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Shrinking the size of precise optical sensors with a µSLIC power module

Optical sensors are used worldwide in factory, process, and logistic automation solutions, providing the foundation for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting people from accidents, and preventing environmental damage.

Challenges

Shrink the size of its optical proximity switch by more than 10% while increasing its performance.

Solutions

  • MAXM15462 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module
  • MAX14827A IO-Link device transceiver

Benefits

  • Met stringent power and performance requirements
  • Exceeded tightest PCB space requirements
  • Reduced BOM/PCB due to higher integration and fewer external discretes
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MAXM15462 300mA 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module

Save Space and Reduce Heat, 300mA Synchronous Buck, Highly Efficient, Power Module in a New Micro-SLIC Package

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The MAXM15462 is an adjustable output (0.9V to 5V) module. The modules significantly reduce design complexity, manufacturing risks, and offer a true plug and play power/ supply solution, reducing time-to-market. The MAXM15462/3/4 modules employ peak-current mode control architecture. To reduce input inrush current, the modules offer a fixed 4.1ms soft-start time. The MAXM15462/3/4 modules are available in a low profile, compact 10-pin, 2.6mm × 3mm × 1.5mm, uSLIC™ package.

Block diagram

Key features

Easy to use
  • Wide 4.5V to 42V Input Range
  • Adjustable 0.9V to 5V Output
  • Fixed 3.3V and 5V Output (MAXM15463 and MAXM15464)
  • ±1.5% Feedback Accuracy
  • Up to 300mA Output-Current Capability
  • Internally Compensated
  • All Ceramic Capacitors
High Efficiency
  • Selectable PWM- or PFM-Mode of Operation
  • Shutdown Current as Low as 2.2μA (typ)
Flexible Design
  • Internal Soft-Start and Prebias Startup
  • Open-Drain Power Good Output (RESET Pin)
  • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
Robust Operation
  • Hiccup Overcurrent Protection
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature
Rugged
  • Complies with CISPR22(EN55022) Class B Conducted and Radiated Emissions
  • Passes Drop, Shock, and Vibration Standards: JESD22-B103, B104, B111
4-20mA Current-Loop Powered Sensors
Battery-Powered Equipment
General Purpose Point-of-Load
HVAC and Building Control
Industrial Sensors and Process Control
LDO Replacement

MAX14827A IO-Link device transceiver

Low-Power, Ultra-Small, Dual Driver, IO-Link Device Transceiver

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The MAX14827A integrates the high-voltage functions commonly found in industrial sensors, including drivers and regulators. The MAX14827A features two ultra-low-power drivers with active reverse-polarity protection. Operation is specified for normal 24V supply voltages up to 60V. Transient protection is simplified due to high voltage tolerance allowing the use of micro TVS. The device includes on-board 3.3V and 5V linear regulators for low-noise analog/logic supply rails. The MAX14827A is available in a (4mm x 4mm) 24-pin TQFN package and a (2.5mm x 2.5mm) 25-pin wafer-level package (WLP) and is specified over the extended -40°C to +125°C temperature range.

Block diagram

Key features

Low Power Dissipation for Small Sensors
  • 2.3Ω/2.7Ω (typ) Driver On-Resistance
  • 70mW (typ) Power Dissipation at 100mA (When Both C/Q and DO Drivers Are Driving)
High Configurability and Integration Reduce SKUs
  • Auxiliary 24V Digital Output and Input
  • Selectable Driver Current: 50mA to 250mA
  • SPI/Pin-Control Interface for Configuration and Monitoring
  • Multiplexed SPI/UART Interface Option
  • 5V and 3.3V Linear Regulators
  • Optional External Transistor Supports Higher Regulator Load Capability
  • Integrated LED Driver
Selectable Driver Integrated Protection Enables Robust Communication
  • 65V Absolute Maximum Ratings on Interface and Supply Pins Allows for Flexible TVS Protection
  • 9V to 60V Specified Operation
  • Glitch Filters for Improved Burst Resilience and Noise
  • Thermal Shutdown Auto-Retry Cycling
  • Hot-Plug Supply Protection
  • Reverse Polarity Protection of All Sensor Interface Inputs/Outputs
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
Industrial Sensors
IO-Link Sensors and Actuators
Safety Applications

Pack more power than ever in your small sensor

The current trend of creating smart factories using automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies (also dubbed Industry 4.0) goes hand-in-hand with the advances in sensor technologies. As Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors become smaller and more complex, so do their on-board voltage regulators. They must deliver more power in a smaller space, with minimum heat generation, and must have ease of design for fast cycle time. How is this achieved?

Solutions

  • MAXM17532 100mA 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module
  • MAXM15462 300mA 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module

Benefits

  • High Efficiency
  • Rugged: Low EMI
  • Rugged: Drop, Shock, and Vibration Tolerance
  • Effective for Higher Current
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MAXM17532 100mA 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module

Highly Integrated DC-DC Power Module Enables Ease of Design and Small-Solution Footprint

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The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs and power modules enable cooler, smaller, and simpler power-supply solutions. The MAXM17532 is a high-efficiency, synchronous, step-down DC-DC power module with integrated controller, MOSFETs, compensation components, and inductor that operates over a wide input-voltage range. The MAXM17532 employs peak-current-mode control architecture. To reduce input inrush current, the device offers a soft-start feature including the default soft-start time of 5.1ms. The MAXM17532 is available in a low profile, compact 10-pin 2.6mm x 3mm x 1.5mm uSLIC™ package.

Block diagram

Key features

Easy to use
  • Wide 4V to 42V Input
  • Adjustable 0.9V to 5.5V Output
  • ±1.75% Feedback Accuracy
  • Up to 100mA Output Current
  • Internally Compensated
  • All Ceramic Capacitors
High Efficiency
  • Fixed-Frequency PWM
  • Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) Mode to Enhance Light-Load Efficiency
  • Shutdown Current as Low as 1.2µA (typ)
Flexible Design
  • Programmable Soft-Start and Prebias Startup
  • Open-Drain Power Good Output (Active-Low RESET Pin)
  • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
Robust Operation
  • Hiccup Overcurrent Protection
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • -40°C to +125°C Ambient OperatingTemperature/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature
Rugged
  • Complies with CISPR22 (EN55022) Class B Conducted and Radiated Emissions.
  • Passes Drop, Shock, and Vibration Standards–JESD22–B103, B104, B111
4mA to 20mA Current-Loop Powered Sensors
Battery-Powered Equipment
HVAC and Building Control
Industrial Sensors and Encoders
LDO Replacement

MAXM15462 300mA 42VIN Himalaya™ µSLIC step-down power module

Save Space and Reduce Heat, 300mA Synchronous Buck, Highly Efficient, Power Module in a New Micro-SLIC Package

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The MAXM15462 is an adjustable output (0.9V to 5V) module. The modules significantly reduce design complexity, manufacturing risks, and offer a true plug and play power/ supply solution, reducing time-to-market. The MAXM15462/3/4 modules employ peak-current mode control architecture. To reduce input inrush current, the modules offer a fixed 4.1ms soft-start time. The MAXM15462/3/4 modules are available in a low profile, compact 10-pin, 2.6mm × 3mm × 1.5mm, uSLIC™ package.

Block diagram

Key features

Easy to use
  • Wide 4.5V to 42V Input Range
  • Adjustable 0.9V to 5V Output
  • Fixed 3.3V and 5V Output (MAXM15463 and MAXM15464)
  • ±1.5% Feedback Accuracy
  • Up to 300mA Output-Current Capability
  • Internally Compensated
  • All Ceramic Capacitors
High Efficiency
  • Selectable PWM- or PFM-Mode of Operation
  • Shutdown Current as Low as 2.2μA (typ)
Flexible Design
  • Internal Soft-Start and Prebias Startup
  • Open-Drain Power Good Output (RESET Pin)
  • Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
Robust Operation
  • Hiccup Overcurrent Protection
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature
Rugged
  • Complies with CISPR22(EN55022) Class B Conducted and Radiated Emissions
  • Passes Drop, Shock, and Vibration Standards: JESD22-B103, B104, B111
4-20mA Current-Loop Powered Sensors
Battery-Powered Equipment
General Purpose Point-of-Load
HVAC and Building Control
Industrial Sensors and Process Control
LDO Replacement

Step-down switching regulators

Part NumberDescriptionVIN (min) (V)VIN (max) (V)VOUT1 (min) (V)VOUT1 (max) (V)IOUT1 (max) (A)
MAXM38643Tiny 1.8V – 5.5V Input, 330nA I Q, 600mA nanoPower Buck Module 1.85.50.73.30.6
MAXM38643ATiny 1.8V – 5.5V Input, 330nA I Q, 600mA nanoPower Buck Module 1.85.50.73.30.6
MAXM176252.9V to 5.5V, 600mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Modules 2.75.50.81.50.6
MAXM176262.9V to 5.5V, 600mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Modules 2.75.51.53.30.6
MAXM150684.5V to 60V, 200mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5605120.2
MAXM175374.5V to 60V, 3A SiP Power Mo dules4.5608243
MAXM1763036V, 1A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.5363.33.31
MAXM1763136V, 1A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.536551
MAXM1763236V, 1A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.5360.9121
MAXM1763336V, 2A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.5363.33.32
MAXM1763436V, 2A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.536552
MAXM1763536V, 2A, ultra small, uSLIC Pow er Module 4.5360.9122
MAXM1771260V uSLIC Module, Buck + LDO4601.23.30.15
MAXM1772060V uSLIC Module, Buck + LDO460550.15
MAXM1772460V uSLIC Module, Buck + LDO4601.55.50.15
MAXM175364.5V to 60V, 4A SiP Power Mo dules4.5600.9124
MAXM150654.5V to 24V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5603.33.30.3
MAXM150664.5V to 60V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.560550.3
MAXM150674.5V to 60V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5600.96.30.3
MAXM179044.5V to 24V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5243.33.30.3
MAXM179064.5V to 24V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5240.96.30.3
MAXM154654.5V to 42V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5423.33.30.3
MAXM154664.5V to 42V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.542550.3
MAXM154674.5V to 42V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5420.96.30.3
MAXM176232/4MHz, 1A, Synchronous Ste p-Down DC-DC uSLIC Power Module 2.95.50.83.31
MAXM176242/4MHZ, 1A, SYNCHRONOUS S TEP-DOWN DC-DC USLIC POWER MODULE 2.95.51.53.31
MAXM179004.0V to 24V, 100mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4240.95.50.1
MAXM175524.0V to 60V, 100mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4600.95.50.1
MAXM150624.5V to 60V, 300mA, Step Dow n uSLIC module, 3.3V Fixed VOUT 4.5603.33.30.3
MAXM150634.5V to 60V, 300mA, Step Dow n uSLIC module, 5.0V Fixed VOUT 4.560550.3
MAXM150644.5V to 60V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5600.950.3
MAXM179014.5V to 24V, 300mA, Step Dow n uSLIC module, 3.3V Fixed VOUT 4.5243.33.30.3
MAXM179034.5V to 24V, 300mA Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module 4.5240.93.30.3
MAXM175464.5V to 42V, 5A High-Efficiency , Step Down Himalaya Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5420.9125
MAXM154624.5V to 42V, 300mA, Synchron ous Buck Power Module in uSLIC Package 4.5420.950.3
MAXM154634.5V to 42V, 300mA, Step Dow n uSLIC module, 3.3V Fixed VOUT 4.5423.33.30.3
MAXM154644.5V to 42V, 300mA, Step Dow n uSLIC module, 5.0V Fixed VOUT 4.542550.3
MAXM175324V to 42V, 100mA Compact St ep-Down Power Module 4420.95.50.1
MAXM175744.5 to 60V, 3A, High Efficiency, DC-DC Step Down Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.9153
MAXM175754.5V to 60V,1.5A, High Efficien cy DC-DC Stepdown Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.9121.5
MAXM177614.5 to 76V, 1A, High Efficiency, DC-DC Step Down Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5760.851
MAXM175024.5V to 60V, 1A DC-DC Step-D own Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.951
MAXM1750360V, 2.5A, High Efficiency, Syn chronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.9122.5
MAXM1750460V, 3.5A, High-Efficiency, Syn chronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.9123.5
MAXM1750560V, 1.7A, High-Efficiency, Syn chronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5600.9121.7
MAXM175144A, 2.4V to 5.5V Input, High-Ef ficiency DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 2.45.50.753.64
MAXM175155A, 2.4V to 5.5V Input, High-Ef ficiency DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 2.45.50.753.65
MAXM175166A, 2.4V to 5.5V Input, High-Ef ficiency DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 2.45.50.751.86
MAXM175434.5V-42V 2.5A, High Efficiency Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5420.9122.5
MAXM175444.5V-42V 3.5A, High Efficiency Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Internal Compensation 4.5420.9123.5
MAXM175454.5V-42V 1.7A, High Efficiency Synchronous Step-Down DC-DC Power Module with Integrated Inductor 4.5420.9121.7

Designing an efficient and low-noise power supply for sensors and encoders

Smart, accurate sensors and encoders are bringing new levels of intelligence to automated industrial equipment. Indeed, the smart factory is being realized across a variety of manufacturing landscapes, enhancing productivity and efficiency. Enabling these compact sensors and encoders to perform reliably requires a high level of power efficiency. This paper discusses why conventional power management solutions aren’t adequate for these types of applications and highlights newer technology that is up to the challenges.

Solutions

  • MAX17671 150mA 60VIN synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with 50mA linear regulator

Benefits

  • Takes a wide input voltage
  • New solution reduces total device power dissipation
  • by 5xWith IO-Link, the system can adjust, configure, and diagnose sensors in real time
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MAX17671 150mA 60VIN synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with 50mA linear regulator

Highly Integrated Industrial PMIC Enables Small Solution Size

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Block diagram

The Himalaya series of voltage regulator ICs, power modules, and chargers enable cooler, smaller, and simpler power-supply solutions. MAX17670, MAX17671, and MAX17672 are dual-output regulators integrating a 4V to 60V, 150mA high-voltage, high-efficiency, Himalaya synchronous step-down converter with internal MOSFETs and a high-PSRR, low-noise, 2.35V to 5.5V, 50mA linear regulator. The MAX17670 and MAX17671 provide fixed step-down converter output voltages of 3.3V and 5V, respectively. The output voltage of the MAX17672 step-down converter is adjustable (0.8V up to 90% of VIN). 3.3V (MAX17671 and MAX17672 only), 3.0V, 2.5V, 1.8V, 1.5V, and 1.2V linear regulator output voltage options are supported.

Key features

Reduces External Components and Total Cost
  • No Schottky–Synchronous Operation
  • Internal Compensation
  • Built-In Soft-Start
  • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
  • Protection against Inductive Short at Step-Down Converter Output
Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
  • Wide 4V to 60V Input Range for the Step-Down Converter Regulator
  • Up to 98% Duty-Cycle Step-Down Operation
  • 200kHz to 2.2MHz Adjustable Switching Frequency with External Synchronization for Step-down Converter
  • 2.35V to 5.5V Input Range for the Linear Regulator
  • Linear Regulator with up to 50mA Load Current Capability
Reduces Power Dissipation
  • 50μA No-Load Supply Current
  • PFM Enables Enhanced Light-Load Efficiency
  • 2.5μA Shutdown Current
  • Bootstrap Bias Input for Improved Efficiency
Reliable Operation in Adverse Environments
  • Peak Current-Limit Protection
  • Built-In Output-Voltage Monitoring with active-low RESET
  • Resistor Programmable EN/UVLO Threshold
  • Monotonic Startup into Prebiased Load
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range / -40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range
Rugged
  • Complies with CISPR22(EN55022) Class B Conducted and Radiated Emissions
  • Passes Drop, Shock, and Vibration Standards: JESD22-B103, B104, B111
Battery-Powered Equipment
High-Voltage Linear Regulator Replacement
HVAC and Building Control
Industrial Sensors and Process Control