The BIAS pin operates up to 45 V (50-V absolute maximum) for automotive load dump. The switching frequency is dynamically programmable with an external resistor from 100 kHz to 2.2 MHz. Switching at 2.2 MHz minimizes AM band interference and allows for a small solution size and fast transient response. To reduce the EMI of the power supply, the device provides a selectable Dual Random Spread Spectrum, which reduces the EMI over a wide frequency range.
The device features an accurate peak current limit over the input voltage, which avoids overdesigning the power inductor. Low operating current and pulse-skipping operation improve efficiency at light loads.
The device has built-in protection features such as overvoltage protection, line UVLO, thermal shutdown, and selectable hiccup mode overload protection. Additional features include low shutdown IQ, programmable soft start, precision reference, power-good indicator, and external clock synchronization.