Synchronization of these PWM controllers is best obtained by the universal technique shown in Figure 19. The device oscillator is programmed to free-run at a frequency about 20% lower than that of the synchronizing frequency. A brief positive pulse is applied across the 50-Ω resistor to force synchronization. Typically, a 1-V amplitude pulse of 100-ns width is sufficient for most applications.
The controller can also be synchronized to a pulse-train applied directly to the oscillator RC pin. The device internally pulls low at this node once the upper oscillator threshold is crossed. This 130-Ω impedance to ground remains active until the voltage on RC is lowered below 0.2 V. External synchronization circuits must accommodate these conditions.