New 60V Inverting Step-down DC-DC Converters to Reduce Board Space and Minimize Energy Usage in IoT Devices

Published  March 23, 2021   0
New 60V Inverting Step-down DC-DC Converters

Maxim Integrated has released new 60V inverting DC-DC converters, MAX17577 and MAX17578 with integrated level shifters, to save up to 72% of board space by reducing the component count by half while using 35% less energy than the closest competitive solutions. Both the ICs reduce size, heat, and cost while simplifying the design of negative output voltage rails needed for analog signals within intelligent IoT devices found in factory automation, building automation, and communications systems.

The MAX17577 IC and MAX17578 IC reduce component cost and count by as much as 50 % while reducing the component area to 60 mm2. Additionally, these devices protect against input voltage transients with input voltage range from 4.5V to 60V, thus increasing system robustness in harsh environments. The ICs generate less heat, improve system reliability and provide developers with up to six percentage points more efficiency.

The key advantages of these new ICs from the company include

  • Reduce Component Count to 50% and reduce design size by 72%
  • Offer 6 % higher efficiency and dissipate 35 percent less energy than the closest competition
  • 4.5V to 60V wide input voltage range

Both the ICs are available at $1.63 (1000-up, FOB USA) from the company website or authorized distributors.