SLUSCD4B March 2017 – May 2018 TPS543C20
Though it is possible to operate the TPS543C20 within absolute maximum ratings without ringing reduction techniques, some designs may require external components to further reduce ringing levels. This example uses two approaches: a high frequency power stage bypass capacitor on the VIN pins, and an R-C snubber between the SW area and GND.
The high-frequency VIN bypass capacitor is a lossless ringing reduction technique which helps minimizes the outboard parasitic inductances in the power stage, which store energy during the low-side MOSFET on-time, and discharge once the high-side MOSFET is turned on. For this example twin 2.2-nF, 25-V, 0603-sized high-frequency capacitors are used. The placement of these capacitors is critical to its effectiveness.
Additionally, an R-C snubber circuit is added to this example. To balance efficiency and spike levels, a 1-nF capacitor and a 1-Ω resistor are chosen. In this example a 0805-sized resistor is chosen, which is rated for 0.125 W, nearly twice the estimated power dissipation. See SLUP100 for more information about snubber circuits.