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New nanoPower uSLIC Modules with Built-in Inductors Extend Battery Life and Reduce Size in Space-Constrained Applications

nanoPower Modules with Built-in Inductors
nanoPower Modules with Built-in Inductors

Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced two nanoPower modules with built-in inductors that feature the lowest IQ compared to competitive solutions and deliver extended battery life in space-constrained internet of things (IoT) devices. The new MAXM38643 buck and MAXM17225 boost modules are designed for space-constrained consumer products, wearables, medical drug delivery, sensors, IoT devices, as well as wired, wireless and industrial products. Moreover, by integrating a preselected inductor, these micro system-level IC modules (uSLIC™) also accelerate time to market and are up to 37 percent smaller size compared to a standalone IC plus external inductor.


The MAXM38643 1.8V to 5.5V input, 330nA quiescent current, 600mA buck module, and the MAXM17225 0.4V to 5.5V input, 300nA, 1A boost module with True Shutdown modules have peak efficiencies of 96 percent and 95 percent respectively and consume less power to deliver longer life and reduced carbon footprint for both battery-operated and wired always-on devices.



  • Longer Battery Life: Lowest quiescent power compared to competitive solutions helps extend battery life for always-on devices

  • Smallest Solution Size: 3D-Module form factor with stacked, integrated inductors reduces solution size up to 37 percent compared to a standalone IC

  • Reduced Design Time: Eliminating inductor selection, design and sourcing reduces time to market



  • Space-constrained consumer products

  • Wearables

  • Medical drug delivery

  • Sensors

  • IoT devices


The MAXM38643 buck and MAXM17225 boost modules are now available with pricing $1.22 per 1,000 Units and $1.27 per 1,000 Units respectively.

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