SBVS311A November 2019 – March 2020 TPS7A54
The PG signal provides an easy solution to meet demanding sequencing requirements because PG signals when the output nears its nominal value. PG can be used to signal other devices in a system when the output voltage is near, at, or above the set output voltage (VOUT(nom)). Figure 43 shows a simplified schematic.
The PG signal is an open-drain digital output that requires a pullup resistor to a voltage source and is active high. The PG circuit sets the PG pin into a high-impedance state to indicate that the power is good.
Using a large feed-forward capacitor (CFF) delays the output voltage and, because the PG circuit monitors the FB pin, the PG signal can indicate a false positive.