SNVS783K January   2012  – August 2021 LM5017


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Timing Requirements
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1  Control Overview
      2. 7.3.2  VCC Regulator
      3. 7.3.3  Regulation Comparator
      4. 7.3.4  Overvoltage Comparator
      5. 7.3.5  On-Time Generator
      6. 7.3.6  Current Limit
      7. 7.3.7  N-Channel Buck Switch and Driver
      8. 7.3.8  Synchronous Rectifier
      9. 7.3.9  Undervoltage Detector
      10. 7.3.10 Thermal Protection
      11. 7.3.11 Ripple Configuration
      12. 7.3.12 Soft-Start
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Application Circuit: 12.5-V to 95-V Input and 10-V, 600-mA Output Buck Converter
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
          1. Custom Design with WEBENCH Tools
          2. RFB1, RFB2
          3. Frequency Selection
          4. Inductor Selection
          5. Output Capacitor
          6. Type III Ripple Circuit
          7. VCC and Bootstrap Capacitors
          8. Input Capacitor
          9. UVLO Resistors
        3. Application Curves
      2. 8.2.2 Isolated DC/DC Converter Using LM5017
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
          1.  Transformer Turns Ratio
          2.  Total IOUT
          3.  RFB1, RFB2
          4.  Frequency Selection
          5.  Transformer Selection
          6.  Primary Output Capacitor
          7.  Secondary Output Capacitor
          8.  Type III Feedback Ripple Circuit
          9.  Secondary Diode
          10. VCC and Boostrap Capacitor
          11. Input Capacitor
          12. UVLO Resistors
          13. VCC Diode
        3. Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Device Support
      1. 11.1.1 Third-Party Products Disclaimer
      2. 11.1.2 Development Support
        1. Custom Design With WEBENCH® Tools
    2. 11.2 Documentation Support
      1. 11.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 11.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 11.4 Support Resources
    5. 11.5 Trademarks
    6. 11.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 11.7 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Control Overview

The LM5017 buck regulator employs a control principle based on a comparator and a one-shot on-timer, with the output voltage feedback (FB) compared to an internal reference (1.225 V). If the FB voltage is below the reference the internal buck switch is turned on for the one-shot timer period, which is a function of the input voltage and the programming resistor (RON). Following the on-time the switch remains off until the FB voltage falls below the reference, but never before the minimum off-time forced by the minimum off-time one-shot timer. When the FB pin voltage falls below the reference and the minimum off-time one-shot period expires, the buck switch is turned on for another on-time one-shot period. This will continue until regulation is achieved and the FB voltage is approximately equal to 1.225 V (typ).

In a synchronous buck converter, the low-side (sync) FET is on when the high-side (buck) FET is off. The inductor current ramps up when the high-side switch is on and ramps down when the high-side switch is ‘off’. There is no diode emulation feature in this IC, and therefore, the inductor current may ramp in the negative direction at light load. This causes the converter to operate in continuous conduction mode (CCM) regardless of the output loading. The operating frequency remains relatively constant with load and line variations. Calculate the operating frequency as shown in Equation 1.

Equation 1. GUID-E46BAFC4-7B1E-4ABF-8930-62891D79A9BB-low.gif


  • K = 9 x 10–11

The output voltage (VOUT) is set by two external resistors (RFB1, RFB2). The regulated output voltage is calculated as shown in Equation 2.

Equation 2. GUID-BE097B58-C56D-428F-A7FE-8849B5DBA24C-low.gif

This regulator regulates the output voltage based on ripple voltage at the feedback input, requiring a minimum amount of ESR for the output capacitor (COUT). A minimum of 25 mV of ripple voltage at the feedback pin (FB) is required for the LM5017. In cases where the capacitor ESR is too small, additional series resistance may be required (RC in Figure 7-1).

For applications where lower output voltage ripple is required the output can be taken directly from a low ESR output capacitor, as shown in Figure 7-1. However, RC slightly degrades the load regulation.

GUID-570A6764-F053-42EE-8813-B46AD9211C9B-low.gifFigure 7-1 Low Ripple Output Configuration