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Reduce Board Space, Noise, & Power Consumption in Automotive Instrument Clusters

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:42am
WDD Staff


Maxim Integrated Products (Germany) [NASDAQ: MXIM] has introduced the MAX16993 PMIC, which enables engineers to design automotive clusters that are smaller, quieter, and more efficient. Automotive OEMs often limit instrument cluster module consumption to less than 100µA in standby mode. Given all the functions that the instrument cluster performs, the power supply itself must consume only a tiny portion of the power budget. Advantages of the MAX 16993 PMIC include:

  • Integrates one high-voltage step-down controller and two 3A, low-voltage step-down converters, saving over 50% board space compared to discrete solutions.
  • Consumes 25µA of quiescent current under no-load conditions, meeting OEM power demands.
  • Reduces AM band noise; provides a spread-spectrum enable input to minimize radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI); includes factory-programmable synchronization I/O to allow better noise immunity.

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