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SOURCE Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Maxim Integrated's automotive DC-DC converter with cable drop compensation integrates a smart USB charge emulator to enable fast and reliable charging for portable devices (PDs).
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing and then charging any portable device (PD) directly from a vehicle battery can now be done over USB with a single IC, the MAX16984 automotive DC-DC converter with USB charge emulator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).
Previously, PDs like smartphones and tablets could not charge reliably from OEM stock USB ports in vehicles. Long embedded USB cables cause a voltage drop and reduce charging current, resulting in a PD to not properly charge. Low-cost portable USB car chargers introduce RF interference. Now, the MAX16984 brings intelligent USB charging into an automobile and solves these problems. This single-chip solution integrates all the functions of the traditional three-chip solution. The MAX16984 combines a low EMI 5V automotive-grade DC-DC converter capable of driving up to 2.5A with dynamic voltage adjustment, which is essential for charging contemporary PDs over long automotive embedded cables; a USB Battery Charging Specification v1.2-compliant charge emulator, which conducts the necessary handshake between the PD and upstream host instructing the PD to increase its charge current; and integrated ESD diodes and USB over voltage protection switches, which provide robust industry-leading fault protection. The result is the fastest and most reliable PD charging with the smallest solution size. The MAX16984 is ideal for automotive radios and navigation modules, embedded telematics and connectivity modules, and USB-dedicated charging ports.
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About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, our designs make the world more integrated. And with analog integration, the possibilities are endless. In Fiscal 2013, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
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