TIDA-01505: Reference design calculations
Part Number: TIDA-01505
As suggested, the R58 connection was moved to VDD Node & Changed the total resistor value of R38+R40+R42+R43+R45+R46 to 15K to enable the Self start up to avoid connecting the +20V & -5V externally. However this didn't work. Could you please suggest if there are any additional changes required to facilitate the self startup? If there any reduction envisaged in the resistor network ( R37,....,R49 ) from 9MOhm to a lower value to increase the base current of Q9?
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Please try to increase C54 to 220uF and remove the two times of 470uF output capacitors. The purpose is to hold the voltage at VDD sustainable to power the level shifter. Please first disconnect the load to see the effect. Could you please provide the startup waveform at nodes: "VDD" and "-5V" to see how the ramp up looks like? Thanks.
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