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 Voltage

Dropout voltage (VDO) is defined as the input voltage minus the output voltage (VIN – VOUT) at the rated output current (IRATED), where the pass transistor is fully on. IRATED is the maximum IOUT listed in the Recommended Operating Conditions table. The pass transistor is in the ohmic or triode region of operation, and acts as a switch. The dropout voltage indirectly specifies a minimum input voltage greater than the nominal programmed output voltage at which the output voltage is expected to stay in regulation. If the input voltage falls to less than the value required to maintain output regulation, then the output voltage falls as well.

For a CMOS regulator, the dropout voltage is determined by the drain-source on-state resistance (RDS(ON)) of the pass transistor. Therefore, if the linear regulator operates at less than the rated current, the dropout voltage for that current scales accordingly. The following equation calculates the RDS(ON) of the device.

Equation 1.