New Products in Essential Analog Portfolio by Maxim Shatter Industry Benchmarks in Power, Solution Size and Accuracy

4 NOVEMBER 2019

MAX6078A, MAX16155 and MAX16160 deliver precision measurement and reliable protection for consumer, communications, industrial and medical applications

Designers can further reduce power consumption and solution size, while improving measurement accuracy, with three new industry-leading analog products from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The MAX6078A voltage reference IC, the MAX16155 nanoPower supervisor and the MAX16160 voltage monitor and reset IC achieve best-in-class 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.

As designers develop new and next-generation systems for greater performance, smaller size and innovative capabilities, they demand reliable analog solutions to provide essential performance functions such as precision measurement and reliable protection. Maxim leverages world-class circuit design expertise and unique advanced process technology to provide high-quality building block ICs that support system advances in multiple applications.

Maxim has added 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.

Maxim’s New Solutions in Essential Analog Portfolio:

  • MAX6078A: Precision Voltage Reference Delivers Industrial Level Accuracy on a Tight Battery Power Budget: The MAX6078A features ±0.04 percent initial accuracy, 20 percent more accurate than similar competitive devices. At 15µA 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 1.458mm x 1.288mm, is 58 percent smaller than competing solutions.
  • MAX16155: Industry’s Lowest Power nanoPower Supervisor: The MAX16155 consumes just 400nA typical, or only 4 percent of the supply current that competitive solutions require, providing reliable system protection for virtually no power. 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 percent for all inputs, it is up to 50 percent more accurate than competitive offerings (commonly ±1.50 percent for all inputs). Its 6-bump WLP (1.408mm x 0.848mm) is 85 percent smaller than the closest competitor.

Commentary

“High-performance analog building blocks are critical to every system designer’s success,” said Susie Inouye, research director at Databeans. “Solutions like those in Maxim’s Essential Analog portfolio enable engineers in any end market to focus valuable time and energy on their own expertise while leaving the analog complexity to experts.”

“By consuming the lowest power and preventing unnecessary shutdowns from power supply glitches, these new devices improve system runtime and uptime,” said David Andeen, executive director for the Core Products Group at Maxim Integrated. “Combined with dramatically higher accuracy and the smallest size, our Essential Analog products beat the competition again to give customers an edge.”

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