SLVSBB4G August   2012  – June 2018 TPS54360


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Schematic
      2.      Efficiency vs Load Current
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Timing Requirements
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  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  Slope Compensation Output Current
      3. 7.3.3  Pulse Skip Eco-mode
      4. 7.3.4  Low Dropout Operation and Bootstrap Voltage (BOOT)
      5. 7.3.5  Error Amplifier
      6. 7.3.6  Adjusting the Output Voltage
      7. 7.3.7  Enable and Adjusting Undervoltage Lockout
      8. 7.3.8  Internal Soft-Start
      9. 7.3.9  Constant Switching Frequency and Timing Resistor (RT/CLK) Terminal)
      10. 7.3.10 Accurate Current Limit Operation and Maximum Switching Frequency
      11. 7.3.11 Synchronization to RT/CLK Terminal
      12. 7.3.12 Overvoltage Protection
      13. 7.3.13 Thermal Shutdown
      14. 7.3.14 Small Signal Model for Loop Response
      15. 7.3.15 Simple Small Signal Model for Peak Current Mode Control
      16. 7.3.16 Small Signal Model for Frequency Compensation
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Operation with VIN = < 4.5 V (Minimum VIN)
      2. 7.4.2 Operation with EN Control
      3. 7.4.3 Alternate Power Supply Topologies
        1. Inverting Power
        2. Split-Rail Power Supply
  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.  Custom Design with WEBENCH® Tools
        2.  Selecting the Switching Frequency
        3.  Output Inductor Selection (LO)
        4.  Output Capacitor
        5.  Catch Diode
        6.  Input Capacitor
        7.  Bootstrap Capacitor Selection
        8.  Undervoltage Lockout Set Point
        9.  Output Voltage and Feedback Resistors Selection
        10. Minimum VIN
        11. Compensation
        12. Discontinuous Conduction Mode and Eco-mode Boundary
        13. 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
      1. 10.2.1 Estimated Circuit Area
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Documentation Support
      1. 11.1.1 Custom Design with WEBENCH® Tools
    2. 11.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 11.3 Community Resources
    4. 11.4 Trademarks
    5. 11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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

Catch Diode

The TPS54360 requires an external catch diode between the SW terminal and GND. The selected diode must have a reverse voltage rating equal to or greater than VIN(max). The peak current rating of the diode must be greater than the maximum inductor current. Schottky diodes are typically a good choice for the catch diode due to their low forward voltage. The lower the forward voltage of the diode, the higher the efficiency of the regulator.

Typically, diodes with higher voltage and current ratings have higher forward voltages. A diode with a minimum of 60 V reverse voltage is preferred to allow input voltage transients up to the rated voltage of the TPS54360.

For the example design, the B560C-13-F Schottky diode is selected for its lower forward voltage and good thermal characteristics compared to smaller devices. The typical forward voltage of the B560C-13-F is 0.70 volts at 5 A.

The diode must also be selected with an appropriate power rating. The diode conducts the output current during the off-time of the internal power switch. The off-time of the internal switch is a function of the maximum input voltage, the output voltage, and the switching frequency. The output current during the off-time is multiplied by the forward voltage of the diode to calculate the instantaneous conduction losses of the diode. At higher switching frequencies, the ac losses of the diode need to be taken into account. The ac losses of the diode are due to the charging and discharging of the junction capacitance and reverse recovery charge. Equation 37 is used to calculate the total power dissipation, including conduction losses and ac losses of the diode.

The B560C-13-F diode has a junction capacitance of 300 pF. Using Equation 37, the total loss in the diode is 2.58 Watts.

If the power supply spends a significant amount of time at light load currents or in sleep mode, consider using a diode which has a low leakage current and slightly higher forward voltage drop.

Equation 37. TPS54360 q_pd_lvsbb4.gif