Thermal shutdown limits total power dissipation by turning off the internal switches when the device junction temperature exceeds 168°C (typical). Thermal shutdown does not trigger below 158°C (minimum). After thermal shutdown occurs, hysteresis prevents the part from switching until the junction temperature drops to approximately 153°C (typical). When the junction temperature falls below 153°C (typical), the LMR436x0-Q1 attempts another soft start.
While the LMR436x0-Q1 is shut down due to high junction temperature, power continues to be provided to VCC. To prevent overheating due to a short circuit applied to VCC, the LDO that provides power for VCC has reduced current limit while the part is disabled due to high junction temperature. The LDO only provides a few milliamperes during thermal shutdown.