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4.5V to 14V Input, 6A Synchronous Buck Controller with 4-Bit Vid Interface


Package | PIN: RGY | 16
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Cut Tape
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  • Input Voltage Range: 4.5 V to 14 V
  • 4-Bit Dynamic VID-On-The-Fly Support
  • VID Programmable Output Voltage with Programmable Transition Rate
  • Fixed Switching Frequency of 520 kHz
  • Selectable Low-Side (Three Settings) and Fixed High-Side Thermally
    Compensated Overcurrent Protection
  • Power Good Indicator
  • Internal 5-V Regulator
  • Voltage Mode Control
  • Internally Fixed 5.5-ms Soft-Start Time
  • Pre-Bias Output Safe
  • Thermal Shutdown at 140°C
  • 16-Pin QFN Package

Texas Instruments  TPS40197RGYR

The TPS40197 is a synchronous buck controller that operates from 4.5 V to 14 V input supply nominally. The controller implements voltage-mode control architecture with the switching frequency fixed at 520 kHz. The higher switching frequency facilitates the use of smaller inductor and output capacitors, thereby providing a compact power-supply solution. An adaptive anti-cross conduction scheme is used to prevent shoot through current in the power FETs.

The TPS40197 integrates the PWM control and 4-bit VID interface in a single chip to allow seamless on-the-fly VID changes with programmable transition rate. It provides a simple power solution for Smart-Reflex™ DSP cores.

Short circuit detection is done by sensing the voltage drop across the low-side FET when it is on and comparing it with a user selected threshold of 100 mV, 200 mV or 280 mV. The threshold is set with a single external resistor connected from COMP to GND. This resistor is sensed at startup and the selected threshold is latched. Pulse by pulse limiting (to prevent current runaway) is provided by sensing the voltage across the high-side FET when it is on and terminating the cycle when the voltage drop rises above a fixed threshold of 550 mV. When the controller senses an output short circuit, both FETs are turned off and a timeout period is observed before attempting to restart. This provides limited power dissipation in the event of a sustained fault.