SNVS872D August 2012 – August 2018 LMZ21700
The LMZ21700 operates in PWM mode when the output current is greater than half the inductor ripple current. The frequency variation in PWM mode is controlled and depends on the VIN and VOUT settings. Refer to the Application Curves section for switching frequency graphs for several typical output voltage settings. As the load current is decreased and the valley of the inductor current ripple reaches 0 A the device enters PSM operation to maintain high efficiency.