SLVSDV8 July 2017 TPS54424
The device has been designed to prevent the low-side MOSFET from discharging a pre-biased output. During monotonic pre-biased startup, the low-side MOSFET is not allowed to sink current until the SS/TRK pin voltage is higher than the FB pin voltage and the high-side MOSFET begins to switch. The one exception is if the BOOT-SW voltage is below the UVLO threshold. While in BOOT-SW UVLO, the low-side MOSFET is allowed to turn on to charge the BOOT capacitor. The low-side MOSFET reverse current protection provides another layer of protection for the device after the high-side MOSFET begins to switch.