SLVSCM8C May   2015  – February 2019 TPS61088


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Typical Application Circuit
  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 Enable and Startup
      2. 7.3.2 Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
      3. 7.3.3 Adjustable Switching Frequency
      4. 7.3.4 Adjustable Peak Current Limit
      5. 7.3.5 Overvoltage Protection
      6. 7.3.6 Thermal Shutdown
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Operation
        1. PWM Mode
        2. PFM Mode
  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. Setting Switching Frequency
        3. Setting Peak Current Limit
        4. Setting Output Voltage
        5. Inductor Selection
        6. Input Capacitor Selection
        7. Output Capacitor Selection
        8. Loop Stability
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
    3. 10.3 Thermal Considerations
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Custom Design with WEBENCH Tools
    2. 11.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 11.3 Device Support
      1. 11.3.1 Third-Party Products Disclaimer
    4. 11.4 Community Resources
    5. 11.5 Trademarks
    6. 11.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 11.7 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Loop Stability

The TPS61088 requires external compensation, which allows the loop response to be optimized for each application. The COMP pin is the output of the internal error amplifier. An external compensation network comprised of resistor R5, ceramic capacitors C5 and C8 is connected to the COMP pin.

The power stage small signal loop response of constant off time (COT) with peak current control can be modeled by Equation 13.

Equation 13. TPS61088 eq_9_LVSCM8.gif


  • D is the switching duty cycle.
  • RO is the output load resistance.
  • Rsense is the equivalent internal current sense resistor, which is 0.08 Ω.
Equation 14. TPS61088 eq_9_where1_LVSCM8.gif


  • CO is output capacitor.
Equation 15. TPS61088 eq_9_where2_LVSCM8.gif


  • RESR is the equivalent series resistance of the output capacitor.
Equation 16. TPS61088 eq_9_where3_LVSCM8.gif

The COMP pin is the output of the internal transconductance amplifier. Equation 17 shows the small signal transfer function of compensation network.

Equation 17. TPS61088 eq_9_where4_LVSCW6.gif


  • GEA is the amplifier’s transconductance
  • REA is the amplifier’s output resistance
  • VREF is the reference voltage at the FB pin
  • VOUT is the output voltage
  • ƒCOMP1, ƒCOMP2 are the poles' frequency of the compensation network.
  • ƒCOMZ is the zero's frequency of the compensation network.

The next step is to choose the loop crossover frequency, ƒC. The higher in frequency that the loop gain stays above zero before crossing over, the faster the loop response is. It is generally accepted that the loop gain cross over no higher than the lower of either 1/10 of the switching frequency, ƒSW, or 1/5 of the RHPZ frequency, ƒRHPZ.

Then set the value of R5, C5, and C8 (in Figure 12) by following these equations.

Equation 18. TPS61088 eq_10_LVSCW6.gif


  • ƒC is the selected crossover frequency.

The value of C5 can be set by Equation 19.

Equation 19. TPS61088 eq_11_LVSCM8.gif

The value of C8 can be set by Equation 20.

Equation 20. TPS61088 eq_12_LVSCM8.gif

If the calculated value of C8 is less than 10 pF, it can be left open.

Designing the loop for greater than 45° of phase margin and greater than 10-dB gain margin eliminates output voltage ringing during the line and load transient.