SBVS338E March   2020  – December 2021 TPS7A20

PRODUCTION DATA  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and 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 Switching Characteristics
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Low Output Noise
      2. 7.3.2 Smart Enable
      3. 7.3.3 Dropout Voltage
      4. 7.3.4 Foldback Current Limit
      5. 7.3.5 Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
      6. 7.3.6 Thermal Shutdown
      7. 7.3.7 Active Discharge
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Device Functional Mode Comparison
      2. 7.4.2 Normal Operation
      3. 7.4.3 Dropout Operation
      4. 7.4.4 Disabled
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Recommended Capacitor Types
      2. 8.1.2 Input and Output Capacitor Requirements
      3. 8.1.3 Load Transient Response
      4. 8.1.4 Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO) Operation
      5. 8.1.5 Power Dissipation (PD)
        1. 8.1.5.1 Estimating Junction Temperature
        2. 8.1.5.2 Recommended Area for Continuous Operation
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Examples
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Device Support
      1. 11.1.1 Device Nomenclature
    2. 11.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    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

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

Recommended Area for Continuous Operation

The operational area of an LDO is limited by the dropout voltage, output current, junction temperature, and input voltage. The recommended area for continuous operation for a linear regulator is given in Figure 8-3 and can be separated into the following parts:

  • Dropout voltage limits the minimum differential voltage between the input and the output (VIN – VOUT) at a given output current level. See the Section 7.4.3 section for more details.
  • The rated output currents limits the maximum recommended output current level. Exceeding this rating causes the device to fall out of specification.
  • The rated junction temperature limits the maximum junction temperature of the device. Exceeding this rating causes the device to fall out of specification and reduces long-term reliability.
    • The shape of the slope is given by Equation 4. The slope is nonlinear because the maximum-rated junction temperature of the LDO is controlled by the power dissipation across the LDO; thus when VIN – VOUT increases the output current must decrease.
  • The rated input voltage range governs both the minimum and maximum of VIN – VOUT.

Figure 8-3 shows the recommended area of operation for this device on a JEDEC-standard high-K board with a RθJA as given in the Thermal Information table.

GUID-DF3784BF-2710-4084-A074-EBD30811DD2A-low.gifFigure 8-3 Region Description of Continuous Operation Regime