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Power-management IC saves over 50% board space compared to discrete solutions

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:22am


Automotive OEMs often limit instrument cluster module consumption to less than 100µA in standby mode. Given all the functions that the instrument cluster performs, the power supply itself must consume only a tiny portion of the power budget. Under no-load conditions, the MAX16993 from Maxim Integrated Products (San Jose, CA) is the only 3-channel solution on the market that consumes just 25µA of quiescent current. Features include:

  • A high-switching-frequency controller and two output converters capable of 3A each, saving over 50% board space compared to traditional discrete solutions.
  • 2.1MHz frequency.
  • Availablity in a 5mm x 5mm x 0.75mm, 32-pin TQFN-EP and a 5mm x 5mm x 0.8mm, side-wettable QFND-EP package.
  • AEC-Q100 qualification.
  • -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.

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