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

Current Sense Amplifier

Each channel of the LM5170 has an independent bidirectional, high accuracy, and high-speed differential current sense amplifier. The differential current sense polarity is determined by the DIR command. The amplifier gain is 50, such that a smaller current sense resistor can be used to reduce power dissipation. The amplified current sense signal is used to perform the following functions:

  • Applied to the inverting input of the error amplifier for current loop regulation.
  • Used to reconstruct the channel current monitor signal at the IOUT1 and IOUT2 pins.
  • Monitored by the cycle-by-cycle peak current limit comparator for instantaneous overcurrent protection.
  • Sensed by the current zero cross detector to operate the synchronous rectifiers in diode emulation mode.

The current sense resistor Rcs should be selected for 50-mV current sense voltage when the channel DC current reaches the rated level. The CS1A, CS1B, CS2A, and CS2B pins should be Kelvin connected for accurate sensing.

It is very important that the current sense resistors are non-inductive. Otherwise the sensed current signals are distorted even if the parasitic inductance is only a few nH. Such inductance may not affect the current regulation during continuous conduction mode, but it does affect current zero cross detection, and hence the performance of diode emulation mode under light load. As a consequence, the synchronous rectifier gate pulse is truncated much earlier than the inductor current zero crossing, causing the body diode of the synchronous rectifier to conduct unnecessarily for a longer time. See the Diode Emulation section for details.

If the selected current sense resistor has parasitic inductance, see the Application Information section for methods to compensate for this condition and achieve optimal performance.