SNVSAE4C July 2015 – October 2018 LM5160-Q1
The Fly-Buck output capacitor conducts higher ripple current than a buck converter output capacitor. Calculate the capacitive ripple for the isolated output capacitor based on the time the rectifier diode is off. During this time the entire output current is supplied by the output capacitor. Calculate the required capacitance for a worst-case VOUT2 (VOUT(ISO)) ripple voltage using Equation 24.
Equation 24 is an approximation and ignores the ripple components associated with ESR and ESL of the output capacitor. For a ΔVOUT2 = 100 mV, Equation 24 requires COUT2 = 6.5 µF. When selecting a ceramic capacitor, consider its voltage coefficient to ensure sufficient capacitance at the output voltage operating point.