20mA current loops
    • General-purpose point-of-load
    • High-voltage LDO replacement
    • HVAC and building control
    • PLCs

    Features

    • Minimal external components and low system cost
    • Versatile functionality allows stocking of fewer DC-DC regulators
    • Low power dissipation
    • Reliable operation in adverse industrial environments
    • Pmod™-compatible form factor

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