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Analog IC Portfolio Pushes Low Power, Size and Accuracy Barriers

Maxim Integrated Products has rolled out with three analog ICs designed to reduce power consumption and solution size, while improving measurement accuracy. The MAX6078A voltage reference IC, the MAX16155 nanoPower supervisor and the MAX16160 voltage monitor and reset IC achieve high performance for cloud infrastructure, IoT, intelligence-at-the-edge, on-device AI, as well as smart and emerging applications in consumer, communications, industrial and medical markets.

Maxim has added these three new solutions to its
Essential Analog portfolio of high-performance, single-function analog ICs
which provide efficient power, precision measurement, rugged connectivity and
reliable protection.

The new devices in the Essential Analog Portfolio include:

MAX6078A: Precision Voltage Reference Provides Industrial Level Accuracy on a Tight Battery Power Budget

The MAX6078A features ±0.04 percent initial accuracy, 20%
more accurate than similar competitive devices, say Maxim Integrated. At 15 µA
quiescent current, the MAX6078A opens the potential for precision measurements
on battery-powered and energy-harvesting systems. It operates at 6.6x less
current than the closest competitive parts and, at 1.458 mm x 1.288 mm, is 58%
smaller than competing solutions, says Maxim.

MAX16155: Low Power nanoPower Supervisor

The MAX16155 consumes just 400 nA typical, or only 4% of
the supply current that competitive solutions require, providing reliable
system protection for virtually no power according to the company. It ensures
portable, low-power devices operate safely in the event of a power failure or
code error by monitoring a system rail for undervoltage fault and keeping the
system in reset when it senses the fault along with a watchdog timer. The IC
comes in a tiny, 6-pin SOT23 package.

MAX16160: New 4-Channel Voltage Monitor and Reset IC
Without VCC Rail Power-Up Requirement

The MAX16160 is the only 4-channel voltage monitor and reset IC that uniquely asserts reset low without requiring VCC rail if any of the rails is above 1V. It features the industry’s most reliable start-up and continuous operation of multi-supply systems by asserting output low. This “no-power power-up” eliminates unknown system states and significantly reduces the burden on design engineers to accurately sequence their power rail startup. With a voltage monitoring accuracy of ±1% for all inputs, Maxim says it is up to 50% more accurate than competitive offerings (commonly ±1.50% for all inputs). Its 6-bump WLP (1.408 mm x 0.848 mm) is 85% smaller than the closest competitor.

MAX6078A is available at Maxim’s website for $1.21
(1,000-up, FOB USA); MAX6078EVKIT# evaluation kit is available for $35

MAX16155 is available at Maxim’s website for $1.25
(1,000-up, FOB USA)

MAX16160 is available at Maxim’s website for $1.87
(1,000-up, FOB USA)

Maxim Integrated |

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Analog IC Portfolio Pushes Low Power, Size and Accuracy Barriers…

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