SNVSAN3F August   2017  – November 2020 LMR33630


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and 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 System Characteristics
    8. 7.8 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Power-Good Flag Output
      2. 8.3.2 Enable and Start-up
      3. 8.3.3 Current Limit and Short Circuit
      4. 8.3.4 Undervoltage Lockout and Thermal Shutdown
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Auto Mode
      2. 8.4.2 Dropout
      3. 8.4.3 Minimum Switch On-Time
  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.  Custom Design With WEBENCH® Tools
        2.  Choosing the Switching Frequency
        3.  Setting the Output Voltage
        4.  Inductor Selection
        5.  Output Capacitor Selection
        6.  Input Capacitor Selection
        7.  CBOOT
        8.  VCC
        9.  CFF Selection
        10. External UVLO
        11. Maximum Ambient Temperature
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
    3. 9.3 What to Do and What Not to Do
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 10.1.1 Ground and Thermal Considerations
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Device Support
      1. 11.1.1 Development Support
        1. Custom Design With WEBENCH® Tools
    2. 11.2 Documentation Support
      1. 11.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 11.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 11.4 Support Resources
    5. 11.5 Trademarks
    6. 11.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 11.7 Glossary

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • RNX|12
  • DDA|8
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Inductor Selection

The parameters for selecting the inductor are the inductance and saturation current. The inductance is based on the desired peak-to-peak ripple current and is normally chosen to be in the range of 20% to 40% of the maximum output current. Experience shows that the best value for inductor ripple current is 30% of the maximum load current. Note that when selecting the ripple current for applications with much smaller maximum load than the maximum available from the device, the maximum device current should be used. Equation 4 can be used to determine the value of inductance. The constant K is the percentage of inductor current ripple. For this example, K = 0.3 was chosen and an inductance L = 8.1 µH was found; the next standard value of 8 µH was selected.

Equation 4. GUID-A76E470F-7C8C-46EE-AC4B-8FB77DB53A21-low.gif

Ideally, the saturation current rating of the inductor must be at least as large as the high-side switch current limit, ISC (see Section 7.5). This ensures that the inductor does not saturate even during a short circuit on the output. When the inductor core material saturates, the inductance falls to a very low value, causing the inductor current to rise very rapidly. Although the valley current limit, ILIMIT, is designed to reduce the risk of current run-away, a saturated inductor can cause the current to rise to high values very rapidly. This can lead to component damage; do not allow the inductor to saturate. Inductors with a ferrite core material have very hard saturation characteristics, but usually have lower core losses than powdered iron cores. Powered iron cores exhibit a soft saturation, allowing for some relaxation in the current rating of the inductor. However, they have more core losses at frequencies typically above 1 MHz. In any case, the inductor saturation current must not be less than the device low-side current limit, ILIMIT (see Section 7.5). The maximum inductance is limited by the minimum current ripple required for the current mode control to perform correctly. As a rule-of-thumb, the minimum inductor ripple current must be no less than about 10% of the device maximum rated current under nominal conditions.

Equation 5. GUID-5893C6F6-07D7-4017-8B77-0296F6771D91-low.gif