Although quiescent VDD current is very low, total supply current will be higher, depending on OUTA and OUTB current and the programmed oscillator frequency. Total VDD current is the sum of quiescent VDD current and the average OUT current. Knowing the operating frequency and the MOSFET gate charge (Qg), average OUT current can be calculated using Equation 1.
For the best high-speed circuit performance, two VDD bypass capacitors are recommended to prevent noise problems. The use of surface mount components is highly recommended. A 0.1-µF ceramic capacitor should be located closest to the VDD to ground connection. In addition, a larger capacitor (such as 1 µF and above) with relatively low ESR should be connected in parallel, to help deliver the high current peaks to the load. The parallel combination of capacitors should present a low impedance characteristic for the expected current levels in the driver application.