SLVS413J October   2002  – December 2019 TPS61040 , TPS61041


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Typical Application Schematic
  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 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Peak Current Control
      2. 7.3.2 Soft Start
      3. 7.3.3 Enable
      4. 7.3.4 Undervoltage Lockout
      5. 7.3.5 Thermal Shutdown
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Operation
  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. Inductor Selection, Maximum Load Current
        2. Setting the Output Voltage
        3. Line and Load Regulation
        4. Output Capacitor Selection
        5. Input Capacitor Selection
        6. Diode Selection
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
    3. 8.3 System Examples
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Third-Party Products Disclaimer
    2. 11.2 Related Links
    3. 11.3 Support Resources
    4. 11.4 Trademarks
    5. 11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 11.6 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • DBV|5
  • DRV|6
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Setting the Output Voltage

The output voltage is calculated as:

Equation 5. TPS61040 TPS61041 Q5_lvs413.gif

For battery-powered applications, a high-impedance voltage divider should be used with a typical value for R2 of ≤200 kΩ and a maximum value for R1 of 2.2 MΩ. Smaller values might be used to reduce the noise sensitivity of the feedback pin.

A feedforward capacitor across the upper feedback resistor R1 is required to provide sufficient overdrive for the error comparator. Without a feedforward capacitor, or one whose value is too small, the TPS6104x shows double pulses or a pulse burst instead of single pulses at the switch node (SW), causing higher output voltage ripple. If this higher output voltage ripple is acceptable, the feedforward capacitor can be left out.

The lower the switching frequency of the converter, the larger the feedforward capacitor value required. A good starting point is to use a 10-pF feedforward capacitor. As a first estimation, the required value for the feedforward capacitor at the operation point can also be calculated using the following formula:

Equation 6. TPS61040 TPS61041 Q6_lvs413.gif


  • R1 = Upper resistor of voltage divider
  • fS = Switching frequency of the converter at the nominal load current (See Inductor Selection, Maximum Load Current for calculating the switching frequency)
  • CFF = Choose a value that comes closest to the result of the calculation

The larger the feedforward capacitor the worse the line regulation of the device. Therefore, when concern for line regulation is paramount, the selected feedforward capacitor should be as small as possible. See the following section for more information about line and load regulation.