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Vin (Min) (V) 3.5 Vin (Max) (V) 60 Vout (Min) (V) 0.8 Vout (Max) (V) 58 Iout (Max) (A) 1.5 Iq (Typ) (uA) 116 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 100 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2500 Features Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Power Good, Tracking, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 150 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
Vin (Min) (V) 3.5 Vin (Max) (V) 60 Vout (Min) (V) 0.8 Vout (Max) (V) 58 Iout (Max) (A) 1.5 Iq (Typ) (uA) 116 Switching frequency (Min) (kHz) 100 Switching frequency (Max) (kHz) 2500 Features Enable, Frequency Synchronization, Light Load Efficiency, Power Good, Tracking, UVLO Adjustable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 150 Rating Catalog Regulated outputs (#) 1
HVSSOP (DGQ) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3
  • 3.5 V to 60 V Input Voltage Range
  • 200-mΩ High-Side MOSFET
  • High Efficiency at Light Loads with a Pulse Skipping Eco-mode
  • TPS54160A has Tighter Enable Threshold Than
    TPS54160 for More Accurate UVLO voltage
  • Adjustable UVLO Voltage and Hysteresis
  • 116 µA Operating Quiescent Current
  • 1.3 µA Shutdown Current
  • 100 kHz to 2.5 MHz Switching Frequency
  • Synchronizes to External Clock
  • Adjustable Slow Start/Sequencing
  • UV and OV Power Good Output
  • 0.8-V Internal Voltage Reference
  • MSOP10 and 3mm x 3mm VSON Package with PowerPAD
  • Supported by WEBBENCH and SwitcherPro Software Tool
  • 3.5 V to 60 V Input Voltage Range
  • 200-mΩ High-Side MOSFET
  • High Efficiency at Light Loads with a Pulse Skipping Eco-mode
  • TPS54160A has Tighter Enable Threshold Than
    TPS54160 for More Accurate UVLO voltage
  • Adjustable UVLO Voltage and Hysteresis
  • 116 µA Operating Quiescent Current
  • 1.3 µA Shutdown Current
  • 100 kHz to 2.5 MHz Switching Frequency
  • Synchronizes to External Clock
  • Adjustable Slow Start/Sequencing
  • UV and OV Power Good Output
  • 0.8-V Internal Voltage Reference
  • MSOP10 and 3mm x 3mm VSON Package with PowerPAD
  • Supported by WEBBENCH and SwitcherPro Software Tool

The TPS54160A device is a 60-V, 1.5-A, step down regulator with an integrated high-side MOSFET. Current mode control provides simple external compensation and flexible component selection. A low ripple pulse skip mode reduces the no load, regulated output supply current to 116 μA. Using the enable pin, shutdown supply current is reduced to 1.3 µA.

Under voltage lockout is internally set at 2.5 V, but can be increased using the enable pin. The output voltage startup ramp is controlled by the slow start pin that can also be configured for sequencing/tracking. An open drain power good signal indicates the output is within 94% to 107% of its nominal voltage.

A wide switching frequency range allows efficiency and external component size to be optimized. Frequency fold back and thermal shutdown protects the part during an overload condition.

The TPS54160A device is a 60-V, 1.5-A, step down regulator with an integrated high-side MOSFET. Current mode control provides simple external compensation and flexible component selection. A low ripple pulse skip mode reduces the no load, regulated output supply current to 116 μA. Using the enable pin, shutdown supply current is reduced to 1.3 µA.

Under voltage lockout is internally set at 2.5 V, but can be increased using the enable pin. The output voltage startup ramp is controlled by the slow start pin that can also be configured for sequencing/tracking. An open drain power good signal indicates the output is within 94% to 107% of its nominal voltage.

A wide switching frequency range allows efficiency and external component size to be optimized. Frequency fold back and thermal shutdown protects the part during an overload condition.

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* Data sheet TPS54160 1.5-A, 60-V, Step-Down DC/DC Converter with Eco-mode™ datasheet (Rev. C) 17 Feb 2014
Technical article Minimize the impact of the MLCC shortage on your power application 29 Mar 2019
User guide PMLK Buck Experiment Book (Rev. B) 21 Apr 2017
User guide Power-Management-Laborkit Buck- Experimentierbuch (Rev. B) 21 Apr 2017
Application note Understanding Eco-mode(TM) Operation 05 Dec 2016
User guide Cost Effective Test Methods Using PMLK BUCK Boards (Rev. A) 31 Aug 2016
User guide PMLK Buck Experiment Book (Rev. A) 31 Aug 2016
Application note Design Considerations for DC-DC Converters in Fast-Input Slew Rate Applications 05 Mar 2015
Application note Differences between the TPS54x40, TPS54x60 and the TPS54x40A, TPS54x60A 17 Apr 2013
Application note Create a Split-Rail Power Supply with a Wide Input Voltage Buck Regulator (Rev. A) 26 Oct 2012
Application note Create an Inverting Power Supply from a Step-Down Regulator (Rev. B) 26 Oct 2012
Application note Level Shifting Control for an Inverting Buck-boost 10 Oct 2012
Analog design journal 3Q 2010 Issue Analog Applications Journal 11 Aug 2010
User guide TPS54160EVM-535 User's Guide 30 Oct 2009
User guide TPS54160EVM-230 07 Oct 2008

Design & development

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Evaluation board

PMLKBUCKEVM — TI-PMLK Buck Experiment Board using TPS54160 & LM3475

The TI-PMLK Buck Experiment Board is part of the TI Power Management Lab Kit (TI-PMLK) series. TI-PMLK series provides hands on learning to reinforce power supply knowledge. The modular format allows users to customize the TI-PMLK series experience in a way that makes the most impact on (...)

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Evaluation board

TPS54160EVM-230 — TPS54160 42V Input, 5V Output, 1.5A Evaluation Module

The TPS54160EVM-230 evaluation module (EVM) helps designers evaluate the operation and performance of the TPS54160 DC/DC converter. This converter is a wide input voltage (3.5 - 60V), 2.5MHz, non-synchronous, externally compensated, step down converter capable of 1.5A of output current. The (...)
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Simulation model

TPS54160 TINA-TI Transient Reference Design (Rev. A)

SLIM198A.TSC (279 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
Simulation model

TPS54160 TINA-TI Transient Spice Model (Rev. A)

SLIM199A.ZIP (68 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
Simulation model

TPS54160 PSpice Average Model

SLVM925.ZIP (98 KB) - PSpice Model
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TPS54160 Unencrypted PSpice Transient Model

SLVMCZ8.ZIP (8 KB) - PSpice Model
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TPS54160 Unencrypted PSpice Average Model

SLVMD08.ZIP (1 KB) - PSpice Model
Simulation tool

PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool

PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
Calculation tool

LEDDRIVER60VSWIFT-CALC — Up To 60V Input Step-Down LED Driver Calculator for SWIFT DC/DC Converters

The LEDDriver60VSWIFT-CALC design calculator is an Excel spreadsheet that facilitates design with the 60V TPS54x60 family of non-synchronous buck converters used as a high-brightness LED driver. The design achieves a constant current supply with an output voltage that varies with changes in the LED (...)
Calculation tool

SWIFTINV-CALC — Inverting Power Supply Calculator for SWIFT DC/DC with Integrated FETs

The SWIFTINV-CALC Excel sheet is a complementary worksheet to the SLVA317 application note. The worksheet is used to calculate the external components needed to create a negative output voltage from a positive input voltage. The tool features several families of wide input voltage, current-mode (...)
Calculation tool

SWIFTPOSNEG-CALC — Positive and Negative Output Voltage Split Rail Calculator for SWIFT DC/DC Converters

The SWIFTPosNeg-CALC Excel sheet is a complementary worksheet to the SLVA369 application note.

This worksheet is used to calculate the external components needed to create a dual output (i.e. positive and negative) power supply using a step-down switching regulator and catalog off the shelf coupled (...)

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The PMP5548 is a buck converter with a secondary winding coupled with the main inductor. This winding supplies 6V that are added to the 6V output thus generating 12V. A 3.3V further output is derived from the main 6V output by means of an LDO.
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PMP9091 — 12V Input 3W Dual 5V Output Buck Regulator Reference Design

This supply uses the TPS54160 buck regulator to generate a 5V/0.5A regulated output and an auxilliary 5V/0.2A unregulated output.  A two winding coupled inductor is used to generate the auxilliary output.   The auxilliary output is left floating, and could be used as a -5V output or (...)
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TIDM-THREEPHASE-BLDC-LC-INST — Three-Phase Brushless/PMSM Low Current Motor Control Solution with InstaSPIN Software

This reference design demonstrates a motor control solution for spinning medium voltage three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) and brushless AC (BLAC) motors- often referred to as permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) - featuring the C2000™ InstaSPIN™ TMS320F28069M microcontroller and the DRV8312 (...)
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PMP9097 — Low Cost Inverting Buck-Boost Provides -5A@100mA from +32V Input for Transmitter Reference Design

This inverting buck-boost converter implements a low cost integrated FET buck controller to generate a negative output voltage. The converter is designed with low cost and small area in mind.
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