SBVS342A February 2019 – March 2019 TPS7A16A-Q1
The ability to remove heat from the die is different for each package type, presenting different considerations in the PCB layout. The PCB area around the device that is free of other components moves the heat from the device to the ambient air. Using heavier copper increases the effectiveness of removing heat from the device. The addition of plated through-holes to heat dissipating layers also improves the heatsink effectiveness.
Power dissipation depends on input voltage and load conditions. As Equation 2 shows, power dissipation (PD) is equal to the product of the output current times the voltage drop across the output pass element: