SNAS714C November   2016  – August 2021 LMS3635-Q1 , LMS3655-Q1


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Tables
  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 Thermal Information (for Device Mounted on PCB)
    6. 7.6 Electrical Characteristics
    7. 7.7 System Characteristics
    8. 7.8 Timing Requirements
    9. 7.9 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
      1. 8.2.1 Control Scheme
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 RESET Flag Output
      2. 8.3.2 Enable and Start-Up
      3. 8.3.3 Soft-Start Function
      4. 8.3.4 Current Limit
      5. 8.3.5 Hiccup Mode
      6. 8.3.6 Synchronizing Input
      7. 8.3.7 Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO) and Thermal Shutdown (TSD)
      8. 8.3.8 Input Supply Current
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 AUTO Mode
      2. 8.4.2 FPWM Mode
      3. 8.4.3 Dropout
      4. 8.4.4 Spread-Spectrum Operation
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Applications
      1. 9.2.1 General Application
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
          1. Custom Design With WEBENCH® Tools
          2. External Components Selection
            1. Input Capacitors
            2. Output Inductors and Capacitors
              1. Inductor Selection
              2. Output Capacitor Selection
          3. Setting the Output Voltage
          4. FB for Adjustable Output
          5. VCC
          6. BIAS
          7. CBOOT
          8. Maximum Ambient Temperature
        3. Application Curves
      2. 9.2.2 Fixed 5-V Output for USB-Type Applications
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
        3. Application Curves
      3. 9.2.3 Fixed 3.3-V Output
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
        3. Application Curves
      4. 9.2.4 6-V Adjustable Output
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
        3. Application Curves
    3. 9.3 Do's and Don't's
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Device Support
      1. 12.1.1 Third-Party Products Disclaimer
      2. 12.1.2 Development Support
        1. Custom Design With WEBENCH® Tools
    2. 12.2 Documentation Support
      1. 12.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 12.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 12.4 Support Resources
    5. 12.5 Trademarks
    6. 12.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 12.7 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

The LMS36x5-Q1 devices run in current mode and with internal compensation. The compensation of the fixed 5-V and 3.3-V configurations is stable with inductance between 6.5 µH and 20 µH. For most applications, the fixed 5-V and 3.3-V configurations of the LMS36x5-Q1 devices are optimized for a nominal inductance of 10 μH. This gives a ripple current that is approximately 20% to 30% of the full load current of 5.5 A. If applying a synchronization clock signal, the designer should appropriately size the inductor for the converter's operating switching frequency. For output voltages greater than 5 V, a proportionally larger inductor can be used, thus keeping the ratio of inductor current slope to internal compensating slope constant. Inductance that is too high is not recommended because it can result in poor load transient behavior and instability.

The inductor must be rated to handle the peak load current plus the ripple current—carefully review the different saturation current ratings specified by different manufacturers. Saturation current ratings are typically specified at 25°C, so ratings at maximum ambient temperature of the application should be requested from the manufacturer. For the LMS3635-Q1, TI recommends a saturation current of 7.5 A or higher, and for the LMS3655-Q1, a saturation current of 10 A or higher is recommended. Carefully review the inductor parasitic resistance; the inductor parasitic resistance must be as low as possible to minimize losses at heavy loads. The best way to obtain an optimum design is to use the Texas Instruments WEBENCH Design Tool.

Table 9-2 gives a list of several possible inductors that can be used with the LMS36x5-Q1.

The designer should choose the inductors that best match the system requirements. A very wide range of inductors are available as regarding physical size, height, maximum current (thermally limited, and inductance loss limited), series resistance, maximum operating frequency, losses, and so forth. In general, inductors of smaller physical size have higher series resistance (DCR) and implicitly lower overall efficiency is achieved. Very low-profile inductors may have even higher series resistance. TI recommends finding the best compromise between system performance and cost.

Table 9-2 Recommended Inductors
Würth74432510008.5 A16 mΩ
Würth744770910010.5 A21 mΩ
CoilcraftDO3316T-222MLB7.8 A11 mΩ
CoiltronicsMPI4040R3-2R2-R7.9 A48 mΩ
VishayIHLP2525CZER2R2M018 A18 mΩ
VishayIHLP4040DZER100M0112 A36.5 mΩ
CoilcraftXAL6060-103MEC7.6 A27 mΩ
CoilcraftXAL8080-103MED10.9 A21 mΩ