SLVS875C January   2009  – November 2014 TPS54332


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Schematic
      2.      Efficiency
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 Handling Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Switching Characteristics
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics: Characterization Curves
    8. 6.8 Typical Characteristics: Supplemental Application Curves
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1  Fixed Frequency PWM Control
      2. 7.3.2  Voltage Reference (Vref)
      3. 7.3.3  Bootstrap Voltage (BOOT)
      4. 7.3.4  Enable and Adjustable Input Undervoltage Lockout (VIN UVLO)
      5. 7.3.5  Programmable Slow-Start Using SS Pin
      6. 7.3.6  Error Amplifier
      7. 7.3.7  Slope Compensation
      8. 7.3.8  Current Mode Compensation Design
      9. 7.3.9  Overcurrent Protection and Frequency Shift
      10. 7.3.10 Overvoltage Transient Protection
      11. 7.3.11 Thermal Shutdown
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Operation With VIN < 3.5 V
      2. 7.4.2 Operation With EN Control
      3. 7.4.3 Eco-Mode
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1.  Switching Frequency
        2.  Output Voltage Set Point
        3.  Input Capacitors
        4.  Output Filter Components
        5.  Inductor Selection
        6.  Capacitor Selection
        7.  Compensation Components
        8.  Bootstrap Capacitor
        9.  Catch Diode
        10. Output Voltage Limitations
        11. Power Dissipation Estimate
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
    3. 10.3 Estimated Circuit Area
    4. 10.4 Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Considerations
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Device Support
      1. 11.1.1 Development Support
    2. 11.2 Trademarks
    3. 11.3 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    4. 11.4 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information


The TPS54332 is a 28-V, 3.5-A, step-down (buck) converter with an integrated high-side, N-channel MOSFET. To improve performance during line and load transients, the device implements a constant-frequency, current mode control, which reduces output capacitance and simplifies external frequency compensation design. The TPS54332 has a pre-set switching frequency of 1 MHz.

The TPS54332 needs a minimum input voltage of 3.5 V to operate normally. The EN pin has an internal pullup current source that can be used to adjust the input voltage undervoltage lockout (UVLO) with two external resistors. In addition, the pullup current provides a default condition when the EN pin is floating for the device to operate. The operating current is 82 μA typically when not switching and under no load. When the device is disabled, the supply current is 1 μA typically.

The integrated 80-mΩ high-side MOSFET allows for high-efficiency power supply designs with continuous output currents up to 3.5 A.

The TPS54332 reduces the external component count by integrating the boot recharge diode. The bias voltage for the integrated high-side MOSFET is supplied by an external capacitor on the BOOT to PH pin. The boot capacitor voltage is monitored by an UVLO circuit and will turn the high-side MOSFET off when the voltage falls below a preset threshold of 2.1 V typically. The output voltage can be stepped down to as low as the reference voltage.

By adding an external capacitor, the slow-start time of the TPS54332 can be adjustable which enables flexible output filter selection.

To improve the efficiency at light load conditions, the TPS54332 enters a special pulse-skipping Eco-Mode when the peak inductor current drops below 160 mA typically.

The frequency foldback reduces the switching frequency during start-up and over current conditions to help control the inductor current. The thermal shutdown gives the additional protection under fault conditions.