The converter switching frequency is set by connecting RFRS from the FRS pin to ARTN. The frequency may be set as high as 1 MHz with some loss in programming accuracy as well as converter efficiency. Synchronization at high duty cycles may become more difficult above 500 kHz due to the internal oscillator delays reducing the available on-time. As an example:
The TPS23754 device may be synchronized to an external clock to eliminate beat frequencies from a sampled system, or to place emission spectrum away from an RF input frequency. Synchronization may be accomplished by applying a short pulse (TSYNC) of magnitude VSYNC to FRS as shown in Figure 30. RFRS should be chosen so that the maximum free-running frequency is just below the desired synchronization frequency. The synchronization pulse terminates the potential on-time period, and the off-time period does not begin until the pulse terminates. The pulse at the FRS pin should reach between 2.5 V and VB, with a minimum width of 22 ns (above 2.5 V) and rise and fall times less than 10 ns. The FRS node should be protected from noise because it is high-impedance. An RT on the order of 100 Ω in the isolated example reduces noise sensitivity and jitter.