While the LMS36x5-Q1 reset function resembles a standard Power-Good function, its functionality is designed to replace a discrete reset device, reducing additional component cost. There are three major differences between the reset function and the normal power good function seen in most regulators.
Because the RESET comparator and the regulation loop share the same reference, the thresholds track with the output voltage. When EN is pulled low, the RESET flag output is forced low. When the device is disabled, RESET remains valid as long as the input voltage is ≥ 1.5 V. RESET operation can best be understood by reference to Figure 8-2 and Figure 8-3. Output voltage excursions lasting less than TRESET-filter do not trip RESET. Once the output voltage is within the prescribed limits, a delay of TRESET-act is imposed before RESET goes high. This enables tighter tolerance than is possible with an external supervisor device while also expanding the system allowance for transient response without the need for extremely accurate internal circuitry.
This output consists of an open-drain NMOS; requiring an external pullup resistor to a suitable logic supply. It can also be pulled up to either VCC or VOUT, through an appropriate resistor, as desired. The pin can be left floating or grounded if the RESET function is not used in the application. The maximum current into this pin must be limited to 10 mA, and the maximum voltage must be less than 8 V.
The threshold voltage for the RESET function takes advantage of the availability of the LMS36x5-Q1 internal feedback threshold to the RESET circuit. This allows a maximum threshold of 96.5% of selected output voltage to be specified at the same time as 96% of actual set point.