New nanoPower Modules with Built-in Inductors Extend Battery Life in Space-Constrained Applications

Published  January 10, 2022   0
Analog Devices nanoPower Modules

Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced two nanoPower modules with built-in inductors that feature the lowest IQ compared to competitive solutions and deliver more battery life in space-constrained internet of things (IoT) devices. The new MAXM38643 buck and MAXM17225 boost modules are designed for space-constrained consumer products, wearables, medical drug delivery, sensors, IoT devices, as well as wired, wireless and industrial products.

The MAXM38643 1.8V to 5.5V input, 330nA quiescent current, 600mA buck module, and the MAXM17225 0.4V to 5.5V input, 300nA, 1A boost module with True Shutdown feature consume less power to deliver longer life and by integrating a preselected inductor, these micro system-level IC modules (uSLIC™) also accelerate time to market and are up to 37 percent smaller size compared to a standalone IC plus external inductor.

Features and Benefits

  • Longer Battery Life: Lowest quiescent power compared to competitive solutions helps extend battery life for always-on devices
  • Smallest Solution Size: 3D-Module form factor with stacked, integrated inductors reduces solution size up to 37 percent compared to a standalone IC
  • Reduced Design Time: Eliminating inductor selection, design and sourcing reduces time to market

The MAXM38643 buck and MAXM17225 boost modules are now available with pricing of $1.22 per 1,000 Units and $1.27 per 1,000 Units respectively.