SLPS598C May   2017  – January 2018 CSD88584Q5DC


  1. 1Features
  2. 2Applications
  3. 3Description
  4. 4Revision History
  5. 5Specifications
    1. 5.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 5.2 Recommended Operating Conditions
    3. 5.3 Power Block Performance
    4. 5.4 Thermal Information
    5. 5.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 5.6 Typical Power Block Device Characteristics
    7. 5.7 Typical Power Block MOSFET Characteristics
  6. 6Application and Implementation
    1. 6.1 Application Information
    2. 6.2 Brushless DC Motor With Trapezoidal Control
    3. 6.3 Power Loss Curves
    4. 6.4 Safe Operating Area (SOA) Curve
    5. 6.5 Normalized Power Loss Curves
    6. 6.6 Design Example – Regulate Current to Maintain Safe Operation
    7. 6.7 Design Example – Regulate Board and Case Temperature to Maintain Safe Operation
      1. 6.7.1 Operating Conditions
      2. 6.7.2 Calculating Power Loss
      3. 6.7.3 Calculating SOA Adjustments
  7. 7Layout
    1. 7.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 7.1.1 Electrical Performance
      2. 7.1.2 Thermal Considerations
    2. 7.2 Layout Example
  8. 8Device and Documentation Support
    1. 8.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    2. 8.2 Community Resources
    3. 8.3 Trademarks
    4. 8.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 8.5 Glossary
  9. 9Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information
    1. 9.1 Q5DC Package Dimensions
    2. 9.2 Land Pattern Recommendation
    3. 9.3 Stencil Recommendation

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • DMM|22
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Design Example – Regulate Current to Maintain Safe Operation

If the case and board temperature of the power block are known, the SOA can be used to determine the maximum allowed current that will maintain operation within the safe operating area of the device. The following procedure outlines how to determine the RMS current limit while maintaining operation within the confines of the SOA, assuming the temperatures of the top of the package and PCB directly underneath the part are known.

  1. Start at the maximum current of the device on the Y-axis and draw a line from this point at the known top case temperature to the known PCB temperature.
  2. Observe where this point intersects the TX line.
  3. At this intersection with the TX line, draw vertical line until you hit the SOA current limit. This intercept is the maximum allowed current at the corresponding power block PCB and case temperatures.

In the example below, we show how to achieve this for the temperatures TC = 124°C and TB = 120°C. First we draw from 50 A on the Y-axis at 124°C to 120°C on the X-axis. Then, we draw a line up from where this line crosses the TX line to see that this line intercepts the SOA at 39 A. Thus we can assume if we are measuring a PCB temperature of 124°C, and a top case temperature of 120°C, the power block can handle 39-A RMS, at the normalized conditions. At conditions that differ from those in Figure 1, the user may be required to make an SOA temperature adjustment on the TX line, as shown in the next section.

CSD88584Q5DC D088_SLPS598.pngFigure 20. Regulating Current to Maintain Safe Operation