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


With a logic high on the FPWM input, the device is locked in PWM mode. CCM operation is maintained, even at no load, by allowing the inductor current to reverse its normal direction. To prevent frequency foldback behavior at low duty cycles, provide a 200-mA load. This mode trades off reduced light load efficiency for low output voltage ripple, tight output voltage regulation, and constant switching frequency. In this mode, a negative current limit of INEG is imposed to prevent damage to the low-side FET of the regulator. When in PWM, the converter synchronizes to any valid clock signal on the SYNC input (see Section 8.3.6).

When constant frequency operation is more important than light load efficiency, pull the LMS36x5-Q1 FPWM input high or provide a valid synchronization input. Once activated, the diode emulation feature is turned off in this mode. This means that the device remains in CCM under light loads. Under conditions where the device must reduce the on time or off time below the ensured minimum, the frequency reduces to maintain the effective duty cycle required for regulation. This can occur for high input or output voltage ratios.

With the FPWM pin pulled low (normal mode), the diode emulation feature is activated. Device operation is the same as above; however, the regulator goes into DCM operation when the valley of the inductor current reaches zero.

This feature may be activated and deactivated while the part is regulating without removing the load. This feature activates and deactivates gradually preventing perturbation of output voltage. When in FPWM mode, a limited reverse current is allowed through the inductor allowing power to pass from the regulator's output to its input. In this case, ensure that a large enough input capacitor is used to absorb the reverse current.


While FPWM is activated, larger currents pass through the inductor than in AUTO mode when lightly loaded. This may result in more EMI, though at a predictable frequency. Once loads are heavy enough to necessitate CCM operation, FPWM has no measurable effect on the operation of the regulator.