SLVSCO0E June 2014 – October 2020
For best performance, all traces must be as short as possible. To be most effective, the input and output capacitors must be placed close to the device to minimize the effects that parasitic trace inductances may have on normal and short-circuit operation. Using wide traces for VIN, VOUT, and GND helps minimize the parasitic electrical effects along with minimizing the case to ambient thermal impedance.
The maximum IC junction temperature must be restricted to 125°C under normal operating conditions. To calculate the maximum allowable dissipation, PD(max) for a given output current and ambient temperature, use Equation 3.