SLVSAH5E December 2010 – May 2019 TPS57114-Q1
Figure 31 shows an equivalent model for the TPS57114-Q1 control loop which one can model in a circuit-simulation program to check frequency response and dynamic load response. The error amplifier is a transconductance amplifier with a gm of 245 µS. One can use an ideal voltage-controlled current source to model the error amplifier. Resistor R0 and capacitor C0 model the open-loop gain and frequency response of the amplifier. The 1-mV ac voltage source between nodes a and b effectively breaks the control loop for the frequency-response measurements. Plotting a over c vs frequency shows the small-signal response of the frequency compensation. Plotting a over b vs frequency shows the small-signal response of the overall loop. One can check the dynamic loop response by replacing R(L) with a current source having the appropriate load-step amplitude and step rate in a time-domain analysis.