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

Dropout Operation

If the input voltage is lower than the nominal output voltage plus the specified dropout voltage, but all other conditions are met for normal operation, the device operates in dropout mode. In this mode, the output voltage tracks the input voltage. During this mode, the transient performance of the device becomes significantly degraded because the pass transistor is in the ohmic or triode region, and acts as a switch. Line or load transients in dropout can result in large output-voltage deviations.

When the device is in a steady dropout state (defined as when the device is in dropout, VIN < VOUT(NOM) + VDO, directly after being in a normal regulation state, but not during startup), the pass transistor is driven into the ohmic or triode region. When the input voltage returns to a value greater than or equal to the nominal output voltage plus the dropout voltage (VOUT(NOM) + VDO), the output voltage can overshoot for a short period of time while the device pulls the pass transistor back into the linear region.