Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX16033-MAX16040 low-power, microprocessor supervisory circuits with precision power-supply monitoring and battery control functions. Optimized for performance in space-saving 2mm x 2mm microDFN packages, these supervisory circuits offer a variety of features, including a microprocessor reset, battery-backup switchover, power-fail warning, and chip-enable gating, thereby reducing the complexity and number of components for power-supply monitoring. The small size and high integration of the MAX16033-MAX16040 make them ideal for a wide variety of applications, including point-of sale equipment, industrial equipment, fax machines, computers, and set-top boxes.
The MAX16033-MAX16040 automatically switch the RAM to the backup battery when Vcc falls below either the reset threshold or Vbatt. These devices also assert a reset when Vcc is below the reset-threshold voltage for at least 150ms after Vcc returns above its threshold. The MAX16033/MAX16037 feature a manual-reset input, and the MAX16036/MAX16040 feature an auxiliary user-adjustable reset input for monitoring a second voltage. The MAX16034/MAX16038 include a watchdog function that triggers a reset pulse whenever WDI remains high or low for longer than the watchdog timeout period. The MAX16035/MAX16039 feature a battery-on output during battery-backup mode. The MAX16033-MAX16036 provide internal gating of the chip-enable signals to prevent erroneous data from corrupting the CMOS RAM. Each device offers either an active-low, push-pull reset or an active-low, open-drain reset, and includes a power-fail comparator that signals an interrupt when Vpfi falls below 1.235V or when Vcc falls below the reset threshold.
The MAX16033-MAX16040 consume only 13 microamps of quiescent current and operate from as low as 1.2V. Fully specified over the -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius extended temperature range, they are available in 8- or 10-pin microDFN packages. Pricing starts at $1.98 (1000-up, FOB USA).
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