SLLSEF3C June 2013 – April 2021 SN6501-Q1
The following recommendations on components selection focus on the design of an efficient push-pull converter with high current drive capability. Contrary to popular belief, the output voltage of the unregulated converter output drops significantly over a wide range in load current. The characteristic curve in Figure 6-11 for example shows that the difference between VOUT at minimum load and VOUT at maximum load exceeds a transceiver’s supply range. Therefore, in order to provide a stable, load independent supply while maintaining maximum possible efficiency the implementation of a low dropout regulator (LDO) is strongly advised.