SNVSB29C October 2018 – June 2021 LM5143-Q1
Figure 8-4 illustrates inductor current sensing using a shunt resistor. This configuration continuously monitors the inductor current to provide accurate overcurrent protection across the operating temperature range. For optimal current sense accuracy and overcurrent protection, use a low inductance ±1% tolerance shunt resistor between the inductor and the output, with a Kelvin connection to the LM5143-Q1 current sense amplifier.
If the peak differential current signal sensed from CS to VOUT exceeds the current limit threshold of 73 mV, the current limit comparator immediately terminates the applicable HO output for cycle-by-cycle current limiting. Use Equation 11 to calculate the shunt resistance.
The respective SS voltage is clamped 150 mV above FB during an overcurrent condition for each channel. Sixteen overcurrent events must occur before the SS clamp is enabled. This makes sure that SS can be pulled low during brief overcurrent events, preventing output voltage overshoot during recovery.