SNVSBJ0A December   2019  – June 2020 LM5170

PRODUCTION DATA.  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Application Circuit
      2.      Channel Current Tracking ISETA Command
  4. Revision History
  5. Description (continued)
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4 Thermal Information
    5. 7.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1  Bias Supply (VCC, VCCA)
      2. 8.3.2  Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO) and Master Enable or Disable
      3. 8.3.3  High Voltage Input (VIN, VINX)
      4. 8.3.4  Current Sense Amplifier
      5. 8.3.5  Control Commands
        1. 8.3.5.1 Channel Enable Commands (EN1, EN2)
        2. 8.3.5.2 Direction Command (DIR)
        3. 8.3.5.3 Channel Current Setting Commands (ISETA or ISETD)
      6. 8.3.6  Channel Current Monitor (IOUT1, IOUT2)
      7. 8.3.7  Cycle-by-Cycle Peak Current Limit (IPK)
      8. 8.3.8  Error Amplifier
      9. 8.3.9  Ramp Generator
      10. 8.3.10 Soft Start
        1. 8.3.10.1 Soft-Start Control by the SS Pin
        2. 8.3.10.2 Soft Start by MCU Through the ISET Pin
        3. 8.3.10.3 The SS Pin as the Restart Timer
      11. 8.3.11 Gate Drive Outputs, Dead Time Programming and Adaptive Dead Time (HO1, HO2, LO1, LO2, DT)
      12. 8.3.12 PWM Comparator
      13. 8.3.13 Oscillator (OSC)
      14. 8.3.14 Synchronization to an External Clock (SYNCIN, SYNCOUT)
      15. 8.3.15 Diode Emulation
      16. 8.3.16 Power MOSFET Failure Detection and Failure Protection (nFAULT, BRKG, BRKS)
        1. 8.3.16.1 Failure Detection Selection at the SYNCOUT Pin
        2. 8.3.16.2 Nominal Circuit Breaker Function
      17. 8.3.17 Overvoltage Protection (OVPA, OVPB)
        1. 8.3.17.1 HV-V- Port OVP (OVPA)
        2. 8.3.17.2 LV-Port OVP (OVPB)
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Multiphase Configurations (SYNCOUT, OPT)
        1. 8.4.1.1 Multiphase in Star Configuration
        2. 8.4.1.2 Configuration of 2, 3, or 4 Phases in Master-Slave Daisy-Chain Configurations
        3. 8.4.1.3 Configuration of 6 or 8 Phases in Master-Slave Daisy-Chain Configurations
      2. 8.4.2 Multiphase Total Current Monitoring
    5. 8.5 Programming
      1. 8.5.1 Dynamic Dead Time Adjustment
      2. 8.5.2 Optional UVLO Programming
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
      1. 9.1.1 Typical Key Waveforms
        1. 9.1.1.1 Typical Power-Up Sequence
        2. 9.1.1.2 One to Eight Phase Programming
      2. 9.1.2 Inner Current Loop Small Signal Models
        1. 9.1.2.1 Small Signal Model
        2. 9.1.2.2 Inner Current Loop Compensation
      3. 9.1.3 Compensating for the Non-Ideal Current Sense Resistor
      4. 9.1.4 Outer Voltage Loop Control
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 60-A, Dual-Phase, 48-V to 12-V Bidirectional Converter
        1. 9.2.1.1 Design Requirements
        2. 9.2.1.2 Detailed Design Procedure
          1. 9.2.1.2.1  Determining the Duty Cycle
          2. 9.2.1.2.2  Oscillator Programming
          3. 9.2.1.2.3  Power Inductor, RMS and Peak Currents
          4. 9.2.1.2.4  Current Sense (RCS)
          5. 9.2.1.2.5  Current Setting Limits (ISETA or ISETD)
          6. 9.2.1.2.6  Peak Current Limit
          7. 9.2.1.2.7  Power MOSFETS
          8. 9.2.1.2.8  Bias Supply
          9. 9.2.1.2.9  Boot Strap
          10. 9.2.1.2.10 RAMP Generators
          11. 9.2.1.2.11 OVP
          12. 9.2.1.2.12 Dead Time
          13. 9.2.1.2.13 IOUT Monitors
          14. 9.2.1.2.14 UVLO Pin Usage
          15. 9.2.1.2.15 VIN Pin Configuration
          16. 9.2.1.2.16 Loop Compensation
          17. 9.2.1.2.17 Soft Start
          18. 9.2.1.2.18 ISET Pins
        3. 9.2.1.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Examples
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Device Support
      1. 12.1.1 Development Support
    2. 12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Support Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 12.6 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Channel Current Monitor (IOUT1, IOUT2)

The LM5170 monitors the real time inductor current in each channel at the IOUT1 and IOUT2 pins. The channel current is converted to a small current source scaled by the factors seen in Equation 11 and Equation 12:

Equation 11. LM5170 eq_11_SNVSAQ6.gif
Equation 12. LM5170 eq_12_SNVSAQ6.gif

where

  • VCS1 and VCS2 are the real time current sense voltage of CH-1 and CH-2, respectively
  • the 25 µA is a DC offset current superimposed on to the IOUT signals (refer to Figure 23).

The DC offset current is introduced to raise the no-load signal above the possible ground noise floor. Because the monitor signal is in the form of current, an accurate reading can be obtained across a termination resistor even if the resistor is located far from the LM5170 but close to the MCU, thus rejecting potential ground differences between the LM5170 and the MCU. Figure 24 shows a typical channel current monitor through a 9.09-KΩ termination resistor and a 10-nF to 100-nF ceramic capacitor in parallel. The RC network converts the current monitor signal into a DC voltage proportional to the channel DC current. For example, when the current sense voltage DC component is 50 mVdc, namely VCS_dc = 50 mV, the termination RC network will produce a DC voltage of 2.5 V. Note that the maximum IOUT pin voltage is internally clamped to approximately 4 V.

LM5170 channel_monitor_current_source_vs_current_sense_voltage_snvsaq6.gifFigure 23. Channel Monitor Current Source vs Current Sense Voltage
LM5170 channel_current_monitor_snvsbj0.gifFigure 24. Channel Current Monitor