SBVS372B December   2018  – August 2019 TPS7A25

PRODUCTION DATA.  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Typical Application Circuit
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin 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 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagrams
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Output Enable
      2. 7.3.2 Dropout Voltage
      3. 7.3.3 Current Limit
      4. 7.3.4 Undervoltage Lockout (UVLO)
      5. 7.3.5 Thermal Shutdown
      6. 7.3.6 Power Good
      7. 7.3.7 Active Overshoot Pulldown Circuitry
    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 Adjustable Device Feedback Resistors
      2. 8.1.2 Recommended Capacitor Types
      3. 8.1.3 Input and Output Capacitor Requirements
      4. 8.1.4 Reverse Current
      5. 8.1.5 Feed-Forward Capacitor (CFF)
      6. 8.1.6 Power Dissipation (PD)
      7. 8.1.7 Estimating Junction Temperature
      8. 8.1.8 Special Consideration for Line Transients
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. 8.2.2.1 Transient Response
        2. 8.2.2.2 Selecting Feedback Divider Resistors
        3. 8.2.2.3 Thermal Dissipation
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curve
  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 Documentation Support
      1. 11.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 11.3 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    4. 11.4 Community Resources
    5. 11.5 Trademarks
    6. 11.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 11.7 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • DRV|6
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Power Dissipation (PD)

Circuit reliability requires consideration of the device power dissipation, location of the circuit on the printed circuit board (PCB), and correct sizing of the thermal plane. The PCB area around the regulator must have few or no other heat-generating devices that cause added thermal stress.

To first-order approximation, power dissipation in the regulator depends on the input-to-output voltage difference and load conditions. Equation 6 calculates power dissipation (PD).

Equation 6. PD = (VIN – VOUT) × IOUT

NOTE

Power dissipation can be minimized, and therefore greater efficiency can be achieved, by correct selection of the system voltage rails. For the lowest power dissipation use the minimum input voltage required for correct output regulation.

For devices with a thermal pad, the primary heat conduction path for the device package is through the thermal pad to the PCB. Solder the thermal pad to a copper pad area under the device. This pad area must contain an array of plated vias that conduct heat to additional copper planes for increased heat dissipation.

The maximum power dissipation determines the maximum allowable ambient temperature (TA) for the device. According to Equation 7, power dissipation and junction temperature are most often related by the junction-to-ambient thermal resistance (RθJA) of the combined PCB and device package and the temperature of the ambient air (TA).

Equation 7. TJ = TA + (RθJA × PD)

Thermal resistance (RθJA) is highly dependent on the heat-spreading capability built into the particular PCB design, and therefore varies according to the total copper area, copper weight, and location of the planes. The junction-to-ambient thermal resistance listed in the Thermal Information table is determined by the JEDEC standard PCB and copper-spreading area, and is used as a relative measure of package thermal performance.