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

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Orderable Information

Synchronization to RT/CLK Terminal

The RT/CLK terminal can receive a frequency synchronization signal from an external system clock. To implement this synchronization feature connect a square wave to the RT/CLK terminal through either circuit network shown in Figure 24. The square wave applied to the RT/CLK terminal must switch lower than 0.5 V and higher than 1.7 V and have a pulsewidth greater than 15 ns. The synchronization frequency range is 160 kHz to 2300 kHz. The rising edge of the SW will be synchronized to the falling edge of RT/CLK terminal signal. The external synchronization circuit should be designed such that the default frequency set resistor is connected from the RT/CLK terminal to ground when the synchronization signal is off. When using a low impedance signal source, the frequency set resistor is connected in parallel with an ac coupling capacitor to a termination resistor (e.g., 50 Ω) as shown in Figure 24. The two resistors in series provide the default frequency setting resistance when the signal source is turned off. The sum of the resistance should set the switching frequency close to the external CLK frequency. It is recommended to ac couple the synchronization signal through a 10 pF ceramic capacitor to RT/CLK terminal.

The first time the RT/CLK is pulled above the PLL threshold the TPS54360 switches from the RT resistor free-running frequency mode to the PLL synchronized mode. The internal 0.5 V voltage source is removed and the RT/CLK terminal becomes high impedance as the PLL starts to lock onto the external signal. The switching frequency can be higher or lower than the frequency set with the RT/CLK resistor. The device transitions from the resistor mode to the PLL mode and locks onto the external clock frequency within 78 microseconds. During the transition from the PLL mode to the resistor programmed mode, the switching frequency will fall to 150 kHz and then increase or decrease to the resistor programmed frequency when the 0.5 V bias voltage is reapplied to the RT/CLK resistor.

The switching frequency is divided by 8, 4, 2, and 1 as the FB terminal voltage ramps from 0 to 0.8 volts. The device implements a digital frequency foldback to enable synchronizing to an external clock during normal start-up and fault conditions. Figure 25, Figure 26 and Figure 27 show the device synchronized to an external system clock in continuous conduction mode (CCM), discontinuous conduction (DCM), and pulse skip mode (Eco-Mode).


TPS54360 syn_sys_clk_lvsbb4.gifFigure 24. Synchronizing to a System Clock
TPS54360 ccm_plt_lvsbb4.gifFigure 25. Plot of Synchronizing in CCM
TPS54360 skip_mod_lvsbb4.gifFigure 27. Plot of Synchronizing in Eco-Mode
TPS54360 dcm_plt_lvsbb4.gifFigure 26. Plot of Synchronizing in DCM