SLVSEL7B April   2019  – October 2019 TPS61390


  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 Recommended Operating Conditions
    2. 6.2 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    3. 6.3 ESD Ratings
    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 Undervoltage Lockout
      2. 7.3.2 Enable and Disable
      3. 7.3.3 Current Mirror
      4. 7.3.4 Sample and Hold
      5. 7.3.5 High Optical Power Protection
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Mode
      1. 7.4.1 PFM Operation
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirement
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1.  Selecting the Rectifier Diode
        2.  Selecting the Inductor
        3.  Selecting Output Capacitor
        4.  Selecting Filter Resistor and Capacitor
        5.  Setting the Output Voltage
        6.  Selecting Sample Window
        7.  Selecting Capacitor for CAP pin
        8.  Selecting Capacitor for AVCC pin
        9.  Selecting Capacitor for APD pin
        10. Selecting the Resistors of MON1 or MON2
        11. Selecting the Capacitors of MON1 or MON2
        12. Selecting the Resistor of Gain pin
        13. Selecting the Short Current Limit
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    2. 11.2 Community Resources
    3. 11.3 Trademarks
    4. 11.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 11.5 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

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


The TPS61390 is a fully integrated boost converter with an 85-V FET to convert a low input voltage to a higher voltage for biasing the APD. The TPS61390 supports an input voltage ranging from 2.5 V to 5.5 V. The device operates at a 700 kHz pulse-width modulation (PWM) crossing the whole load range.

The device can accurately mirror the APD current ranging from 0.5 uA to 2 mA. There are two ratio options for the current proportional to APD current: the MON1 (4 : 5) and MON2 (1 : 5). By connecting a resistor from the mirror output (MON1 or MON2) to GND, the current flowing through the APD is converted into the voltage crossing the resistor from MON1 / MON2 to GND.

With the sample / hold circuitry built-in and triggered by an external sampling clock, the current mirror signal (voltage) is transferred and stored on the holdup capacitor, the voltage on the holdup capacitor is then passed over to the output of an operational amplifier. An external ADC can sense the voltage of the output of the operational amplifier to measure the optical intensity.

Additionally, a high power optical protection is integrated by clamping the pre-set current limit (program by the ISHORT resistor). The response time of the high optical power is typically 0.5 µs. The device could recovery automatically when the high optical power is removed.

The device comes in a 3-mm × 3-mm QFN package with the operating junction temperature covering from –40°C to 125°C.