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Low-Cost, Synchronous DC-DC Regulator
Delivers Up to 3A

DC-DC regulator with 3A output current saves space and cost

Maxim Integrated Products Press Release - 1/5/2010

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MAX15041 synchronous DC-DC converter

MAX15041 synchronous DC-DC converter

SUNNYVALE, Ca. - Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX15041, a synchronous DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs in a small 3mm x 3mm package.

The built-in MOSFETs offer higher efficiency (93%) than asynchronous solutions, while simplifying design and minimizing EMI. Capable of delivering up to 3A, the MAX15041 is ideally suited for a variety of point-of-load applications including telecom and networking equipment, as well as low-cost consumer products.

This device operates from a fixed 350kHz PWM frequency and utilizes a peak-current-mode architecture to simplify compensation. This topology ensures excellent load transient response, thus enabling an all-ceramic-capacitor design. Other features include an enable input and power-good indicator. This converter also offers the ability to safely start up into a prebiased output.

The MAX15041 operates from a 4.5V to 28V input voltage and provides ±1% output-voltage accuracy over temperature. Available in a space-saving, 3mm x 3mm, 16-pin TQFN package, the device is fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. Prices start at $1.80 (1000-up, FOB USA).

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6200 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue in excess of $1.6 billion for fiscal 2009. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to

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