SNVSBK9C November   2019  – September 2020 LM63635-Q1


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  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 Timing Characteristics
    7. 7.7 Switching Characteristics
    8. 7.8 System Characteristics
    9. 7.9 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Sync/Mode Selection
      2. 8.3.2 Output Voltage Selection
      3. 8.3.3 Switching Frequency Selection
        1. Spread Spectrum Option
      4. 8.3.4 Enable and Start-up
      5. 8.3.5 RESET Flag Output
      6. 8.3.6 Undervoltage Lockout and Thermal Shutdown and Output Discharge
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Overview
      2. 8.4.2 Light Load Operation
        1. Sync/FPWM Operation
      3. 8.4.3 Dropout Operation
      4. 8.4.4 Minimum On-time Operation
      5. 8.4.5 Current Limit and Short-Circuit Operation
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Choosing the Switching Frequency
        2. Setting the Output Voltage
          1. CFF Selection
        3. Inductor Selection
        4. Output Capacitor Selection
        5. Input Capacitor Selection
        6. CBOOT
        7. VCC
        8. External UVLO
        9. Maximum Ambient Temperature
      3. 9.2.3 Full Feature Design Example
      4. 9.2.4 Application Curves
      5. 9.2.5 EMI Performance Curves
    3. 9.3 What to Do and What Not to Do
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 11.1.1 Ground and Thermal Considerations
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
      1. 12.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Support Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Glossary
    6. 12.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Input Capacitor Selection

The ceramic input capacitors provide a low impedance source to the regulator in addition to supplying the ripple current and isolating switching noise from other circuits. A minimum of 4.7 µF of ceramic capacitance is required on the input of the LM63635-Q1, connected directly between VIN and PGND. This must be rated for at least the maximum input voltage that the application requires; preferably twice the maximum input voltage. This capacitance can be increased to help reduce input voltage ripple and maintain the input voltage during load transients. More input capacitance is required for larger output currents. In addition, a small case size, 220-nF ceramic capacitor must be used at the input as close a possible to the regulator, typically within 1 mm of the VIN and PGND pins. This provides a high frequency bypass for the control circuits internal to the device. For this example, a 10-µF, 50-V, X7R (or better) ceramic capacitor is chosen. Two 4.7-µF capacitors can also be used. The 220 nF must also be rated at 50 V with an X7R dielectric and preferably a small case size, such as an 0603.

Many times, it is desirable to use an electrolytic capacitor on the input in parallel with the ceramics. This is especially true if long leads or traces are used to connect the input supply to the regulator. The moderate ESR of this capacitor can help damp any ringing on the input supply caused by the long power leads. The use of this additional capacitor also helps with voltage dips caused by input supplies with unusually high impedance.

Most of the input switching current passes through the ceramic input capacitor or capacitors. Use Equation 11 to calculate the approximate RMS current. This value must be checked against the manufacturers' maximum ratings.

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