Mt3608 v/s mcp1640 Better Step Up Converter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sonar_abhi, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. sonar_abhi

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 19, 2016
    Hello Guys,

    I have been working on a boost converter to convert 3.7V to 5V supply. I have been using a MCP1640 for the same. But recently I came across a new chip from Aerosemi (maybe that is not new, but I came across it recently). It is MT3608. The datasheet is not that great and does not claim a tested product. The advantage of this chip is that it claims to be able to supply greater current (2A and the efficiency is 92%).

    Has anybody used it and if not can anybody please see the datasheet and check whether this would be a better product as a USB power supply than a MCP1640?

  2. takao21203

    Distinguished Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    It's different, larger output voltage possible, larger minimum voltage, higher frequency.

    You couldn't use it to get 2.5v from single battery