The TPS62085, TPS62086, and TPS62087 have an internal soft-start circuitry which monotonically ramps up the output voltage and reaches the nominal output voltage during a soft-start time of typically 0.8 ms. This avoids excessive inrush current and creates a smooth output voltage slope. It also prevents excessive voltage drops of primary cells and rechargeable batteries with high internal impedance. The device is able to start into a prebiased output capacitor. The device starts with the applied bias voltage and ramps the output voltage to its nominal value.