On the 6th April 2020, Maxim Integrated officially released MAX15095, MAX15095A and MAX5095D products for mass production– 2.7V to 18V, 6.6A Integrated Hot-Swap/Electronic Circuit Breakers.
The devices are designed to protect 2.7V to 18V supply voltages. The MAX15095 devices implement a foldback current limit during startup to control inrush current, lowering di/dt and keeping the MOSFET operating under safe operating area conditions. After completion of the startup cycle, on-chip comparators provide VariableSpeed/BiLevel™ protection against short-circuit and overcurrent faults, and immunity against system noise and load transients. The load is disconnected in the event of a fault condition. The devices are factory calibrated to deliver an accurate overcurrent protection with ±10% accuracy. During a fault condition, the PG goes low and the devices can latch off (MAX15095) or automatic retry (MAX15095A); the output can also be discharged after a fault event (MAX15095D).
Other features implemented in the MAX15095/A/D products are:
- IN-to-OUT short-circuit detection before startup
- Programmable Slew-Rate during startup
- Programmable Undervoltage/Overvoltage fault detection
- Internal Overtemperature Protection
- Power-Good (PG) Output
- Enable (EN) Input
The MAX15095/A/D products are 12-pin 2.5mm x 2.5mm FC2QFN package and rated over extended (-40°C to +105°C) temperature range.